Finishing 2nd in the 800 was Westchester Aquatic Club 14-year-old Claire Weinstein, who swam an 8:41.44.
USA Swimming’s 2021 18 & Under Spring Cup kicks off on Thursday from four different U.S sites: Irvine, Des Moines, Richmond and Orlando.
Curzan went a 59.3 100 back, Huske a 24.4 50 free and Curzan tied Huske in the 50 free final (but was shortly after disqualified for a 15-meter violation).
18-year old Torri Huske is now the 5th-best American woman in the 100 meter free during the Olympic Trials qualifying period.
The first of several highly anticipated showdowns between Olympic hopefuls Claire Curzan and Torri Huske happened this morning in the 100 free prelims.
He easily went past the Olympic Trials Wave I cut of 8:12.99 for the first time, while he also finished ahead of the Wave II cut of 8:08.95.
Arlington Aquatic Club’s Torri Huske posted a lifetime best 200 yard fly time of 1:53.71 on Saturday at the Potomac Valley Short Course Championships.
Torri Huske will look to pick up her 4th gold medal of the meet tonight, entering into the 200 fly final with as top seed with a 1:57.18.
Coming off of a record-setting high school performance, Torri Huske will take on six events at the Potomac Valley SC Championship Series meet.
Haley Anderson and Zane Grothe topped the 800 free events at the conclusion of tonight’s distance sessions to kick off the 2021 January Pro Swim Series.
Ashley Twichell, an Olympian and open water specialist, is the top seed in tonight’s 800 free on the women’s side.
In November, Claire Curzan rocked a 56.6 100m fly. She went 50.1/1:49 in the SCY backstrokes in December. What’s next?
Gormsen posted a 4:38.45, blowing right through the 4:40 barrier, and establishing herself as the #10 all-time 15-16 year old at just 15.
The Potomac Valley LSC is a hotbed for great swimming, and area stars Landon Gentry, Anthony Grimm, and Torri Huske all closed out the meet with best times.
Virginia Tech commit Landon Gentry is now one of only a handful 16 year-olds to go 1:43 in the 200 fly and has now hit three best times this meet.