This is a huge snag for Cal, who previously had no top 20 recruits in their class of 2024.
Since our last look at the records back in July of 2015, only 2 of the 10 oldest NAG records have been broken, but there’s a fresh class of contenders hungry to get their names in the history books.
Curzan also, unofficially, swam the fastest-ever 50 fly by a 13-14 year old. Her swim would have been a World Record as recently as 1999.
Watch Wisconsin junior Beata Nelson lower Kathleen Baker’s 200 back NCAA record.
Nelson’s 1:47.24 just misses Regan Smith’s American record.
Nelson shaved half a second off Regan Smith’s American record Friday night in Austin.
Nelson destroyed all previous records Friday night, going 49.18.
Beata Nelson’s American Record was broken by age group phenom Regan Smith earlier this month by just a hundredth. She’s got a chance to take that record back in finals.
On day 2 for the NCSA Spring Juniors meet, NCAP’s Phoebe Bacon put up the 4th-fastest 200 back time for the girls 15-16 age group.
Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck has been 1:48.67 in the 200 yard backstroke this season, which would have been fast enough to win silver at last year’s NCAA Championships. But Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson has been faster still.
Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson looks to potentially gain her recently-lost 100 BK American record. But freshmen Taylor Ruck and Maggie MacNeil, both in their first year of SCY swimming, could be dark horse threats.
Two American records fell tonight in Cary to Regan Smith of Riptide.
An hour after setting the 200 back American record, Regan Smith did it again in the 100.
After scaring the 100 back American record Saturday, Smith had even more in store for the 200 Sunday.
On the third day of the Cary Sectionals, 4 meet records and 1 NAG were broken. Among them was Regan Smith’s 49.74 100 back, which is the 3rd fastest time ever in the event.