Torri Huske Breaks 2 National High School Records 27 Minutes Apart

2021 VHSL Class 6 State Meet

  • February 9-25, 2021
  • Jeff Rouse Center, Stafford, VA
  • Short Course Yards
  • Result on Meet Mobile “2021 VHSL Class 6 State Meet”

US National Teamer Torri Huske made her mark on the final day of the 2021 VHSL Class 6 State meet, breaking two National High School records. 

Huske, a senior at Yorktown High School, began her meet by swimming a time of 1:53.73 in the 200 IM, chopping a tenth of a second off of Dagny Knutson’s National Public High School record of 1:53.82 that had stood since 2009. 

Knutson now only has 2 remaining National Public High School records, the 200 freestyle (1:42.81) and the 500 freestyle (4:34.78). The former American record holder in the 400 yard IM was one of the top high school talents in history, setting a total of 4 National Public High School records before turning pro right after high school. 

Notably, Huske is now also the owner of the overall National High School record, as the National Independent High School record stands at a 1:53.90 by Ella Eastin from 2015. 

Huske’s time in the 200 IM was also a personal best by almost a second. Her previous best stood at a 1:54.50 from December, swimming with her club team Arlington Aquatic Club. 

About 27 minutes later, Huske was back in the pool swimming the 100 butterfly, putting up another National Public High School record. Huske touched in a time of 49.95 to become the first swimmer to break 50 seconds during a high school competition. Her time shattered her own record of 50.67 set earlier this month, and 17-18 National Age Group record of 50.19 that was set by Olivia Bray in 2019. 

With her swim, Huske also re-claimed the overall National High School record, taking down Claire Curzan’s mark of 50.35 from 2020. Curzan and Huske have traded the record several times now, as Huske originally broke the record in 2019 with a time of 51.29 before Curzan lowered it to 50.35. This year at the North Carolina High School State Championships, Curzan tied her record of 50.35. However, Huske’s time tonight significantly lowered it once-again. Curzan will presumably have one last shot at the record next year, as she is only a junior, while Huske is a senior.

Full recap to follow. 

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leisurely1:29
5 months ago

Gotta be one of the best doubles I’ve ever seen… don’t know many GUYS who can swim a sub-50 100 fly after an all-out 2im…

Tomek
5 months ago

OMG!!!!

PVSFree
5 months ago

Really fast meet, Camille Spink split a 21.74 anchoring the Battlefield 200 medley and went 48.9 in the individual 100 free and Grimm split another 20.87 50 back and split 19.24 50 free anchoring the 200 free relay (after going 19.6 in the individual event)

Swimfan
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

Without backstroke wedges

PVSFree
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

Camille Spink is also a sophomore

Jackman
5 months ago
PVSFree
Reply to  Jackman
5 months ago

🥰❤️SwimSwam❤️🥰 thanks for listening guys

SwimPop
5 months ago

Torri also lead off the Yorktown 200 Free Relay with a 21.65 split, which betters the VA High School record and was just off of the National Public High School record of 21.64 (Abbey Weitzeil) and the Overall National High School record of 21.59 (Gretchen Walsh).

Pretty impressive triple.

And I’m assuming since she wasn’t in the 200 Medley Relay that she probably has a 100 free split waiting to be reported, too…

Ferb
Reply to  SwimPop
5 months ago

48.04 leadoff in the 4×100 FR, per Meet Mobile.

SwimPop
Reply to  SwimPop
5 months ago

48.04 on the opening 100 split for the relay. Over a second faster than the all time VA record, which was also lowered today by Camille Spink (mentioned in a previous comment).

Does anyone know if the opening splits count as individual event records for HS?

PFA
Reply to  SwimPop
4 months ago

Yes! how do think David Nolan set his 100 free HS record.

Drewbrewsbeer
5 months ago

Wow!

Marklewis
4 months ago

High school girl breaking 50 seconds in 100 fly.

Thought that was impossible. Shows how talented Torri is.

mds
Reply to  Marklewis
4 months ago

Fastest in High School meet, but Claire Curzan :49.73 for club, while still age 16. Torri’s time is a first for girls in 17-18 to be under 50 seconds (old mark Olivia Bray at :50.19).

Dpr
4 months ago

OUTSTANDING SWIMS! That’s two swims I would have paid to watch…Keep up the HARD WORK.

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