2021 TAC TITANS LONG COURSE PREMIER MEET
- Thursday, April 8 – Sunday, April 11, 2021
- Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary, North Carolina
- Long Course Meters (50 meters), Prelims/Finals
- Meet Central
- Live Stream
- Psych Sheets
- Live Results
Huske clocked a 24.44, a massive outing for just her first swim under 25 seconds in the event to snap Simone Manuel‘s 17-18 NAG record of 24.56 from 2014.
Huske’s best coming into the meet was a 25.34, which she took down modestly with a 25.26 this morning to tie with Curzan for the top time of prelims. Curzan tied her again in finals but was DQ’d for a 15-meter underwater violation. Had that been a legal swim, she would’ve easily cleared Gretchen Walsh‘s NAG record in the 15-16 category (24.71).
After going a blazing 21.39 in March in the yards version of this event, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Huske would be able to break 25, but going that far under 25 suddenly puts her into the Olympic team conversation here.
That 24.44 moves Huske all the way up to #6 on the all-time top performers list for Americans, as she’s now just the seventh American woman to go faster than 24.50 in the event.
TOP U.S. PERFORMERS, 50 FREE
- Simone Manuel – 23.97
- Dara Torres – 24.07
- Amanda Weir – 24.23
- Abbey Weitzeil – 24.28
- Madison Kennedy – 24.39
- Torri Huske – 24.44
- Jessica Hardy – 24.48
- Lara Jackson – 24.50
Within the Olympic Trials qualifying period (beginning November 28, 2018), Huske is now the #2 American behind Manuel (24.05) and ahead of Weitzeil (24.47). This season, though, the 18-year-old Stanford commit is now the top American in the event, coming in at #9 in the world rankings.
With a 56.69 in the 100 fly and a 53.46 in the 100 free already this weekend, Huske has quickly become a three-event threat individually for the U.S. Olympic team.