Torri Huske Erases Simone Manuel’s 17-18 NAG Record in 50 Free – 24.44

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Just after Claire Curzan‘s huge 100 back, Arlington Aquatic Club’s Torri Huske shot out to a new best time to win the 50 free by almost a second.

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

  1. Simone Manuel – 23.97
  2. Dara Torres – 24.07
  3. Amanda Weir – 24.23
  4. Abbey Weitzeil – 24.28
  5. Madison Kennedy – 24.39
  6. Torri Huske – 24.44
  7. Jessica Hardy  – 24.48
  8. 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.

2020-2021 LCM Women 50 Free

EmmaAUS
McKeon
08/01
23.81
2Cate
Campbell
AUS23.9406/17
3Ranomi
Kromowidjojo
NED23.9705/18
4Pernille
Blume
DEN24.0605/17
5Sarah
Sjostrom
SWE24.0708/01
6Kasia
Wasick
POL24.1705/18
6Claire
Curzan
USA24.1705/14
8Abbey
Weitzeil
USA24.1907/31
9Maria
Kameneva
RUS24.2004/09
9Liu
Xiang
CHN24.2009/28
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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.

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Kwrb77
3 months ago

Does anyone know what Curzan went before the DQ?

NCSwimFan
Reply to  Kwrb77
3 months ago

24.44 as well.

NCSwimFan
3 months ago

Above lists Curzan as having “scratched the event”, but she got DQed for a 15m violation. Went the exact same time as Huske.

VA Steve
3 months ago

That wasn’t a scratch. Great racing. So many events are going to be wild at OT!

Hswimmer
3 months ago

Now Abbey is in trouble…

Breezeway
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 months ago

This!👆🏾

MX4x50relay
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 months ago

She did go 24.5 with no rest… I think she’ll be fine

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 months ago
Hswimmer
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

Ok that made me laugh 😂😂😂

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

Congratulations!

I wonder what Gretchen Walsh is thinking?

Hswimmer
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

I wonder what Abbey is thinking

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 months ago

Abbey Weitzeil
2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships
Women’s 50 meter freestyle
Heats – 24.47
Semis – 24.58

Those goddamn whippersnappers!

VA Steve
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

Game on?!

Penguin
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

I wonder if / when you’re going to change your name

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Penguin
3 months ago

When Smith-King-Curzan-Manuel break the world record.

troubadour
3 months ago

How close was Curzan? she had a DQ? Amazing improvement for Torri. Grabs NAG from Simone

Breezeway
3 months ago

Besides maybe Ledecky, who is safe to come to Trials with just a partial taper? These youngsters are on fire!

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Breezeway
3 months ago

Ledecky doesn’t need no stinkin’ taper for the Olympic Trials.

Breezeway
Reply to  Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago

Probably true, even with the 200 Free

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
Reply to  Breezeway
3 months ago

Ledecky’s times in Mission Viejo (200 FR, 400 FR, 1500 FR) will blow away the field.

Yozhik
Reply to  Breezeway
3 months ago

What event Ledecky needs to be partially tapered for? To compete with her the World team is needed. American team isn’t even is dust behind her.

Breezeway
Reply to  Yozhik
3 months ago

you’re right 😂

Dee
3 months ago

Obscenely impressive.

50% jealous of all the young talent the US have, 50% so f***ing happy that our sport is going through such an exciting time.

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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