2019 U.S. OPEN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- December 4th-7th, 2019
- McCauley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
- LCM (50m), Prelims/Finals
- Psych sheets
- Pre-scratch timeline
- Live stream (all sessions beside A finals on Friday/Saturday)
- Live results
During the A-final of the 100 fly, 16-year-old Torri Huske was seeded out of lane one against big names. The youngster not only had an impeccable start, but powered to an upset win with her breakouts and turn.
At the finish, Huske took her first U.S. Open title with a 57.48, breaking the U.S. Open meet record of 57.53 and re-breaking her own 15-16 NAG. She also overtook Olympian Kelsi Dahlia at the finish, who settled for second place with a 57.96.
Huske, who turns 17 tomorrow, broke her NAG from the 2019 World Junior Championships of 57.71, chopping three-tenths off the mark. As mentioned in her interview, her breakouts and turn seemed to pay off as she brought home her race 0.67 seconds faster than her NAG.
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Huske’s winning time of 57.48 is also under the 17-18 NAG, which is held by Katie McLaughlin at 57.87. This now makes Huske the fastest 18&U performer in history, and she still has two more years as a junior.
Top Five Women’s 18&U U.S. Performers – LCM 100 FL
- Torri Huske (2019) – 57.48
- Claire Curzan (2019)/Katie McLaughlin (2015) – 57.87
- Mary T. Meagher (1981) – 57.93
- Lillie Nordmann (2019) – 57.96
Reported by Anne Lepesant
WOMEN’S 100M BUTTERFLY – FINAL
- American record: 55.98, 2012, Dana Vollmer
- U.S. Open record: 56.38, 2016, Sarah Sjostrom
- U.S. Open Meet record: 57.53, 2017, Marie Wattel
- Torri Huske (AAC) – 57.48
- Kelsi Dahlia (CARD) – 57.96
- Amanda Kendall (MVN) – 58.25
On the day before her 17th birthday, Torri Huske blasted a 57.48 to win the 100 fly from an outside lane, upsetting the favorites and notching both a U.S. Open Meet record and a National Age Group record for 15-16 girls. Her time was also faster than the 17-18 NAG record. (Whether she had swum the race on Friday or on Saturday, her “swim age” for NAG record purposes is her age on the first day of the meet. So either way it would have been a 15-16 NAG record.) Huske mentioned in her post-race interview that she has been focusing on breakouts and turns, and it showed. Huske moved from second place to first on the breakout off her turn and was unstoppable on the way home.