North Carolina women shredded the NCS record book at the ESSZ Senior Sectional meet held at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary this past weekend. Claire Curzan broke six NCS records, while TAC Titan teammate Charlotte Hook added three more, and Ashley Twichell, another TAC swimmer, accounted for two. MOR’s Abby Arens also contributed three new records to the NCS books. Some very amazing performances!
And those weren’t the only records to fall…Two of Claire Curzan’s record-breaking swims were also National Age Group (NAG) records in the 13-14 age group. Curzan broke Missy Franklin’s NAG record in the 100 free, clocking an incredible 47.67. In addition, Curzan broke her own NAG 13-14 100 fly record with a 50.64 – which was also a new NCS Open record!
USA National Team member Regan Smith also swam at the meet and recorded some phenomenal times. Swimming for Minnesota’s Riptide Swimming, Smith set three NAG records in the 17-18 age division. She set new NAG records in the 100 fly, the 100 back, and the 200 back. Her 49.66 in the 100 back and her 1:47.16 in the 200 back were not only NAG records but also American and US Open records!
While there were no men’s records set at the sectional meet, SwimMac’s Tim Connery and Conall Monahan added their names to the NCS record book at the SE Southern Premier meet last weekend. Connery set new marks in the 15-16 100 breast and 100 back, while Monahan broke the 400 IM record.
Congratulations on all of these exceptional performances!
Below is a list of NCS records broken during the past couple of weeks.
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||50 Free||22.01|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Free||47.67|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Back||51.23|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||200 Back||1:52.76|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||13-14||100 Fly||50.64|
|Claire Curzan||TAC||OPEN||100 Fly||50.64|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-16||100 Breast||59.76|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-16||200 Breast||2:08.06|
|Abby Arens||MOR||15-18||200 Breast||2:08.06|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||15-16||200 Fly||1:53.70|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||15-16||200 IM||1:54.79|
|Charlotte Hook||TAC||15-16||400 IM||4:07.42|
|Ashley Twichell||TAC||OPEN||1000 Free||9:21.41|
|Ashley Twichell||TAC||OPEN||1650 Free||15:30.95|
|Tim Connery||MAC||15-16||100 Back||47.24|
|Tim Connery||MAC||15-16||100 Breast||53.74|
|Conall Monahan||MAC||15-16||400 IM||3:51.09|