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Saturday, December 2, 2023

Huske Sets Championship Record in 100m Butterfly Win on Day Three of Toyota U.S. Open


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Torri Huske (Arlington, Va./Arlington Aquatic Club) highlighted night three of the 2023 Toyota U.S. Open at the Greensboro Aquatic Center with a championship record time of 56.21 on her way to victory in the women’s 100-meter butterfly.  

Chase Kalisz (Baltimore, Md./Sun Devil Swimming) completed his sweep of the men’s individual medley events when he added a win in the 400m individual medley with a time of 4:10.42. Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Gator Swim Club) also picked up his first win in the men’s 100m butterfly, and Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn./Sun Devil Swimming) finished off the night with a win in the 100m backstroke after swimming the 400m individual medley just minutes earlier.   

Women’s 400m Individual Medley – FINAL  
1 – Summer McIntosh (CAN), 4:29.96 
2 – Anastasia Gorbenko (Unattached), 4:37.90 
3 – Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn./Sun Devil Swimming), 4:38.77 

Men’s 400m Individual Medley – FINAL  
1 – Chase Kalisz (Baltimore, Md./Sun Devil Swimming), 4:10.42 
2 – Carson Foster (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mason Manta Rays), 4:13.43 
3 – Jay Litherland (Alpharetta, Ga./Sun Devil Swimming), 4:14.50 

Kalisz on his race: “That was the least painful 400 IM I’ve done in eight years. I didn’t really have any time in mind or any expectations. That, in itself, is pretty freeing in that race where there’s a lot of stress involved in it. Other than each split not being particularly fast; I think I swam it pretty well – like I swam building through my second 50s – so I’m happy with it. I kind of wish I knew I’d feel that aerobically so I could have probably let one break a little more. It’s the first 400 IM of the season, second race of the season so I’m fine with it for right now.” 

Women’s 100m Butterfly – FINAL  
1 – Torri Huske (Arlington, Va./Arlington Aquatic Club), 56.21* 
2 – Claire Curzan (Cary, N.C./TAC Titans), 56.76 
3 – Gretchen Walsh (Nashville, Tenn./University of Virginia), 56.85 
*Championship record 

Huske on her time: “I did want to be a little bit faster – not going to lie – but I’m still learning a lot. Especially after this summer, it’s good to be closer to where I was before, and I think that maybe I have to go out a little bit harder in the future, but I was really afraid of dying after the summer! I think I’m still learning how to manage the race in a way, but it’s good for right now.” 

Race Notes: 

  • Huske bests the previous championship record by .4 seconds, set by Curzan in 2020 

  • Huske’s time is the third-fastest in the world this year. 

Men’s 100m Butterfly – FINAL  
1 – Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Gator Swim Club), 51.31 
2 – Ilya Kharun (CAN), 51.32 
3 – Josh Liendo (CAN), 51.42 

Dressel on his race: “I feel great. I’m feeling like I’m in really good shape. The back half was there. The speed isn’t coming super easy but it’s December- no one really cares about times right now. Training has been going great…I didn’t need to see times this weekend, I already knew from training and I’m confident from that. Just need to get some racing in. If it results in good times or first place, great. If not, great.” 

Race Notes: 

  • Shaine Casas (McAllen, Texas/Longhorn Aquatics) set a championship record in the B final with his time of 51.03. B finalists are ineligible for placement or awards. 

Women’s 200m Freestyle – FINAL  
1 – Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:54.20* 
2 – Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Gator Swim Club), 1:56.29 
3 – Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Sun Devil Swimming), 1:57.37 
*Championship record 

Men’s 200m Freestyle – FINAL  
1 – Rafael Miroslaw (GER), 1:45.92* 
2 – Drew Kibler (Carmel, Ind./Sun Devil Swimming), 1:46.12 
3 – Henry McFadden (Camden, N.J./Jersey Wahoos), 1:46.80 
*Championship record 

Women’s 100m Breaststroke – FINAL  
1 – Siobhan Haughey (HKG), 1:06.05 
2 – Lydia Jacoby (Seward, Alaska/Seward Tsunami Swim Club), 1:06.20 
3 – Kotryna Teterevkova (LTU), 1:06.96 

Men’s 100m Breaststroke – FINAL  
1 – Denis Petrashov (KGZ), 59.46 
2 – Michael Andrew (Encinitas, Calif./MA Swim Academy), 59.52 
3 – Nic Fink (Morristown, N.J./Metro Atlanta Aquatic Club), 59.79 

Women’s 100m Backstroke – FINAL  
1 – Regan Smith (Lakeville, Minn./Sun Devil Swimming), 58.16 
2 – Claire Curzan (Cary, N.C./TAC Titans), 58.35 
3 – Katharine Berkoff (Missoula, Mont./NC State University), 58.61 

Smith on her race: “I’m very relieved to be done with it. I’d like to be faster in the 100 back. I always love breaking 58 so I’m a little bummed out but given that I had a 400 IM before, I’m not going to be too hard on myself.” 

Men’s 100m Backstroke – FINAL  
1 – Hubert Kos (HUN), 53.19 
2 – Hunter Armstrong (Dover, Ohio/New York Athletic Club/California Aquatics), 53.72 
3 – Ryan Murphy (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./California Aquatics), 53.74 

Competition continues tomorrow with the 1500m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle, 200m breaststroke, and the 200m butterfly. Prelims will begin at 9 a.m. ET, while finals start at 6 p.m. ET. Meet information and the complete competition schedule can be found here.   

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