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17-Year-Old Maximus Williamson Blazes 1:41.18 200 IM to Break Nolan’s NAG Record From 2011

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By Riley Overend on SwimSwam

2023 SPEEDO WINTER JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – WEST

Thursday evening heat sheets

Just about an hour after Thomas Heilman lowered his own Winter Juniors meet record in the 200-yard IM from 1:41.71 to 1:41.41 at the East edition in Columbus, Ohio, future University of Virginia teammate Maximus Williamson issued an emphatic response.

Williamson, 17, crushed a personal-best 1:41.18 to win the 200 IM by more than two seconds at Winter Juniors – West in Westmont, Illinois, taking almost a full second off his previous-best 1:42.07 from last year’s meet. The victory gave the Lakeside Aquatic Club standout the new meet record as well as the new U.S. boys’ 17-18 national age group (NAG) record, erasing David Nolan‘s 12-year-old standard of 1:41.39 from 2011.

U.S. 17-18 Boys’ NAG Rankings

  1. Maximus Williamson, 1:41.18 (2023)
  2. David Nolan, 1:41.39 (2011)
  3. Owen McDonald, 1:41.60 (2023)
  4. Baylor Nelson, 1:42.01 (2021)
  5. Ryan Murphy, 1:42.24 (2014)
  6. Kieran Smith, 1:42.26 (2019)
  7. Carson Foster, 1:42.43 (2019)
  8. Raunak Khosla, 1:42.80 (2019)
  9. Luca Urlando, 1:42.81 (2021)
  10. Nate Germonprez, 1:42.82 (2022)

Williamson’s time tonight would already rank 3rd in the NCAA this season behind Destin Lasco (1:40.16) and Hubert Kos (1:39.26), and he won’t arrive in Charlottesville with Heilman until the fall of 2025.

It was deja vu after Thursday night, when Williamson broke the 17-18 NAG record in the 200 free (1:32.00) just minutes after Heilman crushed Williamson’s previous 15-16 mark with a 1:32.46. These two are going to be a problem together in Charlottesville, and they still have nearly two years left before beginning their collegiate careers.

Day 2 Finals Livestream, Courtesy of USA Swimming: 

BOYS’ 200 YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – FINALS

  • West Record: 1:42.07 – Maximus Williamson (2022)
  • Meet Record: 1:41.71 – Thomas Heilman (2022)
  • 13-14 NAG Record: 1:45.29 – Michael Andrew (2014)
  • 15-16 NAG Record: 1:41.71 – Thomas Heilman (2022)
  • 17-18 NAG Record: 1:41.39 – David Nolan (2011)

Final:

  1. Maximus Williamson, Lakeside Aquatic – 1:41.18P
  2. Cooper Lucas, Lakeside Aquatic – 1:43.88
  3. Campbell McKean, Bend Swim Club – 1:44.23
  4. Jake Eccleston, Fort Collins Area – 1:46.58
  5. Tony Laurito, South Shore Sail – 1:446.83
  6. Joe Polyak, Iowa Flyers Swim – 1:47.12
  7. Logan Noguchi, Rose Bowl Aquatics – 1:47.25
  8. Hudson Schuricht, Scottsdale Aquatic Club – 1:46.63

SwimSwam: 17-Year-Old Maximus Williamson Blazes 1:41.18 200 IM to Break Nolan’s NAG Record From 2011

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