Colorado Girls Class 5A Swimming & Diving Championships: Missy Franklin Breaks Her Own 200 Freestyle Record

Missy Franklin continues to set records, only on Saturday morning, she was doing it in front of an international audience, as ESPN3 carried live coverage of the Colorado 5A High School State Championships.

As reported by Braden Keith of The Swimmers Circle, Franklin topped her own best time on Saturday morning in the 200-meter freestyle finals to once again set the national independent high school record. In the prelims, she finished at 1:43.98, but improved to 1:43.15 the next day.

Overall between prelims and finals, Missy cut two full seconds off of Chelsea Chenault’s old record from May.

For the time being, Dagny Knutson, who like Franklin is one of the greatest high school swimmers ever, will hold on to her overall mark of 1:42.81.

Franklin has two more record opportunities in this meet. The 100 backstroker, and the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay, will both give her great chances. Based on this swim, I'd expect that Bootsma's overall mark in the 100 back is safe too, but the 100 free could be toast.

As Franklin keeps smashing records, or even threatening to, she is on the verge of really becoming the next big swimming star. All of this while still being in high school.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.