MIDDLEBURY – There’s fast, and then there’s Elsa Fretz.
The junior speed queen of Northridge swimming added another set of standards to her growing list of ‘wow’ factors. Raider coach Kyle Hembree and Fretz were notified Tuesday that her club times in three events are within the top 100 in the world among U-18 swim times.
Fretz has club times with NASA (Northridge Area Swim Association) that include a 25.96 in the 50-meter freestyle, good for 63rd internationally. Her 200-meter freestyle time of 2:01.75 is 74th in the world rankings and time of 4:19.42 in the 400-meter freestyle is ranked 98th.
Fretz, who verbally committed to the University of Georgia as a sophomore, is already a state champion in the 50-yard freestyle, won her sophomore year with a time of 22.88. Fretz was also a state runner-up in the 100 free and helped the Raiders to a pair of top-fives in the 200 and 400 free relays a season ago. This past weekend, Fretz won the 50 and 100 freestyles going away at the Northern Lakes Conference Girls Swimming Championships, setting the meet record in the 50 and staying perfect in going 12-12 in conference race championships in both individual and relay events over her first three years as a Raider.