NOV 12, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Kyle Gornay (top), Andrew Hartbarger (middle) and Aaron Gustafson (bottom) swim the mens 100 meter backstroke during preliminaries in the Minneapolis Grand Prix at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit:  Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE
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LOS ANGELES, California, February 22. LAST weekend at the Southern California Swimming Club Championships, Redlands' Kyle Gornay became the first 15-16 year old to break the 1:35 barrier in the 200-yard freestyle.

Gornay clocked a sizzling 1:34.99 as his team's leadoff on the 800-yard freestyle relay. Gornay, 16, broke the U.S. 15-16 National Age Group record of 1:35.29 set by Dylan Carter of the Davie Nadadores at the U.S. winter junior national championships. Michael Domagala had previously owned that record as well with a 1:35.49. Gornay split his swim: 21.60 45.57 1:10.38 1:34.99

Race footage courtesy of LiveSwim

Gornay also made an attempt for Mike Cavic's 15-16 age group record in the 100-yard fly. Cavic clocked a 47.10 back in 2001, while Gornay turned in a sterling 47.62 last weekend. He went out in 21.70 before closing out his strong 47.62. Gornay has already been a 47.29 last May, and ranks sixth overall for 15-16 year olds in the event's history.

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