Vinny Marciano
Courtesy of: Swimming World
CLEARWATER, Florida, April 18. WHILE Michael Andrew was the star of last night's competition at the NASA Showcase Classic with a national age group record in the 200 backstroke for the 13-14 age group, Morris County Swim Club's Vinny Marciano had Andrew in his sights -- specifically, Andrew's 11-12 national age group record in the 50 freestyle.

Coming in with a seed time of 22.87, Marciano shaved an amazing 1.09 seconds off that personal best with a 21.78 in finals. That erased Andrew's record of 21.85 set in 2011, and makes Marciano just the second person in the 11-12 age group to sneak under 22 seconds.

Marciano had a great meet in March, battling with Destin Lasco for NAG records in the backstroke events. That weekend ended with the two sharing the 50 backstroke record of 24.56. Marciano now can claim sole ownership of the record with a 24.32 from tonight's finals in Florida.

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