SAN ANTONIO, Texas, December 8. DAVID Guthrie and Carolyn Boak each walked away from the South Central Regional Masters short course meters championships with four world records last weekend.
Boak, 65 years old and representing The Woodlands Masters Swim Team, set four individual world records in the 65-69 age group. Two of the records she broke were held by Japan's Yoshiko Osaki. First, she claimed Osaki's record of 2:42.05 in the 200 freestyle with a 2:39.77. She closed out the meet with a 6:31.71 in the 400 IM to erase Osaki's seven-year-old record of 6:34.95. In between, Boak set a world record in the 400 freestyle with a 5:35.53, narrowly eclipsing Jen Thomassen's 5:35.92, and dipped under Clary Munns' world record of 3:04.75 in the 200 IM with a 3:04.22.
Guthrie set world records in all three breaststroke distances in the 50-54 age group. The 50 year-old started off by breaking his three-week-old record of 2:31.08 in the 200 breast with a 2:28.59. He then too down Glen Christiansen's year-old mark of 30.91 in the 50 breast with a 30.73. His final individual world record came in the 100 breast, where he shattered Benn Doyle's 2008 record of 1:08.27 with a 1:06.84.
Guthrie also teamed up with Longhorn Aquatics teammates Ande Rasmussen, Jim Sauer and Max Stinchcombe to set a world record in the 400 medley relay for the 200-239 age group with a 4:11.46. The former record was 4:12.51, set by Ventura County Masters last year.