David Guthrie, Longhorn Masters Break Masters World Records in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, August 14. A little more than a month after breaking two Masters world records at the USMS national championships, David Guthrie lowered those marks even further last weekend at the South Central Long Course Championships.

Guthrie started off with a 2:32.55 in the 200 breast on Saturday, lowering the world record of 2:32.68 he set in early July.

Event 16  Men 50-54 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
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    Name                  Age Club                 Seed     Finals Points 
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  1 Guthrie, David M       52 TXLA-ST           2:32.50    2:32.55    9  
               1:12.92    2:32.55 (1:19.63)

The next day, Guthrie dipped under his world record of 1:09.21 in the 100 breast with a 1:09.07.

Event 34  Men 50-54 100 LC Meter Breaststroke
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    Name                  Age Club                 Seed     Finals Points 
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  1 Guthrie, David M       52 TXLA-ST           1:09.21    1:09.07    9  

Guthrie, 52 years old representing Longhorn Masters, also made a run at Gary Patterson's world record of 30.97 in the 50 breast, but came up short with a 31.62.

Guthrie added two more world records to his list last weekend as part of the 400 medley relay. The team of Anders Rasmussen, Guthrie, Jim Sauer and Mike Varozza swam a blazing-fast 4:13.76 to erase the official world record of 4:34.41 set by Sarasota Y Masters in the 200-239 age group. IU Masters had swum the fastest time in history with a 4:27.93 from August 2009.

Event 23  Men 200-239 400 LC Meter Medley Relay
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    Club                                   Seed     Finals Points 
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  1 TXLA-ST  'A'                        4:18.00    4:13.76   18  
     1) Rasmussen, Anders M M49       2) Guthrie, David M M52         
     3) Sauer, Jim M55                4) Varozza, Mike J M45          
               1:05.49    2:15.13 (1:09.64)
      3:17.50 (1:02.37)     4:13.76 (56.26)

Longhorn was at it again in the 400 free relay, with the same squad from the medley relay stepping up to break the world record of 3:54.63 by Arizona Masters from earlier this year with a 3:52.34.

Splits:

Varozza: 56.32
Sauer: 59.61
Guthrie: 59.24
Rasmussen: 57.17

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