Photo by Dimitar Petrov
RICHMOND, Virginia, August 9. ANYONE who has viewed the list of national age group records in the past two decades knows the name Chas Morton. One of the prolific record setters in American age group history, Morton enjoyed many years of having his records withstand numerous assaults on his once-impossible times.
Little by little, his records have fallen, and another was erased today in the 11-212 age group when Destin Lasco posted a 2:15.33 at the Eastern zone meet. His time beat out Morton’s 31-year-old record of 2:15.42, which was definitely mind-boggling in its time. Now, Lasco has created a new brass ring for those who follow him.
Lasco turned 13 during the meet, but meet rules stipulate that he’s a 12-year-old for the entire meet. We saw this earlier this year when Michael Andrew turned 15 during a short course yards meet, allowing him to post more 13-14 records while technically being 15 years old.