By Stephen J Thomas
SYDNEY, March 31. WOMEN accounted for eight of the twelve individual Australian records to fall at the
New South Wales Masters Championships held at the Blacktown pool in Sydney's last weekend.
Pam Hutchings lowered national marks in four events in the 65-69 age group. She broke records in the 50m (34.95) and 200m freestyle (3:00.65) and matched these in the 50m (40.26) and 200m backstroke (3:21.10).
Kathryn Langthorne set new records in the 50-54 age group for the 200m (2:36.82) and 400m freestyle (5:22.68).
Pam Fletcher (60-64) broke the 200m butterfly record in 3:42.51 and Tricia Legge (65-69) lowered the mark for the 50m breaststroke.
In the men's events Bob Barry (70-74) took out three national records in the 100m (1:27.67) and 200m backstroke (3:04.57) and the 200m freestyle
Stewart Meares lowered the record for the 200m IM in the 40-44 age group clocking 2:26.61.
There were also thirty-four New South Wales Masters records broken at the three day meet.