Noriko Inada Downs Pair of Records To Close Out U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course Nationals

SANTA CLARA, California, May 4. NORIKO Inada had herself a strong day during the final session at the U.S. Masters Swimming Short Course Nationals held in Santa Clara, Calif.

Inada, 35, obliterated the women’s 35-39 100-yard backstroke record with a 54.83. That far surpassed the 56.14 set by Sheri Hart back in 2010. Inada doubled up in the 50-yard fly with a 25.50 to beat the 25.54 set by Susan von der Lippe back in 2003.

Katie Glenn, 37, clocked a 28.55 in the women’s 50-yard breaststroke. That swim blasted the 35-39 age group record of 29.63 set by Cynthia Lewis back in 2012. Anne Williams, 75, followed with a 44.02 in the 75-79 50-yard breast to beat Sylvia Eisele’s 2005 mark of 44.36. Rick Colella, 62, remained on fire this week, taking down yet another national record in the men’s 60-64 50-yard breast. He posted a 29.11 to beat his 29.26 from a year ago.

Richard Burns, 70, tracked down the men’s 70-74 100-yard back record with a 1:05.76. That swim cleared Yoshi Oyakwa’s record of 1:06.83 from 2004. Jill Hernandez clipped her women’s 50-54 200-yard free record with a 1:58.43. That swim lowered her previous time of 1:58.53 from a year ago.

David Radcliff, 80, who downed the 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 1650-yard freestyle records in the 80-84 division with 4 splits (200, 500, 1000, 1650) on day one and a 100 free record on day two, dropped his 200 free even further with a 2:26.59 in the individual event. That swim bettered his 2:30.66 split from day one, that already cut two seconds off Graham Johnston’s record of 2:33.31 coming into this meet.

James Elder, 71, and Richard Burns, 70, battled in the men’s 70-74 50-yard fly event with both beating Elder’s record of 28.61 from last year. Elder won the head-to-head today, 27.81 to 28.14. Daniela Barnea, 70, put up a 3:06.72 in the women’s 70-74 200-yard IM to lower Nancy Brown’s 2006 record of 3:07.70. David Sims, 51, then posted a 1:59.99 in the men’s 50-54 200-yard IM to crack the 2:00 for the first time in the division. His previous mark had been a 2:00.56 from last year.

The Olympic Club’s Fiona O’Donnell-McCarthy (28.02), Nolan Koon (24.55), Alex Cushing (22.79) and Katherine Raatz (22.94) blasted the mixed 18+ 200-yard medley relay record with a 1:38.30. That time beat the 1:39.06 posted by The Olympic Club back in 2011.

Comments Off

Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

Current Swimming World Issue


Trouble Viewing on Smart Phones, Tablets or iPads? Click Here

Morning Swim Show

SwimOutlet.com Tech Talk

Speedo Performance of the Week