Penny Taylor Leads the Way as Two US Masters Records Fall at Arizona Long Course Champs

By Phillip Whitten

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 18. TWO US Masters national records fell yesterday on the first day of the two-day Arizona Masters State Long Course Championships, held at the Brophy East Swim Team (BEST) pool in Phoenix.

Carol "Penny" Taylor, a 1948 Olympian, had a hand in both records.

Swimming in the women's 75-79 age group, Taylor swam the 100-meter breaststroke in 2:02.25. The previous record, 2:02.94, was set by June Krauser in 2001. Russia's Olga Kokorina owns the world record at 1:52.44.

Later, the Arizona Masters women's 280+ 200m medley relay team consisting of Edie Gruender, Nancy Kinney, Taylor, and Sally Bolar combined to clock 3:15.39, breaking the old record of 3:19.65 set two years ago by the O*H*I*O Masters team of Val Lyons, Lily Kron, Betty Russ and Nancy Waite.

The world record, set last October by the Swim Kyoto 100 team from Japan, stands at 3:12.72.

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