KAUNAS, Lithuania, June 28. TWO Lithuanian records fell during the Lithuanian National Championships held in Kaunas this week.
Danas Rapsys took down his own Lithuanian record in the men’s 200-meter free with a winning time of 1:49.23. That swim clipped the 1:49.50 he had already posted in February 2013. Rapsys also set a meet record in the men’s 100-meter back with a 55.43, as well as a meet-record 1:59.43 in the men’s 200-meter back. Additionally, Rapsys took second to Uvis Kalnins in the 200-meter IM, 2:01.53 to 2:06.81.
Meanwhile, Vikte Labanauskaite crushed the Lithuanian record in the women’s 400-meter IM. She topped the distance medley with a time of 5:04.85. That performance lopped nearly four seconds from the previous record of 5:08.25 set by Alina Taran in June 2013. She also took fourth in the 100-meter breast with a 1:12.86, and third in the 200 breast with a 2:34.45.
Eva Gliozeryte might not have set a national record, but she had a strong three-gold meet in Lithuania. She tied Ugne Mazutaityte for the women’s 100-meter back crown with a 1:04.63, and also won the 50-meter free in 26.25 before sweeping the sprint frees with a 57.25 in the 100-meter free. She also took second to Mazutaityte in the 50-meter back, 30.17 to 30.40.