Trio of FINA World Masters Records Fall at Colonies Zone Long Course Meet

Updated September 7 with addition of Jerry Frentsos world record.

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, September 6. A trio of FINA World Masters relay records took a tumble at the Colonies Zone Long Course Meet held Aug. 21-22.

The foursome of Beth Schreiner (69), Laura Walker (73), Johnnie Detrick (75) and Betsy Durrant (69), representing Virginia Masters, shot down the FINA World Masters records in the women's 280-319 400 and 800 freestyle relays.

Detrick, Walker, Schreiner and Durrant clocked a time of 6:07.55 in the 400 free relay, taking down the former record of 6:45.18 set by Big S Yokohama in June in Japan. Detrick, Walker, Schreiner and Durrant posted a time of 13:43.35 in the 800 free relay, lowering the 14:58.34 set by the Spencer Swim Team from Great Britain in June.

Women 280-319 400 LC Meter Freestyle Relay
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Team Seed Finals Points
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1 Virginia Masters Swim Team-12 'B' 6:10.00 6:07.55 18
1) Detrick, Johnnie W75 2) Walker, Laura S W73
3) Schreiner, Beth W69 4) Durrant, Betsy W69
1:36.58 2:18.48 ( ) 2:57.63 ( )
3:50.68 (53.05) 6:07.55 (3:09.92)

Women 280-319 800 LC Meter Freestyle Relay
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Team Seed Finals Points
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1 Virginia Masters Swim Team-12 'A' 14:10.00 13:43.35 18
1) Detrick, Johnnie W75 2) Walker, Laura S W73
3) Schreiner, Beth W69 4) Durrant, Betsy W69
48.44 1:41.27 (1:41.27) 2:39.36 (2:39.36) 3:34.71 (3:34.71)
4:23.24 (48.53) 5:17.50 (1:42.79) 6:15.92 (2:41.21) 7:16.76 (3:42.05)
8:00.33 (43.57) 8:49.32 (1:32.56) 9:39.63 (2:22.87) 10:26.54 (3:09.78)
11:10.93 (44.39) 12:00.99 (1:34.45) 12:52.67 (2:26.13) 13:43.35 (3:16.81)

Meanwhile, 45-year-old Jerry Frentsos smashed his FINA Masters world record in the men's 45-49 200 IM. He clocked a time of 2:14.90, which beat his previous record of 2:15.59 set in July of this year.

Men 45-49 200 LC Meter IM
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Name Age Team Seed Finals Points
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1 Frentsos, Jerome A 45 Unattached 2:20.00 2:14.90 9
28.70 1:02.95 (34.25) 1:42.91 (39.96) 2:14.90 (31.99)

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