LONG BEACH, Dec. 12. OJAI-Santa Barbara's Wenke Hansen, swam to four Masters world records at the Long Beach Regional Short Course Meters Masters Meet.
Hansen, 32, a former member of the German national team, swam lifetime bests in recording a quartet of global marks in the women's 30-34 age group.
Hansen's times in the breaststroke would be world-class in today's international competition. In the 100m breast, she stroked 1:10.00, breaking her own record of 1:11.13 set at the same meet last year.
Her 200 was even more impressive. The 32 year-old swam
2:30.65, destroying the global standard of 2:34.09 set almost exactly a year ago.
Almost as impressive was her 100 fly, where her 1:02.70 snapped Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen's 1:03.80 from 1996; in the 200 IM, her 2:18.89 chopped Pipes-Neilsen's 2:20.90 from 1995.