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Masters Marks Tumble in the Big Apple -- January 16, 2000

Four USMS records and one world mark were set at a short course meters meet held at Asphalt Green in Manhattan late last year.

Doris Steadman, 75, Garden State Masters, stroked the 100m backstroke in 1:40.47, a USMS and world mark for women 75-79. Steadman owns virtually all the world marks in her age group.

Benn Doyle, another swimmer from the Garden State--that's New Jersey--clocked 30.75 for 50m breaststroke, breaking the men's 40-44 USMS record of 30.80.

Emily Peters, 24, twice swam her way into the record book for women 19-24. the Empire Masters ace stroked 4:34.24 for the 400m freestyle, breaking the women's 19-24 record of 4:43.50, and 9:45.80, almost four seconds faster than the old mark.

(information submitted by Andrea Luallen-Scholz)