21 USMS Records Fall On Second Day Of Masters Nationals

Photo Courtesy: Ide Takahisa

The 2018 U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) National Championships meet continued today in Indianapolis, Indiana with a total of 21 USMS records coming down as the more than 2,300 masters swimmers hit the pool for a full day of events.

2018 U.S. Masters National Championships – Results

Many of the usual record breakers were at it again at this meet, but with Rick ColellaLaura Val, and Margaret Toppel all setting multiple individual USMS records. Val broke two of her own records in the 65-69 age group, setting new marks in the 200 free (2:07.23) and 100 back (1:03.96), taking both records down by about 2 seconds. Collela set new marks in the 60-64 age group in the 400 IM (4:30.64) and 50 breast (28.88), while Toppel set new women’s marks in the 70-74 age group in the 100 back (1:14.57) and 50 free (28.72)

You can see a full list of all USMS records set on the second day of the meet below:

Day Two Records

400 IM
Rick Collela (60-64) – 4:30.64

200 Free
Laura Val (65-69) – 2:07.23
Christie Hayes (70-74) – 2:27.55

100 Back
Laura Val (65-69) – 1:03.96
Margaret Toppel (70-74) – 1:14.57
Hugh Wilder (70-74) – 1:05.25
Clarke Mitchell (85-89) – 1:28.25
Willard Lamb (95-99) – 1:54.81

50 Breast
Katie Glenn (40-44) – 28.71
David Guthrie (55-59) – 27.52
Carlo Travaini (55-59) – 26.72
Melinda Wolff (65-69) – 36.58
Rick Colella (65-69) – 28.88
Dana Brown (70-74) – 39.85

100 Butterfly
Matthew Marshall (35-39) – 48.86
David Sims (55-59) – 53.68
Paul Carter (60-64) – 54.70
Robert Doud (95-99) – 4:30.19

50 Freestyle
Penny Noyes (60-64) – 26.20
Anita Krier (60-64) – 25.71
Margaret Toppel (70-74) – 28.72

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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