2019 US Masters Summer Nationals: Laura Val, Lo Knapp, Richard Burns Set World Records

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Laura Val broke another world record during the US Masters Summer Nationals. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

A plethora of records fell on Day 4 of the US Masters Summer Nationals on Saturday at Mission Viejo.

Three FINA Masters world records were broken, while 11 US Masters Swimming records were taken down.

Laura Val, swimming for Tamalpais Aquatic Masters, set a new standard in the women’s 65-69 400 freestyle with a 5:12.80, which broke the USMS record and FINA Masters world record.

The next world record went to Lo Knapp of Swim Utah. She won the women’s 65-69 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:32.24 to set the USMS and FINA Masters world record.

Richard Burns, of Tamalpais Aquatic Masters, claimed the record in the men’s 75-79 200 IM in 2:57.66, breaking the previous USMS and FINA Masters world record.

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Eight other USMS records fell on Day 4 of the 2019 US Masters Summer Nationals.

Jeff Natalizio, of Novaquatics Masters, broke the USMS record in the  men’s 35-39 50 backstroke, finishing in 26.54.

Hubie Kearns, of Ventura County Masters, set a new standard in the men’s 70-74 200 IM in 2:47.63, a USMS record.

Ellen Reynolds, of Sawtooth Masters, broke the USMS record in the women’s 55-59 400 freestyle (4:46.49).

Five relays also set USMS records on Day 4 of the 2019 US Masters Summer Nationals.

• Swim Fort Lauderdale in the mixed 72-99 200 medley relay—1:55.58 (USMS record)

• Rose Bowl Masters in the  mixed 100-119 200 medley relay—1:54.22 (USMS record)

• Novaquatics Masters in the mixed 160-199 200 medley relay—1:56.34 (USMS record)

• Oregon Masters in the mixed 320-359 200 medley relay—3:09.61 (USMS record)

•San Diego Swim Masters in the mixed 320-359 200 medley relay—3:08.65 (USMS record)

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