RACE VIDEO: Gianluca Urlando Breaks 100 Back National Age Group Record

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Sixteen-year-old Gianluca Urlando of DART Swimming set a new National Age Group record for the second time of the 2018 Junior National Championships West meet, this time in the 100 back.

Shortly after lowering his own boys’ 15-16 NAG record in the 100 fly for the second time of the day, Urlando was back in the water to break yet another national age group mark. After coming within six-hundredths of the record during prelims, his finals’ time of 45.66 erased the previous mark of 45.83 set by Destin Lasco earlier this year.

Urlando now owns three of the top 10 fastest times in boys’ 15-16 age group history for the event:

  1. Gianluca Urlando, 45.66 (2018)
  2. Destin Lasco, 45.93 (2018)
  3. Gianluca Urlando, 45.99 (2018)
  4. Brendan Burns, 46.24 (2018)
  5. Mike Thomas, 46.65 (2014)
  6. Ryan Murphy, 46.72 (2011)
  7. Gianluca Urlando, 46.83 (2018)
  8. Carson Foster, 47.07 (2018)
  9. Jack Dolan, 47.10 (2017)
  10. Wyatt Davis, 47.12 (2018)

In addition to the 100 fly and 100 back NAG marks, Urlando also owns the 15-16 all-time record in the 100m fly. Only a high school junior, he has already verbally committed to the University of Georgia as a member of the class of 2024.

Event 22  Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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     Jrs West: * 45.58  12/11/2015Ryan Hoffer, Scottsdale Aquat
  SC Jrs Meet: # 45.58  12/11/2015Ryan Hoffer, Scottsdale AC
    13-14 NAG:   47.83  2014      Michael Andrew
    15-16 NAG:   45.93  2018      Destin Lasco
    17-18 NAG:   44.63  2014      Ryan Murphy
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals Points 
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                       === Championship Final ===                        
 
  1 Urlando, Gianluca      16 DART Swimming-SN    45.99      45.66   20  
             22.15        45.66 (23.51)
  2 Hayes, Aiden           15 Sooner Swim Club    47.26      47.46   17  
             22.44        47.46 (25.02)
  3 Harder, Ethan          18 Billings Aquatic    47.74      47.49   16  
             22.98        47.49 (24.51)
  4 Lierz, Harrison        16 Una EA-CO           48.39      47.57   15  
             22.85        47.57 (24.72)
  5 Larson, Peter          17 Edina Swim Club-    47.85      47.90   14  
             23.34        47.90 (24.56)
  6 Olson, Gavin           17 Foothills Swim T    48.67      48.00   13  
             23.36        48.00 (24.64)
  7 Dolan, Jack            17 Rockwood Swim Cl    47.81      48.16   12  
             23.04        48.16 (25.12)
  8 Dalmacio, Ronald       14 Rose Bowl Aquati    48.64      49.46   11  
             23.84        49.46 (25.62)

2 comments

  1. Ross Gardner

    Alex Semchenko this kid is freaking insane