Ricardo David Vargas Jacobo Sets 800 Free Mexican Record


Ricardo David Vargas Jacobo etched his name into the Mexican record books with his 800-meter free victory. It took until the fifth day of Mexican Nationals for a national record to finally fall, although there have been a fair share of close calls. Jacobo’s swim got the ball rolling in Nuevo León.

His 8:06.26 ended Arturo Perez Vertti’s two-year hold on the record with an 8:06.57. Vertti finished behind Jacobo in 8:06.68, while Daniel Delgadillo Faisal wound up a distant third in 8:15.15.

Another national record fell in the men’s 50-meter back. Daniel Torres Samaniego busted out a 26.48 to beat Anival Rodriguez Zamores’s record set last year. Horus Briseño Ramirez moved up a spot to grab second in 26.80. Luis Soto Ramirez and Jorge Andres Iga Cesar tied for third with a 26.94.

Montserrat Ortuño Clapera led an extraordinarily tight top three in the women’s 800-meter free. Her 8:44.05 edged Natalia Jaspeado Becerra, who swam an 8:44.56 to place second. Ayumii Macias Alba controlled the race for the first 600 meters until she fell behind and ended up third in 8:44.58. All three qualified for the Pan American Games.

Maria Fernanda Gonzalez Ramirez blazed a 28.85 to win the women’s 50-meter back. She missed her own national record by less than a tenth of a second. Estela Davis Ortiz came in second in 29.95, while Andrea Garvia Avendano finished third in 30.58.

Diana Luna Sanchez blew away the women’s 200-meter fly, winning in 2:13.24. Her strong back half propelled her to a comfortable victory and a Pan Am qualifying time. Laura Sofia Arroyo Cuara managed to move up five places to get second in a 2:18.18. Maria Jose Mata Cocco finished right behind her with a 2:18.57.

After a string of victories, Long Gutierrez continued his streak in the men’s 200-meter butterfly. The Cal swimmer posted a 2:00.50, which is yet another Pan Am qualifying time. Ramiro Ramirez Juarez (2:03.25) touched out Moises Saldivar Guzman (2:03.57) for second.

Mexican Nationals end tomorrow.

2015 Mexican Swimming Championships, Live Results – Results

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Mauro Castillo
8 years ago

Ricardo Vargas Swimming World News??????? que perro we felicidades!!!

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