Rick Colella Among Two-Event Record-Setters at USMS Nationals, Lochte and Adrian Win Two Each

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The penultimate day of the U.S. Masters Swimming Spring National Championships in Riverside, Calif., featured a whopping 21 national records broken, some by massive margins. Five swimmers, Rick ColellaLaura ValKarlyn PipesDiann Uustal and Jeff Natalizio, broke two records each on the day.

Colella demolished two world records in the 65-69 men’s age group. His 2:16.70 in the 200 breast beat the previous record by more than 13 seconds, and his 57.45 in the 100 IM was a record by more than three.

Pipes’ two records came in the 55-59 women’s 100 fly (1:00.41) and 100 IM (1:02.34), while Val broke her own 65-69 women’s age group records in the 100 fly (1:06.70) and 50 back. Uustal took down a pair of 70-74 women’s records in the 100 IM (1:15.29) and 50 back (34.77)

Natalizio, meanwhile, took down records in the 100 IM (49.01) and 50 back (22.62), beating marks previously held by U.S. Olympian Josh Davis.

Ryan Lochte won two more events in his first meet since the Olympics in Rio, winning the 30-34 men’s 100 IM in a USMS-record time of 47.71 and also taking the 50 back in 21.73.

Nathan Adrian also made an appearance at the meet, winning two events in the 25-29 men’s age group. He won the 100 fly in 48.06 and the 100 IM in 48.99.

Read below for a full list of all the record-breakers from the day.

25-29 Women:

  • Danielle Hermann, 100 IM, 54.40 (old record: Megan Jendrick, 54.43)

30-34 Men:

  • Ryan Lochte, 100 IM, 47.71 (old record: Matt Grevers, 47.78)

35-39 Men:

  • Mario Marshall, 100 fly, 49.02 (old record: Glenn Counts, 49.12)
  • Jeff Natalizio, 100 IM, 49.01 (old record: Josh Davis, 50.06)
  • Jeff Natalizio, 50 back, 22.62 (old record: Josh Davis, 22.70)

35-39 Women:

  • Gabrielle Cheng, 100 IM, 57.25 (old record: Sheri Hart, 57.67)
  • Noriko Inada, 50 back, 24.71 (old record: Inada, 25.02)

45-49 Men:

  • Steve West, 200 breast, 2:02.42 (old record: Nicholas Granger, 2:07.40)

50-54 Men:

  • Mike Irvin, 100 IM, 53.60 (old record: David Sims, 54.28)

55-59 Women:

  • Jill Hernandez, 500 free, 5:20.68 (old record: Laura Val, 5:27.33)
  • Karlyn Pipes, 100 fly, 1:00.41 (old record: Laura Val, 1:01.31)
  • Karlyn Pipes, 100 IM, 1:02.34 (old record: Pipes, 1:02.59)

60-64 Men:

  • Philip Djang, 50 back, 26.70 (old record: Hugh Wilder, 26.82)

65-69 Men:

  • Rick Colella, 200 breast, 2:16.70 (old record: Robert Strand, 2:30.17)
  • Rick Colella, 100 IM, 57.45 (old record: Richard Abrahams, 1:00.32)

65-69 Women:

  • Laura Val, 100 fly, 1:06.70 (old record: Val, 1:07.42)
  • Laura Val, 50 back, 30.41 (old record: Val, 30.87)

70-74 Men:

  • Andrew McPherson, 100 IM, 1:04.77 (old record: James Elder, 1:05.05)

70-74 Women:

  • Diann Uustal, 100 IM, 1:15.29 (old record: Gail Roper, 1:21.97)
  • Diann Uustal, 50 back, 34.77 (old record: Betsy Jordan, 36.91)

95-99 Women:

  • Maurine Kornfeld, 500 free, 11:45.41 (old record: Rita Simonton, 12:28.16)
5 Comments

5 comments

  1. Jake Des Roches

    So most of the new records in the 35+ age groups are insanely fast.

  2. Becky Jane

    Casey Colella is Rick Colella a relation? lol

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