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Final Records of the 2015 Season Set
The final championship meets of the season are behind us now. Oregon swimmers broke several more records at the Western Zone Senior Championships and the USA Swimming National Championships.
Hillsboro's Luke Thornbrue set three new 13-14 records at the Senior Zone meet. He lowered Trent Martinez's day old record of 1:57.01 in the 200 free with a 1:54.71. He twice lowered his 400 free record of 4:09.66. In prelims, Luke finished in 4:07.70 and then in finals he took the time all the way down to 4:04.79. Trent went under the old record the day after with a 4:08.75. Finally, Luke broke Bryan Schuerman's 1990 record in the 800 free with an 8:27.55, bettering the old record by four seconds.
At Nationals, Jamie Stone of Mt. Hood bettered Kaylin Bing's 2009 50 free record for 15-16 girls by one one-hundredths of a second. Jamie touched the wall in 25.76.
Also at Nationals, Keaton Blovad of Tualatin Hills twich broke her own 15-16 girls 100 back record set at Junior Nationals. In prelims she shaved 15 one-hundredths of a second from the record of 1:02.95, stopping the clock at 1:02.70. In finals, Keaton finished in 1:02.48.
At the Roseburg Summer Open, the Superios Stingrays Swimming 9-10 boys relay of Asa Frisbee, Antonio Orozco, Marcus Gentry and Steven Peng set a new medley relay record at 2:09.23. The old record was set earlier this year by Lake Oswego at 2:09.68.
Records Fall at USA Swimming Futures and Junior National Championships
Oregon Swimmers set new OSI records at the recently concluded Futures Championships in Gresham and Junior Nationals in San Antonio.
A the Futures meet, Mt. Hood's Colin Eaton tied the existing Open Men's 50 free record held by Morgon Henderson-Kunz at 23.00. Tualatin Hills' Trent Martinez reset his 13-14 boys 200 free record of 1:57.46 with a 1:57.46. Tualatin Hills' Caspar Corbeau broke Tommy Brewer's 13-14 200 breast record of 2:24.18 with a 2:23.64.
At Juniors, Keaton Blovad of Tualatin Hills lowered Mara Newman's 15-16 100 back record set last week with a 1:02.95, taking four one-hundredths of a second off the old record. Current's Thomas Brewer dropped his own 17-18 100 breast record with a 1:03.49 in prelims. Then in finals, he tied his old record of 1:03.53.
OSI Records Set at Long Course Championships
One individual and three relay records were established at the Oregon Long Course Championships last weekend.
Multnomah Athletic Club's Van Mathias set the lone individual record twice. In prelims he swam the 100 fly in 56.68, breaking Garth Summer's 2003 13-14 100 fly record of 57.42. Then in finals, Van dipped under 56 seconds, stopping the clock at 55.95.
Hillsboro Heat's Brett Champlin, Ethan Heasley, Anton Goswitz, Luke Thornbrue set a new 13-14 200 free relay record with a 1:41.14, breaking LOSC's 2008 record of 1:41.34.
MAC's team of Kevin Keil, Joshua Nguyen, Van Mathias and Nate McFaul broke Tualatin Hills' 2013 13-14 400 medley relay record of 4:11.04 by several seconds, finishing in 4:07.54.
In the 200 medley relay, the boys from Hillsboro and the boys from MAC dueled in out in the final heat. Both teams went under the old record of 1:54.61, held by Lake Oswego since 2008. MAC raced to a 1:52.42, while Hillsboro was a touch behind at 1:52.63.