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UPDATE: 7 INDIVIDUAL AND 5 RELAY RECORDS WERE BROKEN THIS PAST WEEKEND AT JO'S

Seven Individual and Five Relay Records Were Broken This Past Weekend at the NJ Junior Olympics

Vinny Marciano of Morris County Swim Club led the way taking down four records in the Men’s 13-14 age group. Vinny captured the 50 Free (24.99) 100 Free (54.49) 200 Free (2:00.06) and 100 Backstroke (1:00.08) records. Paul DeGrado from Scarlet Aquatics broke the Men’s 11-12 200 Meter Breaststroke record for the third time this season. His final time at JO’s of 2:33.84 earned him a Sectional cut. Twelve year old, Ian Liu from Scarlet Aquatics, broke the five year old Men’s 11-12 100 Meter Breaststroke record in a time of 1:12.13. DeGrado and Liu teamed up with Peter Carchia and Dare Rose in the Men’s 11-12 200 Medley Relay to set a new record in the time of 2:06.67. Caroline Gmelich from Central Jersey Aquatic Club bettered her own record in the Women’s 13-14 100 Meter Backstroke with a time of 1:04.69. Berkeley Aquatic Club captured two relay records in the Women’s 10 and Under 200 Free Relay and the Men’s 13-14 400 Meter Medley Relay. Tracy Lu, Tamsin Forman, Julia and Catherine Meisner broke the three year old record previously held by SVY in a time of 2:12.42. The Men’s team of Jonathan Hua, Brendon Lu, Brennan Hammond and Andrew Rattray shattered the former record by over five seconds in a time of 4:15.97. Congratulations also goes out to the Scarlet Aquatics relay team of Johannes Calloni, Jackson Karofsky, Leighton Mayers and Austin Lee for breaking the previous record in a time of 4:17.27.

UPDATE: Finishing in 7th place in the Men’s Open 800 Meter Freestyle Relay, the Scarlet Aquatics relay of Johannes Calloni, Jackson Karofsky, Austin Lee and Jordan Chen broke the six year old record in the Men’s 13-14 800 Meter Free Relay by ten seconds.

Tiny Randazzo, NJ Records Chairman

Women 10 & Under 200 mtr. Free Relay
New Record:           2:12.42    Berkeley Aquatic Club           BAC     July 24, 2014      New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
                                                  (Tracy Lu, Tamsin Formon, Julia Meisner, Catherine Meisner)
Old Record:               2:12.48    Somerset Valley YMCA        SVY     July 28, 2011
                                                  (Anna Feng, Chrfistine Ho, Haley Tevnan, Rachel Karan)


Women 13-14 100 mtr. Backstroke
New Record:           1:04.69      Caroline Gmelich               CJAC      July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:               1:04.98      Caroline Gmelich               CJAC      Aug. 7, 2013

Men 11-12 100 mtr. Breaststroke
New Record:           1:12.13      Ian Liu                               SCAR      July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:               1:12.51      John Om                            RY           Aug. 12, 2009

Men 11-12 200 mtr. Breaststroke
New Record:         2:33.84       Paul DeGrado                    SCAR        July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:             2:37.16       Paul DeGrado                    SCAR        June 27, 2014

Men 11-12 200 mtr. Medley Relay
New Record:           2:06.67    Scarlet Aquatics                SCAR        July 24, 2014      New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
                                                  (Paul DeGrado, Ian Liu, Peter Carchia, Dare Rose)
Old Record:               2:09.43    Elite Swim Club                  ESC          June 26, 2009
                                                  (Ryan Sebastian, Zach Katz, Matthew Hong, Jeffrey Dong)

Men 13-14 50 mtr. Freestyle
New Record:           24.99       Vinny Marciano                 MCSC       July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:               25.13       Brian Wilson                      ESC          Aug. 6, 2003

Men 13-14 100 mtr. Freestyle
New Record:           54.49       Vinny Marciano                 MCSC       July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:               54.67       Brad Zdroik                       SVY          Jan. 13, 2012

Men 13-14 200 mtr. Freestyle
New Record:           2:00.06     Vinny Marciano                MCSC       July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:               2:00.20      Eric Stobbe                      SCAR        July 31, 2010

Men 13-14 100 mtr. Backstroke
New Record:           1:00.08     Vinny Marciano                 MCSC       July 24, 2014       New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
Old Record:               1:00.48     Connor Doyle                    EEX          Aug. 7, 2013

Men 13-14 400 mtr. Free Relay
New Record:           3:51.90    Scarlet Aquatics                SCAR        July 24, 2014      New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
                                                  (Austin Lee, Jackson Karofsky, Johannes Calloni, Jordan Chen)
Old Record:               3:51.94    Scarlet Aquatics                SCAR        Jan. 11, 2013
                                                  (Kevin Doo, Eric wong, Justin Torres, Bobby Spichiger)

Men 13-14 400 mtr. Medley Relay
New Record:           4:15.97    Berkeley Aquatic Club         BAC        July 24, 2014      New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
                                                  (Jonathan Hua, Brendon Lu, Brennan Hammond, Andrew Rattray)
Old Record:               4:21.39    Scarlet Aquatics                 SCAR       July 26, 2012
                                                  (Chris Balbo, Justin Torres, Maicoll Gomaz, Erik Kral)

Men 13-14 400 mtr. Medley Relay (Also Broke Previous Record)
New Record:           4:17.27    Scarlet Aquatics                 SCAR        July 24, 2014      New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
                                                  (Johannes Calloni, Jackson Karfsky, Leighton Mayers, Austin Lee)
Old Record:               4:21.39    Scarlet Aquatics                 SCAR       July 26, 2012
                                                  (Chris Balbo, Justin Torres, Maicoll Gomaz, Erik Kral)

Men 13-14 800 mtr. Free Relay
New Record:           8:19.88    Scarlet Aquatics                 SCAR        July 24, 2014      New Jersey LC Junior Olympics
                                                  (Johannes Calloni, Jackson Karofsky, Austin Lee, Jordan Chen)
Old Record:               8:29.53    Berkeley Aquatic Club          BAC        July 24, 2008
                                                  (Joshus King, Mohamed El-Sayed, Brody Lawson, Paul Soley)