August 12, 2014
New Jersey Swimming records continued to fall this past week at both the Eastern Zone Age Group Championships in Richmond, Virginia and the Phillips 66 National Championships in Irvine, California. Fresh off his win in the 100 Meter Freestyle at Y Nationals, Zachary Molloy from OCY continued to drop time in California. Zachary made it back to the 18 and Under “C” final with an impressive prelim swim of 50.96 in the 100 Meter Free to break his existing record of 51.01. Luke Papendick, representing Lakeland Hills Y, swam in the “B” final of the Men’s 100 Meter Backstroke lowering his previous record of 55.42 to 55.27.
At the Eastern Zone Championships, the 11-12 boys from Scarlet dominated the 100 and 200 Meter Breaststroke events. Ian Liu won the 100 Meter Breaststroke lowering his JO record setting time from a 1:12.13 to 1:10.11. Winning the 200 Meter Breaststroke, Paul DeGrado lowered the NJS record for the fifth time this summer to a final record time of 2:29.96. Paul came within one second of the National Age Group Record time of 2:29.01! Not to be out done, twelve year old, Danning Hu of Scarlet Aquatics, saved her best swim of the season for last. After just missing Felicia Lee’s (Who is now a 2014 Pan Pac Team Member) nine year old record in the 200 IM at JO’s, a determined Danning Hu made sure her name would make it to the record board this time by winning the event and lowering the record by two and a half seconds to a 2:23.96. Congratulations to all!
Tiny Randazzo, Records Chair
Men 15-18 100 mtr.
New Record: 50.96 Zachary Molloy OCY Aug. 6, 2014 USA Swimming LC Nationals
Old Record: 51.01 Zachary Molloy OCY July 28, 2014
Men Open 100 mtr.
New Record: 55.27 Luke Papendick LHY Aug. 6, 2014 USA Swimming LC Nationals
Old Record: 55.42 Luke Papendick LHY July 30, 2013
Men 11-12 200 mtr.
New Record: 2:32.84 Paul DeGrado SCAR Aug. 7, 2014 Eastern Zone Age Group LC Champs
Old Record: 2:33.84 Paul DeGrado SCAR July 24, 2014
Men 11-12 200 mtr. Breaststroke
New Record: 2:29.96 Paul DeGrado SCAR Aug. 7, 2014 Eastern Zone Age Group LC Champs
Old Record: 2:32.84 Paul DeGrado SCAR Aug. 7, 2014 Eastern Zone Age Group LC Champs
Men 11-12 100 mtr. Breaststroke
New Record: 1:10.11 Ian Liu SCAR Aug. 7, 2014 Eastern Zone Age Group LC Champs
Old Record: 1:12.13 Ian Liu SCAR July 24, 2014
Women 11-12 100 mtr. Individual
New Record: 2:23.96 Danning Hu SCAR Aug. 7, 2014 Eastern Zone Age Group LC Champs
Old Record: 2:26.46 Felicia Lee MYM Jan. 15, 2005