29-Year-Old Meet Record Falls On Final Day of Brazilian Youth Champs

The Carlos Campos Sobrinho Trophy, also known as Brazil’s Youth Summer Championships, closed with a bang when Maria Luiza Pessanha broke a record nearly three decades old.

Pessanha won the Youth I 200 fly on the final day, going 2:16.48 in the final and twice breaking a meet record set back in 1986. The old mark belonged to Daniela Lavagnino at 2:17.89, and Pessanha was 2:17.66 to first break it in prelims.

According to BestSwimming.br, that was the oldest record still on the books with Brazilian swimming. Lavagnino’s mark was a South American record at the time it was set.

Pinheiros won the team title with 433.5 points, well ahead of Curitibano (365) and Corinthians (315.5).

Rafaela Raurich starred again on the girls side, breaking a 400 free record in Youth I with a 4:18.15. The Youth II record also went down, with Maria Heitmann going 4:16.32.

Ana Giulia Zortea continued her strong weekend, winning the girls Youth I 50 free in 26.89, and also taking the 100 breast in 1:14.17. On the boys side, Lucas Peixoto followed up his 100 free win with a 23.79 title in the Youth I 50 free, and took the 400 free in 4:04.67. In Youth II, Breno Correia of Flamengo also won both of those races, going 23.49 and 4:01.36.

Full results available here

Top 10 Teams:

  1. Pinheiros – 433.5
  2. Curitibano – 365
  3. Corinthians – 315.5
  4. Minas – 236
  5. SESI – 206
  6. Gremio Nautico Uniao – 130
  7. Flamengo – 123
  8. Unisanta – 83
  9. Marina Barra – 73
  10. Sao Jose – 44

Top Swims:

  • Girls Youth 1: Rafaela Raurich, 200 free: 2:00.96
  • Girls Youth II: Maria Paula Heitmann, 200 free: 2:01.56
  • Boys Youth I: Lucas Peixotot 100 free, 51.62
  • Boys Youth II: Caio Rodrigues Pumputis, 400 IM: 4:25.55

Each of those four won the High Point Trophies in their respective age groups as well.

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