In the second-to-last swim of his 11-12 career, Destin Lasco has taken down a second National Age Group Record at the 2014 Middle Atlantic Long Course Junior Olympics.
He swam a 2:11.59 in the 200 meter backstroke, which breaks the National Age Group Record of 2:13.91 done by National Teamer and NCAA Champion Ryan Murphy roughly six years ago.
Lasco’s splits: 31.42/33.74/33.97/32.45.
This is another one of those swims, which we seem to be getting an increasing number of lately, that is simply a masterful, massive breaking of a record. As good as Murphy was at this age, Lasco skipped the 2:12’s altogether and took Murphy’s record down into the 2:11 range.
Coming into the meet, Lasco was second on the all-time list, and only .08 seconds behind Murphy. The two are now well ahead of Nitro’s Isaac Gwin, the third-fastest ever in the age group at 2:15.56, in this event.
Earlier in the weekend, Lasco also broke the National Age Group Record in the 400 IM.
Lasco ages up on August 7th, and has one more meet to go after records. The Eastern Zones meet begins August 6th, and for these records age is defined by the first date of the meet.