Tereysa Lehnertz and Yeziel Morales each set new Puerto Rican National records Saturday as their home nation hosted the Mayaguez International Swimming Open.
Full results available on Meet Mobile.
The 20-year-old Lehnertz took more than a second off her previous 100 fly record (according to the Puerto Rican swimming federation’s record books) with a 1:00.32 – her old mark was a 1:01.58 from last summer.
She narrowly edged Colombia’s Jessica Camposano Rios (1:00.65) for the event win.
Morales, meanwhile, waited until the night’s last event, the 200 back, to down his record. The 19-year-old went 2:01.35 to break the 2:01.67 record that had stood since 1991. Manuel Guzman originally set that mark.
One of the night’s best races was a thrilling 50 free duel between Luis Flores and Erik Risolvato.
Flores eked out the 50 free win over Puerto Rican national record-holder Risolvato to open the session. Flores was 22.69, just two tenths off what he went at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Mesa earlier this month. Risolvato was 22.95, about seven tenths off his national record.
A few other notable swims from Saturday’s session:
- Honduran Olympian Karen Vilorio won both the 50 back (30.69) and 100 back (1:03.94) on the women’s side.
- Camposano Rios, second in that 100 fly, won the 200 freestyle on the women’s side in 2:02.85 for Colombia.
- Colombia’s Juanita Moya won a pair of events, taking the 400 IM (5:04.36) and 200 breast (2:45.34).
- Finland’s Fanny Teijonsalo won the women’s 100 free in 57.77. She returned later on to win the 50 fly in 27.91.
- Venezeulan Antoine Khazne topped Puerto Rican national record-holder Christian Bayo to win the 400 free, 3:57.30 to 3:58.89.
The meet continues through Sunday night.