Rising Texas A&M senior Liliana Ibañez took home another national title in the women’s 100 meter freestyle, and rising Penn State junior Melissa Rodriguez set a new Mexican National Record in the women’s 50 meter breaststroke to finish off day three of the Mexican National Championships in Boca del Rio, Veracruz. In total, new meet records were established in all five individual events that were held on night three.
Ibañez, who won the 200 meter freestyle and 50 meter butterfly on day two, won the 100 freestyle tonight in 55.91, just off her national record of 55.70 that she set last summer. Rodriguez, meanwhile, won her first event of the competition in 32.44, narrowly clipping Erica Dittmer’s previous record of 32.46.
Maria Jose Mata opened the session with a new meet record in the women’s 200 meter butterfly (2:12.98). Gustavo Berreta of Nuevo Leon touched first in the men’s 100 backstroke (56.94). Andres Olvera of Baja California won the final men’s event of the session, finishing the 400 IM in 4:25.71, a new meet record and overall 17-18 Mexican National Record.
Two more days remain in the Mexican National Championships, with the final session taking place on Saturday, July 19th.