Luna joins CACG squad, record count up to 92 after fourth day of Mexican Nats

Mexican Nationals continued Thursday, with Diana Luna becoming the thirteenth swimmer to make Mexico’s team for the Central America and Caribbean Games (CACG).

Luna won the national title in the women’s 100 butterfly, going 1:02.00 to punch her ticket to the Games, which will be held in the same Veracruz facility that is hosting nationals. Currently 6 women and 7 men hold spots on the team.

Already on the squad was Byanca Rodríguez, who added another event by winning the 200 breast at 2:29.58. Rodriguez was the champion of the 100 breast earlier in the meet.

Andres Olvera added another event of his own on the men’s side, winning the 400 free in 3:54.14. He’s now qualified there and in the 400 IM. Natalia Jaspeado is qualified in the same two events on the women’s side; she won the 400 IM tonight (4:51.88) for her second CACG qualification.

The men’s 200 back went to Gustavo Berreta in 2:03.35. That was one of the closest races of the night, with Ezequiel Trujillo just a tenth back in 2:03.66.

The closest race, though, was Miguel Alejandro De Lara’s win in the men’s 50 breaststroke to close out the night. He went 28.98, the only man in competition under 29 seconds, but second-place Mauro Castillo was just .02 back at 29.00.

In an amazing show of record-breaking, the number of national records (both overall and age group records) has risen to 92 over the first four days, with the record-count likely to crack triple digits by tomorrow.

There are two more days left of competition in Veracruz. You can find the headline results (top 3 in each event for each age category) here.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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