Mastromatteo and Daley Set New National Records at Age Group Champs

Gabe Mastromatteo of the Kenora Swimming Sharks and Elan Daley of the Markham Aquatic Club both took down long standing Canadian age group records on Friday night at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Calgary.

Mastromatteo, who won the boy’s 14 year old 50 breaststroke Wednesday, took the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:04.09. He finished almost two and a half seconds ahead of the field and broke Matthew Huang‘s national age group record of 1:04.53, which he set in 1999.

“It felt really good to get a record – I’ve been working toward it all year and to finally get it is really nice,”  Mastromatteo told Swimming Canada. “The first thing I really did this season was I took it out really slow. I’ve kind of held back, but (Friday) it seemed to work when I took it out.”

Mastromatteo will look to break the 200 breaststroke record on Saturday. He set a new Ontario record at the Olympic Trials posting a 2:22.50, but will have to lower that by two and a half seconds to break Huang’s national record of 2:19.95.

Daley took the girl’s 12 and under 50 freestyle in a time of 27.07 beating the national record of 27.16 set by Shauna Collins 26 years ago.

I reel really happy – I’m going to try to get more records,” Daley said. “I just prepared the same way I usually do and I guess I just tried a little harder. My coach told me to breath three times during the race, breath as little as possible.”

Stephanie Lee of the Pacific Sea Wolves, who has already won three events at the competition, finished second in a time of 27.23 just six tenths of a second off of Collins record.

Pilar McCann won the girl’s 13 year old 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:12.88 breaking her own Alberta provincial record of 1:13.45, which she put up in February.

Another day another Alberta provincial record for Cole Pratt. Pratt, who has set new 13 year old age group in the 100 freestyle, the 50 and 200 backstroke as well as the 100 butterfly, won the 13 and under boy’s 200 butterfly in a time of 2:11.95. He finished over five seconds ahead of the field and broke his on provincial record of 2:12.57.

Rebecca Smith of the Cascade Swim Club also set a new Alberta provincial record in the girl’s 16 year old age group posting a time of 25.84. In the race Smith broke the provincial record of 25.88 set by Paige Kramer in 2013.

Pointe-Claire leads the boy’s point standing having collected 668 points while the Markham Aquatic led the girl’s standings with 628.5 points.

Full results can be found here.


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