Urbanczyk Breaks Two National Records On Day 3 of Polish Nationals

Aleksandra Urbanczyk broke a pair of her own Polish records on day 3 of the Polish Short Course Nationals.

Urbanczyk was dominant in the 100 IM, going 58.41 to blow out the field by more than three seconds. She also got under her own national record of 59.04 set back in 2013.

Late in the meet, Urbanczyk came back to swim another non-Olympic race, going 26.03 to sneak under her own Polish record in the 50 backstroke. In that event, she had to fight off Alicia Tchorz, who went 26.35 to miss Urbanczyk’s old record of 26.12 by a few tenths.

National records also fell in both distance freestyle races. In the men’s 800, Wojciech Wojdak continued his strong week of swimming with a 7:33.60, taking three and a half seconds off the record he set earlier this month at the Short Course European Championships.

The women, meanwhile, swam the 1500 free, and 16-year-old Paulina Piechota came up with one of the best swims of the day. The teen went 16:14.02, breaking both Polish junior and senior records. She topped the overall Polish national record by just over two seconds, taking Donata Kilijanska off the books in the race.

Also setting a Polish record was the mixed 4×50 free relay team from Slask Wroclaw at 1:32.94. Jan Holub, Nikola Petryka, Oskar Krupecki and Anna Dowgiert combined to put up that time, with Holub leading off in 22.08 and Dowgiert providing the best female split of the relay at 23.90.

Dowgiert also won the 100 fly in 59.90, the only swimmer under a minute. Other individual event winners included Jan Switkowski in the 200 fly (1:51.12), Sebastian Szczepanski in the 100 free (46.60) and Maciej Holub in the 50 breast (27.09).

Full meet results available here

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