Another chunk has been taken out of the 11-12 National Age Group Record in the boys’ 100 yard backstroke. For the second time this month, and the third time in the last 6 weeks, the 11-12 boys’ National Age Group Record in the 100 yard back has gone down.
Vinny Marciano from the Morris County Swim Club swam a 53.43 in prelims on Sunday at the 2014 New Jersey Age Group Championships. That knocked a tenth off of the 53.54 that Destin Lasco did on January 19th, and gave him the top seed in the 14 & unders race by four-and-a-half seconds. His previous best time was just 55.20 from back in October.
Marciano went out in a 26.02 – which is actually his best time ever in that disance and would put him 18th on the all-time list among 11-12’s. There was no 50 back at this meet, or Marciano might have taken a run at that record as well (Lasco holds it at 25.02, pending ratification).
He did, however, also swim well in a handful of other events. He ended up scratching a lot of finals, but in prelims he swam a 4:51 in the 500; a 55.0 in the 100 fly, a 2:03.3 in the 200 IM, and a 22.9 in the 50 free.