Swimming into finals, Vinny Marciano of the Morris County Swim Club in New Jersey broke his own National Age Group Record in the 100 yard backstroke on Sunday evening in finals of the 2014 New Jersey Age Group Championships.
The 12-year old was a 53.26 in the finals of that race to win the 14 & under division. He held back on racing finals for the entirety of the meet on Sunday, where he began the evening session with a 22.87 in the 50 free and then his record-breaking swim in the 100 yard back.
As compared to prelims, Marciano went out even faster, splitting 25.77 at the 50.
Morning splits: 26.02 – 27.41 = 53.43
Evening splits: 25.77 – 27.49 = 53.26
Coming into the day, Destin Lasco had the record in 53.54. This marks the 4th time in 6 weeks that Ryan Murphy’s old record of 54.20 has been broken: twice by Lasco, and twice by Marciano, both of whom live in the state of New Jersey.