Two world records and thirteen zone records were set over the pleasantly warm weekend at Mt Hood Community College in Gresham. In the womens 70-74 age group, Margaret Toppel swam to a world record 32.89 in the 50 M Free and set a zone mark of 37.36 in the 50 M Fly. Sue Calnek-Morris, set new zone records in the women’s 75-79 age group four out of the five times she dove into the pool, swimming a 41.73 in the 50 M free, 15:18.99 in the 800 M free, 28:36.12 1500 M Free and a 56. 61 in the 50M Breaststroke. She was followed by Collette Crabbe, age group 60-64, who swam to two new zone marks when she flew to a 11:16.10 in the 800 M Free, 3:13.31 in the 200 M Breaststroke. Dan Kirkland, age group 70-74, swimming out of Puget Sound Masters traveled south to set a world record 20:26.12 in the 1500 M Free. He also set a National record in the 400m Free, and a Zone record in the 800m Free, and a Zone record in the 100m Back.
Adding to the fun of relays was the record-setting team of Karen Andrus-Hughes, Robert Smith, David Radcliff and Colette Crabbe who set a zone record of 5:16.94 in the 280-319 age group 400 M Mixed Freestyle Relay. The Gil Young meet is always a great opportunity for northwest swimmers to enjoy an outdoor meet in both shade and sun, and is one we look forward to every year. See you next time!
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