Records Fall At U.S. Nationals - Day 4
Aug 10, 1999
We have the results from the first 4 days of swimming at the US Nationals. They can be found in our meet results area.
Four National records fell during the prelims and finals on Day 4 of the US Nationals.
Lenny Krayzelburg (Los Angeles, Calif.) won the 100m backstroke in a U.S. Open and meet record time of 54.00, the fifth-fastest time ever, making this the fifth-straight time he has swept both backstrokes at the national meet.
Ed Moses (Burke, Va.) and Megan Quann (Puyallup, Wash.) also broke meet records in finals, as they were crowned the men's and women's 100m breaststroke champions, respectively. Moses posted a 1:01.21 to break the five-year-old meet record. The time is the seventh-fastest ever swum, the third time in the last week he's posted a top 10 time, after winning gold at the Pan American Games on Aug. 2. Quann went a 1:08.70, which is likely to give her a spot on the 1999 Pan Pacific team. Moses time was also under the Pan Pac consideration time, but he is ineligible for a roster spot since he competed at Pan Ams.
The fourth meet record of the day belongs to Bryan Jones (College Station, Texas) who went 52.90 in the 100m butterfly in prelims. Jones won the final tonight in 53.05, which was also faster than the previous meet record of 53.06. Normally, a swim like Jenny Thompson's win in the 100m fly tonight would have given her a meet record time as well. Her time of 58.15 is the second-fastest time ever swum. The world record is owned by Mary T. Meagher at 57.93. That record will turn 18 years old next week.
Report Courtesy US Swimming