Former Trojan Greats Break Masters WRs

Dec. 9, 2009

Former USC All-Americans Tamas Kerekjarto (Class of 2002) and Jamie Fowler (Class of 1981) were among a handful of swimmers who broke Masters world records at the SPMA short course meters championships in Long Beach, Calif., last weekend.

Competing among 650 swimmers - in what is being called the biggest Masters championship meet in history - Fowler led all record breakers with six marks in the men's 50-54 age group. Fowler was a six-time All-American at USC who won the 1980 NCAA title in the 200y back.

Meanwhile, Kerekjarto turned in a pair of records as well. Kerekjarto was a seven-time All-American as a Trojan and was part of an NCAA championship in the 800y free relay in 2002.

Listed below are Fowler's and Kerekjarto's records and the previous world marks in parentheses.

Men 30-34
200 IM: Tamas Kerekjarto, 1:57.68 (1:58.13)
400 IM: Kerekjarto, 4:19.69 (4:26.74)

Men 50-54
50 back: Jamie Fowler, 28.37 (28.95)
100 back: Fowler, 1:00.38 (1:01.48)
200 back: Fowler, 2:11.84 (2:13.05)
100 IM: Fowler, 1:01.29 (1:02.27)
200 IM: Fowler, 2:13.40 (2:14.53)
400 IM: Fowler, 4:51.57 (4:55.50)

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