Peribonio Breaks Two National Records at U.S. Open
Aug. 8, 2016
MINNEAPOLIS – It was another record-breaking weekend for South Carolina junior Tomas Peribonio as he led the Gamecocks to a successful weekend at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., August 2-6.
Peribonio set his third and fourth Ecuadorian national records after placing second in both the 200m and 400m IMs. The previous record in the 200 IM was 2:05.10, and he topped it with a time of 2:01.75. He also broke the 400 IM record by three seconds after swimming it in 4:18.25, beating the previous time of 4:21.46.
He also swam in two additional races, finishing 10th in the 400m freestyle with a time of 3:56.10 and 14th in the 200m freestyle with a time of 1:52.03.
Caleb Tosh and Jonathan Boland joined Peribonio at the meet, competing in one race each. Tosh finished 14th in the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:03.72, while Boland earned a spot in the finals of the 100m backstroke due to a scratch and finished 8th with a time of 56.96.
The busy weekend caps off a successful summer for the Gamecocks, who look to kick off their collegiate season in October.