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Peribonio Breaks Two National Records at U.S. Open
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Peribonio Breaks Two National Records at U.S. Open

Aug. 8, 2016


Score: 2016 U.S. Open Swimming Championships

Date: August 2-6, 2016

Venue: Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center

Location: Minneapolis, Minn.

Event Score Finish
400m Freestyle 3:56.10 10th
400m IM 4:18.25 2nd
200m Freestyle 1:52.03 14th
200m IM 2:01.75 2nd
Event Score Finish
200m Butterfly 2:03.72 14th
Event Score Finish
100m Backstroke 56.96 8thth

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.