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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 16, 2021 10 months ago

Dr. Phillips' Gabo Morales breaks 25-year school record in 100 backstroke

The former record had been held by Brendan Masterson since 1996.
by: Chris Martucci Sports Editor

Dr. Phillips High School swimmer, junior Gabo Morales broke a long-standing school record in the 100-yard backstroke during the Spruce Creek Record Breaker Invitational on Saturday. 

Morales went a time of 52.41 to break the former record that was held for 25 years by Brendan Masterson by one one-hundredth of a second. Masterson’s time was 52.42, which he set in 1996. 

Morales was not shaved or rested, nor did he wear a tech suit when he set the record. 

Dr. Phillips’ next meet is against Lake Nona on Sept. 22. 

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Chris Martucci is the sports editor for the West Orange Times & Observer,  Southwest Orange Observer and He holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri — Columbia School of Journalism, as well as a bachelor's degree in...

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