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  • SWIMMING

    Gentry, Stingrays break state records

    Relay squad eclipses 31-year-old mark
  • GRANTS PASS — Marcus Gentry headlined the Superior Stingray Swimming team's record-breaking day at the YMCA in Grants Pass on Thursday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — Marcus Gentry headlined the Superior Stingray Swimming team's record-breaking day at the YMCA in Grants Pass on Thursday.
    Gentry set a new state standard, recording a time of 32.37 seconds in the 50 butterfly, surpassing Santo Conderelli's mark of 32.51 set back in 2004.
    Gentry was also part of the 100-yard free relay team that broke Tualatin Hills' record established in 1982. The team of Gentry, Steven Peng, Asa Frisbee and Antonio Orozco timed 59.03 to beat the prior standard of 1:02.28.
    In the medley relay, Frisbee (backstroke), Orozco (breaststroke), Gentry (butterfly) and Peng (freestyle), combined to hit 1:11.16 for the Stingrays. The previous mark of 1:12.03 was set by the 1988 Vancouver Swim Club.
    Gentry also came close to setting another mark in the 25 fly. His time of 14.57 was just out of reach of the record time of 14.04.
    The event was a special sanctioned time trial by Oregon Swimming, the governing body for amateur swimming.
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