As Justin Carter continues to get back into swimming shape, he'd hoped to make a run at some of Merced College's backstroke records by the end of the swim season.
Apparently, he couldn't wait.
With just over a month a half left before the state meet, the freshman shattered the Blue Devils' 200-yard backstroke record by three seconds.
Carter posted a time of 1:56.50 in his home pool on Friday afternoon as MC hosted a tri-meet with College of the Sequoias and San Joaquin Delta.
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It was all part of a banner day for the MC men.
Chris Pipes (50 freestyle), Matt Singh (200 breast) and Matt Rabe (100 butterfly) all won their races, while Joey had a pair of first- and one second-place finishes.
MERCED 10, JIM ELLIOT CHR. 0
Mike Nelson pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win as Merced improved to 4-5.
Nelson recorded six strikeouts and gave up just one hit.
Josh Rivard collected three hits and Mathew Farias drove in three runs for Merced.
PITMAN 94, GOLDEN VALLEY 91
Ian Roos won the 100-yard butterfly and 100-freestyle to help Pitman edge Golden Valley.
Taylor Kollmann won the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events for GV (1-2 Central California Conference).
BUHACH COLONY 228,
PATTERSON -- J.D. Strauss shot a round of 40 to help Buhach Colony improve to 3-3 in the CCC.
GOLDEN VALLEY 68
Stephanie Young won the 200 individual medley and the 100 breaststroke to help Pitman cruise past GV.
DELHI 4, PATTERSON 3
DELHI -- Liz Caballero won her singles match and the team of Beatriz Amador and Nayely Amador won their doubles match to lead Delhi (1-0 Western Athletic Conference).