On Monday, competing in a time trial on the last day of the Phillips 66 nationals, Jamaica’s Justin Plaschka lowered the national record in the 100 metre butterfly to 54.71. He has now set the senior national mark in this event three times this summer. First at CCCAN 2015 in Barbados, when he won gold in the 18 and over age group in 55.25. Then, earlier in the heats of the Phillips 66 nationals when he clocked 54.97, prior to beating his own record again in the time trial. He has also set senior national marks this summer in the 50 metre butterfly, in 24.89, and in the 100 metre backstroke, in 57.06.
When asked about his swim, Plaschka said, “I swam it much more strategically than the first time but it was not as fast as I wanted to go. I really was striving for the Olympic B cut.”