Frankly, the TO records page works in mysterious ways. Often, it is not enough to simply beat one of the existing entries in the records pages - your contribution to the record you compete for has to be among the best entries made throughout the round as well. Also, you will often find that records update one day after you have set the record. For instance, if you beat the "most goods produced in one day"-record, it will update with its new value the next day at midnight.
The records system does not function optimally, and is due for some work eventually.