Anthony Grimm Breaks Down 19.6 50 free, 19.2 Relay Split at VHSL 6A Meet

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Oakton senior Anthony Grimm was in excellent form last week, picking up another 2 individual VHSL titles to cap off his career, and providing a few more stellar relay performances. Grimm kicked off his meet with a blistering 20.87 lead-off on the 200 medley relay, establishing a new personal best. The swim was the fastest back split in the field by over 2 seconds. Grimm also provided a 19.24 anchor split on the 200 free relay, which you can watch below:

That 200 free relay won by over 2 seconds, hitting the wall in 1:23.57, just off the VHSL record. Graham Evers led Oaktown off in 21.01, Carl Blakney was 2nd with a 21.53, and Wes Kron went 3rd for a 21.79. On the 200 medley, Grimm teamed up with Evers on breast (27.31), Ian Ching on fly (23.23), and Blakney on free (21.36) for a 1:32.77.

Individually, Grimm won the 50 free by nearly a full second, roaring to the wall in 19.69. The swim came in just a hair off his personal best 19.67, which he swam in 2019, and is the VHSL overall record.

Grimm  then went on to break the VHSL 6A and overall records in the 100 breast, clocking a 53.84. The swim was actually off his personal best of 52.51 by a quite a bit, but it was faster than he swam in any meet during 2020.


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6 months ago

Eddie is checking to see if he can lead off the 200 Medley in Greensboro

Reply to  Horninco
6 months ago

Well yeah, next year there will be a need for him, but this year, not so much. Staka’s been 21 flat/low so many times and the dude hasn’t swam with a full taper for a yards meet since his time at Alabama.

Last edited 6 months ago by bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
6 months ago

He was pretty fast at Big 12s, think he has more in the tank?

Reply to  JeahBrah
6 months ago

Hope so. I was joking of course

6 months ago

Individually, Grimm won the 50 free by nearly a full send”. Have a feeling this was a typo but I hope it doesn’t get changed

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6 months ago

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