Cal Commit Frandson Breaks 35-Year-Old Record with 1:35.6 200 FR at Iowa States



  1. Iowa City (West)- 262.5
  2. Ankeny- 236
  3. Waukee- 231
  4. Bettendorf- 219
  5. Iowa City (City High)- 160

IC City High kicked off the 2020 Iowa Boys’ State Championships with a new State Record in the 200 medley relay. Caleb Coons led them off with a 23.95 back split, but they trailed IC West, who got a 23.15 leadoff from James Pinter. Forrest Frazier then brought City High into the lead with his 23.76 breast split. Isaac Weigel (fly- 22.36) and Bryce Edens (free- 21.51) maintained the lead as they won in 1:31.58, narrowly holding off West (1:31.86).

Following that relay, Frazier set State Records in both of his individual events. He took down the 4-year-old 200 IM record by a second in 1:45.96, marking his first swim under 1:46. Frazier then dropped a second from his own State Record with his 53.16 in the 100 breast. He was just a hundredth away from his best in the 100 free, leading off in 45.70.

We saw another Cal commit set a State Record, as Ankeny’s Trent Frandson took down a 35-year-old record in the 200 free. He broke 1:36 for the first time, dominating in 1:35.68. He still has another year to lower that record further. Frandson also won the 500 free in 4:26.27, but was a few seconds off the State Record he set last year. He led off the 400 free relay in a lifetime best 43.93 and anchored the 200 free relay in 19.99.

Bettendorf’s Charlie Bunn, a Missouri commit, clipped a tenth off the 4-year-old State Record in the 50 free. His 20.18 was a lifetime best by a couple of tenths. He swept the sprints, dropping half a second with a 44.41 in the 100 free. Bunn also anchored the 200 free relay in 19.93 as Bettendorf won it in 1:23.18. They swept the free relays, posting a new State Record of 3:02.48 in the 400 free relay. Sam Mitvalsky (45.84) was their leadoff man, while younger brother Noah Mitvalsky took on the 2nd leg in 47.68. Alex Stone put up a 44.97 on the 3rd leg, handing off to anchor Bunn, who closed in 43.89.

Additional Event Winners

  • Waukee’s Andrew Reiter made a huge drop in the 100 fly. He had never broke 51 ahead of this meet. Reiter swam a 48.93 to win the title. He has 2 more years to go after the State Record, which stands at a 47.84 from 2014.
  • IC West’s James Pinter, an Army commit, contributed his team’s only event win as they won the state title. Pinter clipped his best by a couple of tenths to win the 100 back in 50.01.

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Jeepers, what a fast meet!

Texas Tap Water

Perhaps Caleb is a good name for a swimmer


what in this article made you come up with this comment lol


Got to mention whose 200 free record that was from 35 years ago, a truly amazing swim for its time…


(the great Craig Oppel)


It was the national record at the time, I believe. 1:36.36 was crazy fast in 1985.

Joe Swimmer

It was the national high school record at the time, set by Craig Oppel who would go on to make the 1988 Olympic team and win a gold medal as a prelim swimmer in the 800 free relay


Guess who’s record Oppel beat with that swim? The great Brian Goodell.

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