In May of 1983 Jeff Kostoff set the High School record in the boys 500 freestyle at 4:16.39. As of this morning it was the longest standing high school record in the books, but today a new streak began. Jack Conger, a senior at Good Counsel, lowered that mark by over 2 seconds with a 4:13.87 at the Metro Championships. He split :46.6-:51.1-:52.3-:52.9-:50.78. That first 100 split would’ve placed him 3rd in the 100 free at the meet.
In the next event Stone Ridge Sophomore Katie Ledecky lowered her own National High School and Age Group record of 4:33.14 (set yesterday in prelims) with a 4:31.38. That lowers the previous high school record, held by Kate Ziegler, by nearly 2 seconds and is the 3rd fastest performance all time behind Katie Hoff’s American Record of 4:30.47 and Dagny Knutson’s 4:31.18.
We’ll get you the full splits from that race and a full recap of the meet from Matt Rees who is at the meet in Boyds, Maryland.