Connor Hoppe Narrowly Misses National HS Record In Prelims At Sac-Joaquin Sections

During prelims last night at the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, we saw several fast times. After all the debate surrounding Connor Hoppe’s ability to compete this weekend, he was allowed to swim and threw down a 53.63 100 breaststroke for his prelims swim. Mat Whittle had another strong swim, posting a 1:47.64 in the 200 IM.

Hoppe’s 53.63 is just off of Andrew Seliskar’s National Public High School record. Hoppe swam a 53.12 at NCSA’s, which is faster than the currently-recognized record of 53.24 done by Andrew Seliskar of Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia in February. The overall National High School Record is 52.92, belonging to Jacob Molacek.

He will have another shot to break that record during finals today.

Other notable swims on the men’s side came from:

  • Matthew Klotz – 100 backstroke – 49.85
  • Chris Weiser – 500 freestyle – 4:25.31
  • Riley Hickman – 100 freestyle – 45.51
  • Kevin Wylder – 100 butterfly -48.52
  • Kevin Wyldery – 50 freestyle – 20.14
  • Billy Mullis – 200 freestyle – 1:38.86

Other notable swims on the women’s side came from:

  • Chenoa Devine – 500 freestyle – 4:48.91
  • Alex Rieger – 50 freestyle – 23.93
  • Sydney Larson – 200 Freestyle – 1:50.38
  • Paige Maynard – 100 butterfly – 54.23

Click here to view results from the Sac-Joaquin section championships.

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bobo gigi

It’s not free, at least live, but you can watch some Californian high school meets here.
http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/channels/swimming-and-diving

bobo gigi

If I read well it looks like he has swum 53.06 in final.

bobo gigi

Other results from these Californian championships. It will be much easier next year for me to understand something with only one meet! 🙂
http://www.swimphone.com/mobile/meets/
I wanted a sub minute for Heidi Poppe in the 100 breast and the future Stanford swimmer did it! She broke the minute barrier for the first time!
59.85 in the last meet of her high school career. Great story.

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