Hudson High School Breaks National High School Relay Record (Race Video)

The Hudson High School (Ohio) girls’ 200 short course meters medley relay broke a National Public High School record on Saturday in a tri meet.

The team of Giovanna CappabiancaPaige McCormickMaddie Hannan, and Mackenzie Dewitt combined for a 1:57.02. That broke the old record of 1:58.18 set by another Ohio school, Hoover High, in February of 2017. All 4 members of Hudson High School’s relay are underclassmen – Hannan is a junior, McCormick and Cappabianca are sophomores, and the anchor Dewitt is just a freshman.

Race video courtesy of Adam Crabtree:

Hudson High School Sets New SCM National Public School record in 200 medley relay from SWIMSWAM on Vimeo.

This was a true team effort – each leg was faster than their counterpart on Hoover’s previous record-setting relay:

Hoover High School Hudson High School
Old Record New Record
1:58.18 1:57.02
Back Kate Lochridge – 30.51 Cappabianca – 30.24
Breast Annie Lochridge – 33.52 McCormick – 33.10
Fly Amanda Palutsis – 28.20 Hannan – 27.89
Free Parker Timken – 25.95 Dewitt – 25.79

Short course meters is not the traditional high school course in the United States – most competition is done in short course yards. none-the-less, with a few short course meters pools around, the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) still maintains national records for 25m pools. The 2017-2018 season has been a year-long assault on these records, which had remained stagnant for a while until now. At least 8 short course meters records have been broken nationally this season.

The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee still has the Independent and Overall High School Records in the event with a 1:54.44 from 2008.

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Bon Jovi
4 years ago

no offense but the girls at a lot of schools could easily break this if they swam SCM

Mad dawg
4 years ago

Congratulations to the swimmers, Coach Matt and his staff! #FastSuitFebruary

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