Jake Magahey Breaks Oldest National HS Yards Record in 500 Free

Georgia 6A-7A State Championship Meet

  • February 7th-9th, 2019
  • Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 25y, prelims/finals

Full meet recap to follow.

Mill Creek High School junior Jake Magahey broke the National Public High School Record in the boys’ 500 yard free on Saturday at the Georgia 6A-7A State Championship meet. He won the race in 4:15.63, which breaks the oldest boys’ National High School Record on the books: the 4:16.39 done by Jeff Kostoff of Upland High School in Upland, California on May 14th, 1983. Kostoff is currently an assistant coach for the men’s team at Stanford.

Magahey’s  Splits:

  • 100y – 49.28
  • 200y – 1:40.15 (50.87)
  • 300y – 2:31.88 (51.73)
  • 400y – 3:23.99 (52.11) (1:43.84)
  • 500y – 4:15.63 (51.64)

The overall high school record remains the 4:12.87 swum by Grant Shoults of Santa Margarita Catholic in California on May 14, 2016. This swim isn’t actually Magahey’s best: at the Speedo Winter Junior East Championships in December he swam 4:14.61.

Magahey also swam, and won, the 200 free in 1:35.62, split 19.95 on the 200 free relay, and split 43.69 on the 400 free relay (both on rolling starts).

The new oldest boys’ record on the books (pending ratification of this swim and Brendan Burns’ 200 SCM free from earlier this year) is Kyle Bubolz’s public school short course meters record in the 50 free of 22.61. Bubolz set that time in 2004. The oldest remaining yards records, the most common course in high school swimming, are David Nolan’s trio of public school records from 2011. He broke the 200 IM (1:41.39), 100 free (42.34), and 100 back (45.49) records on the same day at the 2011 Pennsylvania State Championship meet.

The oldest record for either gender and either course (and only remaining pre-2000 record) is Tracy Caulkins’ 100 short course meters breaststroke. She swam 1:07.47 in January of 1981 while racing for Harpeth Hall in Tennessee, which is the independent and overall high school records.

Video of the finish of the race, courtesy: Scot Pittenger

 

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Swimfan6
2 years ago

Is he committed to a college program yet?

415iscrazy
Reply to  Swimfan6
2 years ago

No commitment yet

Kelly Ryan
Reply to  Swimfan6
2 years ago

Nice swim!!

Ragnar
2 years ago

Come to Austin

Daniel Jablonski
2 years ago

David Nolan did not break the 100 back, 100 free, and 200 IM all on the same day. 200 IM is day one while backstroke and the 100 free (by leading off the 400 FR relay) is day two.

Anonymous
Reply to  Daniel Jablonski
2 years ago

Thanks?

Riley
2 years ago

Wonder how long it will be for Nolan’s 200 IM to go down. I remember everyone waiting on the edge of their seat for that 2011 swim after the 1:43 low in 2010. It really is a shame he never put it together in LCM.

bigNowhere
Reply to  Riley
2 years ago

I know what you mean about Nolan and LCM. On the other hand, 3rd at the OT behind only Phelps and Lochte is pretty good!

Riley
Reply to  bigNowhere
2 years ago

Yep so true, I had that thought right after I posted. It wasn’t really that he didn’t put it together in LCM as he DID break 2:00 after all, just never really lived up to the 1:39 hype in LCM. Still one of my all time favorite swimmers to watch though.

bigNowhere
2 years ago

What 500 free record did Jack Conger break then? I thought he broke Kostoff’s record a few years ago.

Riley
Reply to  bigNowhere
2 years ago

Same one that Shoults broke…the private record. Shoults (and Conger a few years ago) held the overall record but Kostoff still had the public high school record

PONCHO
2 years ago

WoW

David
2 years ago

I figured those Nolan records would stand for a longggg time. That 200IM record is all but untouchable for a high schooler

And
Reply to  David
2 years ago

*Luca Urlando has entered the chat*

Will
Reply to  David
2 years ago

*carson foster has left the chat*

And
2 years ago

That is definitely a mistake

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