Mainland Boys Break Public High School 200 Meter Free Relay Record

While competing against visiting Atlantic City yesterday, January 4th, the Mainland Regional High School boy’s 200m freestyle relay squad cranked out a new Public High School National Record. Pending measurement of the Mainland pool, the foursome of Justin Liu, Glenn Lasco, Brian McGroarty and Destin Lasco scored the win in a new NISCA record-setting time of 1:34.95.

The record was swum in short course meters, which is an approved course for high school swimming in the United States, though short course yards swimming is by far more common.

The Mainland boys managed to overcome the previous 200m freestyle relay record of 1:35.94 set by Monarch High School all the way back in 2004. Kyle Miranda, Kyle Gordon, Zach Ruske and Tom Kozaczynski comprised the squad holding the old record.

Splits for the new 1:34.95 Record

Justin Liu: 23.70
Glenn Lasco: 23.89
Brian McGroarty: 24.20
Destin Lasco: 23.16

As for Mainland’s feat, Coach Brian Booth said, “It’s a tremendous accomplishment for the four boys. They’ve put in a lot of hard work, and it’s awesome for them to break a national record, and they did it by a second. It’s good recognition for them and for our school.”

McGroarty, Glenn Lasco and Liu were also members of the Mainland 400 yard freestyle relay squad who broke a championship record (3:05.33) at the New Jersey Meet of Champions meet earlier this year. In club swimming, Destin Lasco holds the National Age Group Record in the boys’ 13-14 200 freestyle at 1:38.24 from 2016.

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DR R
4 years ago

WOW!! All Belhaven alumni!! So proud not surprised!!

Markster
4 years ago

Splits?

DR R
4 years ago

WOW!! all Belhaven MS alumni! proud, not surprised!

Swammerererer
4 years ago

But Westfield High School will still stay #1 I’m sure

Bbooth1005
4 years ago

Justin Liu: 23.70
Glenn Lasco: 23.89
Brian McGroarty: 24.20
Destin Lasco: 23.16

George
4 years ago

What were the splits?

Gretchen McSwain
4 years ago

Congratulations! We have been proud of this record for many years. Hope you are as excited as we were!
Stacy Moore and Gretchen McSwain, former Monarch coaches

bobo gigi
4 years ago

Sorry for the question but you talk about long course here?
If yes, I didn’t know US high schoolers swam in LCM and could break records in LCM.

HulkSwim
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

SCM… some HS’s swim in SCM

bobo gigi
Reply to  HulkSwim
4 years ago

Hulkswim, thanks for the clarification.
I love the 2 downvotes. The same people could rather answer my question. Another proof that this tool is stupid. Or that some people are stupid….
I learn that some high school teams swim in SCM and the existence of SCM high school records.
Congrats to Destin Lasco and friends.

Coach Mike
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

Bobo Gigi, I coach a girls team in the same conference against Mainland. Most of the schools in our conference have SCM pools, while the majority of the rest of the state swims SCY. Most national meters records are a bit slower than the yards equivalents because so few state championship meets are contested in meters. The NJ state championships is a SCY meet, too. The impressive note about the Mainland record is that they did it in a mid-week post-Christmas dual meet. Don’t be surprised if this record is lowered and one or two more come down at our conference championships next month. Congrats Coach Booth and team!

meeee
Reply to  bobo gigi
4 years ago

or they are just trolling you.

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