Rome High School’s Mason Hunter captured the boys’ 4A-5A 100 breast state title this past weekend at the GHSA state championships in record-breaking fashion. Hunter first took down the state record from Jack Dalmolin (a freshman swimmer at Arizona State) in prelims with a 54.73, before delivering an even bigger swim in finals with a 54.28. Both swims were personal bests for the fast-rising swimmer. Notably, Hunter is the back-to-back state champion in the 100 breast, but his time from this year’s championships is more than two seconds faster than his 2017 time (56.66).
Hunter also went home with a big personal best in the 200 IM. He claimed the state title in 1:53.41, which is almost 5 seconds faster than his previous personal best from the December 2017 Georgia short course championships.