Curtis Ogren of Saint Francis High in Mountain View, California has broken his own National Independent High School Record in the 200 yard IM, swimming a 1:44.90 in finals on Saturday at the Central Coast Section Championships.
That broke the 1:45.01 that he swam at the same meet a year ago. The prior record holder was Matt Thompson from Dallas Jesuit in 1:45.27 from 2009. Thompson swam for Stanford, just as Ogren will.
Ogren was a 1:45.61 in prelims, which was already encroaching upon his record, and in finals, with nobody in the frame with him, the future Cardinal roared to a new record.
The comparative splits show that not much has changed significantly between Ogren last year and Ogren this year. He seems to have backed off on his fly just a hair, but made up for that (and then some) with more energy for the rest of the race.
Ogren, like everyone else, is still a long way from the overall record, which belongs to David Nolan in 1:41.39.
That makes at least seven National High School Records that were broken in California on Saturday: Abbey Weitzeil broke the 50 and 100 free public school records; Ally Howe broke the 100 back Independent High School Record; the Granada boys broke the 400 free relay public school record; Connor Hoppe got the 100 breast public school mark; and the 100 fly Independent and Overall National High School Records went to Katie McLaughlin.