Ogren Breaks His Own National Independent High School Record in 200 IM

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 ’13 22.96 25.93 30.07 26.05 1:45.01
Ogren ’14 23.20 25.79 29.95 25.96 1:44.90

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.

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