St. Xavier High School’s Justin Grender Splits 19.5 at Intrasquad Meet

Karl Ortegon
by Karl Ortegon 18

December 05th, 2017 College, News

At St. Xavier High School’s intrasquad meet to kick off the 2017-18 season, senior Justin Grender lit up the pool with a 19.51 anchor leg on the White team’s A 200 free relay.

Results are on Meet Mobile under ‘2018 Blue White’

Grender, a UVA commit, also swam to a 1:38.43 in the 200 free and a 50.08 in the 100 back, winning both races. In the final 400 free relay, he anchored White’s A relay with a 44.99 as they turned in the fastest time of 3:07.56.

Grender’s best times in the 50/100/200 free are 20.43/44.87/1:37.36 and 48.82 in the 100 back, and while it’s unknown the status of the team’s rest or whether they were wearing fast suits, it’s pretty unlikely they would be at all rested or wearing fast suits. It’s also the first meet of the season, so it looks like Grender is going to throw down some eye-popping times at the state meet in February.

Other highlights from the meet included two big swims from senior Nicholas Perera, who won the 200 IM (1:50.91) and the 100 free (46.36). Sophomore Jean-Pierre Khouzam also posted a 50.52 to win the 100 fly. Perera is committed to the University of Alabama.

St. Xavier won the 2017 Ohio Division I Championships, as Grender and Perera swam on all three relays– all of which broke Ohio state records. Their team dominated the 2017 Ohio D1 Champs, amassing 434 points. The next best team, St. Ignatius, finished 2nd with 173 points.

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2 years ago

Maybe could take down Risovlatos school record

Reply to  Uberfan
2 years ago

I mean state

Reply to  Uberfan
2 years ago

Erik’s State record is for Div 2 and St. X swims Div 1.

Reply to  Sarafina
2 years ago

Erik Risovlato has the fastest swim by a high schooler in Ohio ever regardless of division

2 years ago

dang, todd knows how to recruit! can’t wait to see this guy’s progress at uva under todd.

2 years ago

He’s not resting at all for juniors? Humm seems pretty odd especially with those times he threw down

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Reply to  Realist
2 years ago

This meet was on 11/25

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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