When I first got a text from Dean Ottati of the scoreboard after the men’s 100 yard breaststroke at the North Coast Section Championships on Saturday, I immediately sent it to Morgan Priestley and called him to ask what event he thought that was.
Morgan: “Let’s see..three 53’s? I’m not sure.”
Braden: “That’s a men’s 100 breaststroke. In High School. All Three were under the National Record.”
Morgan: “That’s a high school race? Dang, kids are so fast these days!”
What followed was an explosion of superlatives that probably aren’t fit for printing.
The result is almost unbelievable: Steven Stumph in 53.37, Charlie Wiser in 53.57, and Nick Silverthorn in 53.61 – all under the old National High School Record in the event.
Read Morgan’s full report here.