May 18, 2013
After a blazing fast prelims session, some lightning times were anticipated in finals… but one particular race stole the show and for now, may just be the most competitive and the fastest high school race ever. In the boys 100 breast, three different swimmers were under the old public and independent national records. Future USC Trojan Stephen Stumph of OA but swimming for Campolindo High School came out on top, touching in an absurd 53.39. Senior Charlie Wiser of Miramonte HS (heading to Stanford to swim and play waterpolo) and Junior Nick Silverthorn of Granada were second and third, respectively, finishing in 53.57 and 53.61. All three were under the old overall/Independent (Patrick Fowler, 53.66) and Public (Brendan Hansen, 53.67) records.
Here is a comparison of the three swimmers:
Stumph: 25.21-28.18 (53.39) –
New Public and Overall High School National Record
Wiser: 25.64-27.93 (53.57)
Silverthorn: 25.26-28.35 (53.61)
Stumph also finished first in the 100 butterfly ( 47.88) breaking his previous NCS record which he set in prelims on Friday, the 200 Medley Relay swimming with OA teammates Sven Campbell (Senior - UC Berkeley in the fall), JD Ratchford (Senior - UC Berkeley playing polo in the fall) and Grant Sivesind (Junior) which established a new NCS meet record (1:30.52), and in the last race of the 2013 NCS Championships, this foursome broke yet another NCS record in the 400 Free Relay (3:01.70). Campbell also defended his title in the 50 free (20.45). In the record breaking 400 FR, Campbell dove in for his anchor leg with two body lengths to catch up. In what could only be described as a photo finish, Campbell touched out his opponent by .03seconds to win the race with a blistering split of 43.87 (the winning time in the 100 free this year was 45.07).