Boys Varsity Swimming and Diving

Andover Opens Season with National High School Record

At Choate on December 1, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Building on Lots of Different Types of Work in the Fall, the Andover Boys Start the 2019 Season with a Great Meet at Choate

(Wallingford, CT) — In the first race of the first meet of the 2019 campaign, the squad of Jack Warden, Neil Simpson, Lance Freiman, and Arnold Su obliterated the National High School Record for the 200 Medley Relay in short-course meters (SCM). The foursome combined for a blistering 1:41.15; the previous record, held by the Baylor School of Tennessee, was 1:43.97 and set in 2017. The previous New England Record, held by Andover since 2016, was 1:47.22.

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Most high-school competitions, including all championships, are held in short-course yards, yet the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association still certifies national records, and this is the first time Andover has achieved this status since 1971.

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The 200 Medley Relay was, without doubt, the most impressive performance of the day, but it does not overshadow the other team accomplishments. Since Andover’s last competition eight months ago, the Boys have been preparing for the 2019 campaign in varied ways: club swimming, playing water polo, running cross-country, competing in triathlons, among them. And today saw many terrific performances—all boding well for great swims and dives at the Eastern Championships in mid-February.

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200 Medley Relay

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Jack Warden ’19 (25.66) / Neil Simpson ’19 (28.12) / Lance Freiman ’19 (24.74) / Arnold Su ’20 (22.63) / 1:41.15 / 1st

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National, New England, & Pool Records / All-American Standard

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Marcus Lee ’21 (30.20) / Yubo Jin ’21 (30.45) / Rick Ono ’19 (27.95) / Andy Xu ’19 (25.39) / 1:53.99 / 2nd

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Ralph Lam ’22 (32.03) / Max Fang ’22 (34.68) / Harvey Zheng ’19 (28.97) / Brendon Fang ’22 (27.44) / 2:03.12 / Exhibition

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200 Freestyle

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Sam Donchi ’20 / 1:56.00 / 1st

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Anthony Minickiello ’20 / 2:05.44 / 2nd

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Hank Yang ’22 / 2:09.72 / 3rd

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M. Fang / 2:10.79 / Exhibition

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200 Individual Medley

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Simpson / 2:11.64 / 1st

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Freiman / 2:11.90 / 2nd

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Ono / 2:22.93 / 3rd

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B. Fang / 2:27.90 / Exhibition

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50 Freestyle

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Su / 23.83 / 1st

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Warden / 24.37 / 2nd

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Xu / 26.66 / 5th

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Jin / 26.35 / Exhibition

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Diving

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Zack Peng ’21 / 278.15 / 2nd

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Jack Curtin ’19 / 136.35 / 4th

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100 Butterfly

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Freiman / 57.78 / 1st

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Hudgins / 1:03.46 / 2nd

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Zheng / 1:06.17 / 5th

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100 Freestyle

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Su / 53.14 / 1st

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Lee / 55.03 / 2nd

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Ono / 59.06 / 5th

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Xu / 58.21 / Exhibition

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400 Freestyle

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Donchi / 4:10.93 / 1st

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Minickiello / 4:21.86 / 2nd

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M. Fang / 4:37.86 / 3rd

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R. Lam / 4:33.18 / Exhibition

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200 Freestyle Relay

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Lee (25.95) / Xu (25.77) / Ono (25.54) / Donchi (24.65) / 1:41.91 / 1st

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Hudgins (27.31) / Jin (26.00) / Lam (26.98) / Minickiello (26.34) / 1:46.63 / 3rd

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100 Backstroke

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Warden / 57.95 / 1st

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Pool Record

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Zheng / 1:06.16 / 2nd

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Yang / 1:08.82 / 4th

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Lam / 1:10.58 / Exhibition

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100 Breaststroke

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Simpson / 1:05.66 / 1st

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New England & Pool Records

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Jin / 1:08.80 / 2nd

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Lee / 1:12.96 / 4th

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B. Fang / 1:13.58 / Exhibition

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400 Freestyle Relay

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Freiman (54.35) / Warden (53.81) / Su (51.76) / Simpson (54.52) / 3:34.34 / Exhibition

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Donchi (54.74) / Yang (59.79) / Minickiello (58.34) / M. Fang (57.95) / 3:50.82 / Exhibition

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