INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 1. AT the Indiana State High School Boys Championships, the Chesterton High School boys squad lowered the national public school record in the 200-yard medley relay.
The foursome of Aaron Whitaker (21.90), Jack Wallar (25.12), Blake Pieroni (21.61) and Gary Kostbade (21.01) turned in a 1:29.64 to not only win the race by more than three seconds, but also to undercut the previous public school record held by Saline High out of Michigan.
A year ago in Michigan, the quartet of David Boland (22.75), Josh Ehrman (25.20), Michael Bundas (22.19) and Adam Whitener (19.87) put together a 1:30.01 for the public school mark.
The overall and independent school record of 1:27.47 still stands well ahead as set by The Baylor School’s Luke Kaliszak (21.81), Dustin Tynes (24.83), Sam McHugh (21.02) and Christian Selby (20.08) two weeks ago.