LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania, March 18. BOUND for Stanford University, Hershey High School's David Nolan obliterated his national high school record in the 200 individual medley during Friday night's Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA Championships at Bucknell University. But, that was just the start for Nolan.
Leading off Hershey's 200 freestyle relay, Nolan jumpstarted the squad with an effort of 19.58 and teamed with Shota Nakano, Jeff Young and Ben Bauchwitz for a time of 1:21.01. That outing sliced more than a second off the previous national record, set in 2009 by Glenbrook South (Ill.). Glenbrook South managed a swim of 1:22.15.
Considered the top recruit in the country, Nolan clocked an eye-popping 1:41.39 in the IM, lowering his national mark of 1:43.43, set during last year's Pennsylvania Class AA meet. Hershey moved up in classification this season. Nolan split 22.07 for the opening fly leg, turned at 46.99 after the backstroke leg and was timed in 1:16.75 after the breaststroke leg.
Nolan has enjoyed a storied scholastic career and his performance in the individual medley will undoubtedly rival the long-standing 500 freestyle record of Jeff Kostoff as, perhaps, the greatest swim in high school history. Nolan is expected to give Cole Cragin's national record of 46.75 for the 100 backstroke a run Saturday night.