AUSTIN, Texas, February 28. SIMILAR to the past two years when Michelle McKeehan and Mary Beck traded the 200-yard IM national high school record back and forth, Matt Thompson and Nick D'Innocenzo are currently in a battle of oneupsmanship.
After Thompson, who swims for Jesuit in Texas, set the national high school record in the 200-yard IM with a 1:45.75 at Texas Regionals, D'Innocenzo responded with a 1:45.52 while swimming for Andover High in Massachusetts.
Today, Thompson reclaimed the record with a 1:45.27 during finals of the Texas State High School 5A Championships.
Event 6 Boys 200 Yard IM
State 5A: + 1:46.25 2/27/2009 Matt Thompson, Jesuit
Name Year School Prelims Finals
=============================================================== === Championship Final ===
1 Matt Thompson 12 Jesuit 1:46.25 1:45.27+
r:+0.75 22.51 48.27 (25.76)
1:19.55 (31.28) 1:45.27 (25.72)