Race Footage: Watch Jacob Molacek Become The First Sub-53 Second High School Breaststroker

LINCOLN, Nebraska, March 2. JACOB Molacek, a senior at Creighton Prep, became the first sub-53 second 100-yard breaststroker in high school history during prelims of the Nebraska State High School Championships this weekend, and his father Shane was on hand to capture race footage of the swim!

Molacek dropped a jaw-dropping time of 52.92 in prelims, split 24.45, 28.47, to crush the previous record. Andrew Seliskar had set the record with a 53.24 while swimming at the Virginia High School 5A State Championships, splitting the race 24.90, 28.34, en route to the top seed for Jefferson High out of prelims, while Georgetown Prep’s Carsten Vissering recently dropped an independent school mark of 53.49 earlier this month.

“I was just excited,” Molacek told Swimming World. “I didn’t think I’d go that fast. The feeling is unreal. I just have to go out tomorrow and go faster! I thought I’d be around 53 mid, so I really surprised myself.”

This is huge news for the Auburn Tigers, considering Molacek is headed to Alabama following his senior season in Nebraska. He also posted the top time in the 200 IM today with a 1:45.50, and helped Creighton Prep to the top 400 free relay time with a 3:02.77.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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