HOLLAND, Michigan, March 9. SALINE High School took another shot at its prelim national public school record time in the 200-yard medley relay during finals of the Michigan Division I Championships today. This time, Saline shook up its relay setup by swapping its final two legs.
Yesterday, David Boland (22.80), Josh Ehrman (25.09), Adam Whitener (21.58) and Michael Bundas (20.79) downed the national public high school record with a swift 1:30.26 in prelims. That swim clipped the previous record of 1:30.27 set by Hershey High in 2010.
Today, the team went even faster as Boland (22.75), Ehrman (25.20), Bundas (22.19) and Whitener (19.87) combined to drop a 1:30.01 to win the finale. Boland and Ehrman basically held serve from prelims, while Bundas lost a bit of the time Whitener had turned in on the fly leg in prelims. Whitener, however, blitzed the anchor leg with a stellar freestyle split en route to the record.
The overall national high school, and independent school, record is pretty safe. The Bolles School set that mark in November with a 1:28.02. For comparison sake, here are the splits from that relay: