Germantown’s Arthur Frayler Threatens National Independent High School Record at Easterns

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 25. THIS evening, with a global audience watching live on SwimmingWorld.TV, Germantown's Arthur Frayler nearly bested the National Independent High School record in the boys 500-yard freestyle at the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships.

Frayler threw down a sterling time of 4:17.96 at Easterns on the campus of La Salle University, drawing a thunderous applause from the crowd after he obliterated Fran Crippen's meet record of 4:19.54 set back in 2002. While those in attendance were told that Frayler set the national prep school record, listed in the meet program as a 4:19.32 by Will Freeman in 2009, Frayler actually came up just short of the 4:17.51 set by Jack Conger for Good Counsel in Maryland two weeks ago.

Jeff Kostoff's epic national high school record of 4:16.39 set while representing public school Upland High of California back in 1983 still remains as the top swim in high school lore.

Event 18 Men 500 Yard Freestyle
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Sponsor: The Crippen Family
Kurt Wetzel '88
MEET: * 4:19.54 2/23/2002 Francis E Crippen, GA
NAT'L PREP: ! 4:19.32 2/14/2009 Will Freeman, Gtr Atlanta Chri
4:30.19 JR LC Jr Champs.
4:30.76 AA All American
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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=== A – Final ===

1 Frayler, Arthur 12 GA 4:23.51 4:17.96! 24
24.23 49.89 (25.66)
1:15.75 (25.86) 1:41.83 (26.08)
2:07.99 (26.16) 2:34.20 (26.21)
3:00.65 (26.45) 3:26.87 (26.22)
3:52.95 (26.08) 4:17.96 (25.01)