Jake Magahey Takes Down Oldest National High School Yards Record in 500 Free

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The oldest high school yards record in the books has been broken.

At the 2019 Georgia 6-7A State Championships, Mill Creek High School’s Jake Magahey wrote his name in the history books in the 500 free. His time of 4:15.63 broke Jeff Kostoff of Upland High School’s previous National Public High School record of 4:16.39 set in 1983.

Magahey’s splits:

  • 100 – 49.28
  • 200 – 1:40.15 (50.87)
  • 300 – 2:31.88 (51.73)
  • 400 – 3:23.99 (52.11)
  • 500 – 4:15.63 (51.64)

The National Independent High School record in the event is 4:12.87 set by Santa Margarita Catholic’s Grant Shoults in 2016, which still stands as the overall mark.

Before Magahey’s stellar performance, Kostoff’s mark stood as the oldest boys’ record to date. The oldest record, for boys or girls and any course, is Tracy Caulkins’ 100 SCM breaststroke of 1:07.47 set in 1981. Her record remains the indepedenent and overall high school mark.

Magahey does his club swimming with SwimAtlanta and his best time in the 500 free is a 4:14.61 that was fast enough to win the event at Juniors East in December where he also took first in the mile. The junior also won the 200 free (1:35.62) at the 2019 Georgia State Championships.

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Patrick Van Derhei
3 years ago

This kid is a beast! Amazing to see in person. Surrounded by a great family. All around super kid.

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3 years ago

Jeffrey Rex check out these splits!!

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3 years ago

Impressive!

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3 years ago

Because I am a swimmer.

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3 years ago

Karen Goodall Brown this kid did a 4:15!! Holy cow!

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3 years ago

Natalie Clark Fleck OMG!!!

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3 years ago

At Amy Suppinger Smith

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Wow!

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3 years ago

Eugene Watson

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3 years ago

Tom Hanson Noah’s goal!!

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3 years ago

Rebecca E Larson heck yeah!!!!

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3 years ago

Mark C Kratson- check out the splits. Beast mode

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3 years ago

Zachary Jones Aaron Wands

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3 years ago
Reply to  Doug Newman

Doug Newman wow that is FAST!

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3 years ago
Reply to  Doug Newman

Aaron Wands yes it is

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Frosty
3 years ago

Jack Conger broke Kostoff’s record with a 4:13 in 2013, swimming for a private school (Good Counsel). Seems like that would’ve been worth a mention in this story.

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3 years ago

Joe

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3 years ago
Reply to  Ken Hess

Ken Hess Incredible. See the splits?

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3 years ago
Reply to  Ken Hess

I did! That’s moving!

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Ana Gilmond, Ivan Diaz how crazy is this

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3 years ago

Silvia Donday-Selenske impressive… Ivan will really have to work to catch him ?‍♂️??

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Ana Gilmond everybody will have to

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3 years ago

Silvia Donday-Selenske ???

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3 years ago

100 – 49.28
200 – 1:40.15 (50.87)
300 – 2:31.88 (51.73)
400 – 3:23.99 (52.11)
500 – 4:15.63 (51.64)
Crazy!! Congrats

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3 years ago

Wow. WTG Jake, and what a span by Kostoff!

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3 years ago

Erin McDonnell ?

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3 years ago

Susan Savela Brown wow! Crazy fast

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3 years ago

Jake is simply an amazing swimmer, hard worker and all around great kid! He’s going to be one to watch in the pool for years to come!

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3 years ago

Congratulations

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3 years ago

Charlotte

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3 years ago

Heidi Bauer Gurley

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Allison Morris
3 years ago

So awesome to witness this record in person. Everyone in the sold out Georgia Tech Pool stadium there to watch our high school teams swim were on our feet screaming for Jake from lap 5 on and Jake responded to the cheers! Something I will never forget. Congratulations!

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3 years ago

OK PA kids….4:16.39 set in 1983. You have e new goal… Who will step up? BTW, this kid is a stud and congrats !

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3 years ago

That is ridiculous. Good for him.

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3 years ago

Crazy fast !

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3 years ago

Shawn Cowper Daniels

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3 years ago

Chesleigh Marc Lee that’s scary fast

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3 years ago

June Clannon Boudreau holy crap

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3 years ago
Reply to  Laura Boudreau

Laura Boudreau Very impressive!

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3 years ago

Holy crap is that fast

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3 years ago

Nicole Ervin Amare that is what I was thinking. Love that race.

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Kelli Furrer, new goal for next week!

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3 years ago

It was awesome to see in person yesterday! Unbelievable!

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3 years ago

4:15??? That’s insane!!!!!

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3 years ago

Awesome!!

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3 years ago

AMAZING! Congrats!

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3 years ago

Pretty sure my 200 free is faster than his 500 free

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3 years ago
Reply to  Steve Landers

I bet so. I can run the 500 free faster than he can swim it…..just sayin.

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S Tobin
3 years ago

Kostoff’s 4:16.39 wasn’t just a HS record. It was an AMERICAN record. And I thought Jack Conger finally broke the ‘83 H.S. record a few yrs ago with a 4:13…, then by Grant Shoults 1 yr later (4:12)…? Confused.

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3 years ago

Fun being there, so much energy while the crowd cheered him on!!

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3 years ago

Shaana Witherspoon !!

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3 years ago

He swam his 100 splits faster swam is 100 free. My son was a 100 free league champion.

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3 years ago

No esta mal