Scotty Buff Shatters National High School Record in 100 Butterfly With Sub-45 Blast


Scotty Buff Shatters National High School Record in 100 Butterfly With Sub-45 Blast

It’s been a busy weekend for high school record-breaking, with St. Francis’ Scotty Buff the latest athlete to get in on the editing. After a pair of national standards were set in Indiana on Friday night, Buff shattered the national high school record in the 100-yard butterfly during Saturday’s Ohio Division I Championships.

A University of Florida recruit, Buff became the first scholastic athlete to break the 45-second barrier in the 100 fly, as he registered a performance of 44.97. Buff’s effort sliced exactly a half-second off the previous record, which was set by Aidan Hayes at 45.47 during the 2021 season. Buff also broke the independent-school record, which was set at 45.52 by Joseph Schooling in 2013.

After producing a qualifying time of 46.08, Buff skipped over the 45-second realm and captured the state title by more than three seconds. Buff was out in 21.09 and covered the back half of his race in 23.88. Buff also led off the runnerup 200 medley relay with a backstroke split of 21.29.

On Friday night at the Indiana State Championships, Will Modglin (45.08) and Aaron Shackell (1:32.85) established respective national high school records in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle.

Ohio Results

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