Austin's Isaac Christopherson nears the end in the 200 freestryle Thursday night durirng a dual with Rochester Mayo at Bud Higgins School. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com
Austin's Isaac Christopherson nears the end in the 200 freestyle Thursday night during a dual with Rochester Mayo at Bud Higgins Pool. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Heimark breaks Austin school record in 100-yard freestyle as Pack tops Mayo

Published 10:23pm Thursday, January 9, 2014

Austin sophomore Craig Heimark knew he had done something special when he got out of the pool after swimming the 100-yard freestyle during the Packers’ dual meet with Rochester Mayo, but he wasn’t exactly sure what he had done.

When Heimark talked to a couple of his friends after the race he realized he had just made Austin High School history by breaking the school record in the event and the Packers went on to beat Mayo 93-88 in Bud Higgins Pool Thursday.

Austin's Sawyer Myers swims the backstroke portion of the 200 IM Thursday evening during the Packers' dual against Rochester Mayo at Bud Higgins Pool. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com
Austin’s Sawyer Myers swims the backstroke portion of the 200 IM Thursday evening during the Packers’ dual against Rochester Mayo at Bud Higgins Pool. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Heimark beat his previous best time in the 100-freestyle by at least a second as he swam a time of 47.98 seconds to set a new Austin standard. The original record of 47.99 seconds was set in 1992 by Steve Logterman.

“I decided to go in and swim my best and I ended up breaking the record,” Heimark said. “I’ve always wanted to be the best. Now it’s happening and I’ve just got to keep working.”

Heimark already had his name in Austin’s record books before Thursday as he was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that set a school record time of 1:29.36 at state last season.

That team included Nick Brehmer, who now swims at UW-La Crosse. Brehmer, who holds the Austin 200-yard freestyle school record, contacted Heimark shortly after Thursday’s meet.

“Last year’s experience really helped me and Nick’s been really encouraging,” Heimark said.

Heimark also won the 200-freestyle in Thursday’s meet.

Austin’s Ben Carroll took first in the 200-yard individual medley, Ian Christopherson took first in the 50-yard freestyle, Alec Anderson took first in diving, Ben Walker took first in the 100-yard butterfly and Sawyer Myers won the 500-yard freestyle

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Heimark, Seth Clasen, Sawyer Myers and Ian Christopherson took first,

AUSTIN RESULTS

200-medley relay: Ben Walker, Andrew Baker, Seth Clasen, Ian Christopherson (second, 1:48.95); Sam Clasen, Matthew Knoll, Ben Carroll, Mitchell Mayer (third, 1:54.58)

200-freestyle: Craig Heimark (first, 1:48.92); Isaac Christopherson (second, 1:57.46); Joshua Snee (fifth, 2:10.49)

200-individual medley: Ben Carroll (first, 2:11.96); Sawyer Myers (second, 2:12.49); Mitchell Mayer (fifth, 2:23.20)

50-freestyle: Ian Christopherson (first, 22.37); Seth Clasen (fifth, 24.11); Matthew Knoll (sixth, 24.28)

Diving: Alec Anderson (first, 221.85); Noah Kinney (fourth, 96.45); Jacob Browning (fifth, 96.20)

100-butterfly: Ben Walker (first, 58.10); Seth Clasen (third, 58.59); Ben Carroll (fourth, 59.34)

100-freestyle: Craig Heimark (first, 47.98); Ian Christopherson (second, 50.78); Sam Clasen (fifth, 55.89)

500-freestyle: Sawyer Myers (first, 5:14.72); Isaac Christopherson (second, 5:19.00); Joshua Snee (sixth, 5:56.16)

200-freestyle relay: Craig Heimark, Seth Clasen, Sawyer Myers, Ian Christopherson (first, 1:32.37); Matthew Knoll, Zach Newman, Mitchell Mayer, Isaac Christopherson (third, 1:39.14)

100-backstroke: Ben Walker (second, 1:03.02); Sam Clasen (fourth, 1:06.19); Kaleb Blaser (fifth, 1:08.18)

100-breaststroke: Andrew Baker (fourth, 1:14.20); Matthew Knoll (fifth, 1:15.17); Zach Newman (sixth, 1:18.85)

400-freestyle relay: Craig Heimark, Ben Carroll, Sawyer Myers, Ian Christopherson (first, 3:30.66); Ben Walker, Mitchell Mayer, Seth Clasen, Giancarlo Marconi (third, 3:52.19)


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