Breaking Records One at a Time
By Rivers Krantz
February 24, 2017
At this years state championship, Noah Jones broke the school record for 100 yard backstroke. As the only one from Central to qualify, he knew his goals of beating the record would be easily done, being one of the fastest swimmers in the state. After weeks of training, Noah placed 30th out of the 90 competitors.
Noah beat the previous record by a second., with his time being 57.73 seconds. “I don’t exactly remember seeing my time on the board, by the time I finished, I felt like I was drowning,” he recalls. He said that knowing he beat the record and seeing how excited his family was made it all worth it. Not only was his family happy for him, but his Bobcat family was ecstatic.
Noah also remembers how lucky he was to place, “Only 90 people out of thousands so i was lucky to qualify and luckier to place that high.” He says that he couldn’t have done it without his teammates and support from others. He plans to beat the 50 free next season as soon as possible and looks forward to beating his newest record as well.