High School Sports

Holden leads Lansing with two record-breaking performances

Lansing sophomore Matt Holden may not have swam for a state title on Saturday, but he still has plenty to celebrate.

Holden set a new school record with a time of 5:24.05 in the preliminaries of the 500 yard freestyle on Friday which beat the old record by more than two seconds according to head coach Josh Floetke. Then, he backed that up with a time of 5:19.40 for a 10th place finish in the consolation race on Saturday.

He was also a part of the 400 yard freestyle relay team that broke another school record with a time of 3:42.21 in the preliminaries and followed with 3:41.80 in the consolation round to finish 15th. He was joined by junior Jack Bresser, senior Dion DePaolis and senior Jake Hecht.

"It’s really fun, but I am just really happy that I keep improving my time," Holden said. "That’s the first school record that we’ve broken in six years for the individuals and then the last couple meets we keep on breaking that 400 freestyle relay record."

Lansing finished 25th in the team standings.