The Marcus Whitman Boys Swimming and Diving team honored record holders March 9. Senior Kyle Copper, who placed 12th at the state tournament, beat his own record in the 100 Fly to finish the season with a 52.12.
The four- man team of Senior Lucian Sacheli, 8th Grader Carl Parsons, Kyle Copper, and Senior Brandon McDonald beat the 1988 record of 1:46.39 previously set 31 years ago by the 200 medley relay team of M. Wiegand, C. Gladel, C. Branchato, and J. Ansley. The final time for the 2019 record holders was 1:44.68. They were joined by a group of teammates, family members and Chuck Gladel who congratulated the team. Gladel recognized the hard work done by the swimmers, many of whom swim year round for years.