Winona swimmer Jack Herczeg using Ohio State commitment as motivation to dominate senior year

Winona boys swimming and diving is off to a hot start in conference play thanks to Thursday’s 98-73 home win over Rochester John Marshall. It was a solid team win punctuated by senior Jack Herczeg in the 50 freestyle.

The Ohio State commit won the race with a time of 21.61 seconds, which broke a 39-year-old school record by almost two-tenths of a second.

It’s that kind of speed that drew the Buckeyes to him, and he says he’s using his commitment as motivation to keep shattering more records.

“I was kind of late to the recruitment process, but they were one of the teams that really piqued my interest, and they’re one of the top swimming schools out there,” Herczeg said. “I think they were top 10 in the nation last year, so for them to reach out and express interest was–that was an absolute, like, ‘Alright, this is exciting.’ It’s always in the back of my mind, and it pushes me to practice harder, pushes me to swim harder in meets, and do everything I can to be ready to go for when I step on campus in Columbus.”

Winona next visits the O-H-A swim co-op on Monday.

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