46.5 100 Backstroker Johnny Crush Verbally Commits to Military (2024)


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Johnny Crush, a rising highschool senior from Louisville, Kentucky and a Kentucky State champion, has verbally dedicated to Military West-Level College for the autumn of 2024. He introduced his dedication in an Instagram publish made in October 2022.

I’m blessed and excited to announce my verbal dedication to America Navy Academy at West Level. I want to thank my household, coaches, lecturers, and mates for his or her love and help. Go Military! Beat Navy!

In final yr’s rendition of our class of 2024 boys’ recruiting rankings, Crush was listed as a “Greatest Of The Relaxation” recruit for his backstroke occasions. Since then, he has emerged as one of many prime swimmers within the class, dropping from a greatest time of 48.04 to a 46.55 within the 100 again throughout his junior season to grow to be the second-fastest swimmer within the occasion for his class—solely trailing Daniel Diehl. As well as, he additionally improved from a 1:46.57 to a 1:44.15 within the 200 again, from 21.19 to a 20.18 within the 50 free, from a forty five.71 to a 43.89 within the 100 free, and from a 1:38.89 to a 1:36.53 within the 200 free. Due to his talents in each dash free and backstroke, he can have large relay worth for Military.

Crush’s Greatest Instances (SCY)

  • 50 free: 20.18
  • 100 free: 43.89
  • 200 free: 1:36.53
  • 500 free: 4:29.42
  • 100 again: 46.55
  • 200 again: 1:44.15
  • 100 fly: 48.28
  • 200 fly: 1:46.76

Crush can have a huge effect on Military from the second he units foot on campus. His 100 again time is already significantly sooner than Alex Edwards‘ staff file time of 47.22 from this season, whereas his 50 and 100 free occasions are inside placing distance of Owen Harlow‘s time information of 19.55 and 43.19.

The Patriot League has gotten a number of prime recruits just lately, as Military additionally received a dedication from Kohen Rankin, the highest 100 breaststroker in the highschool class of 2022. As well as, Military’s rival Navy additionally nabbed a dedication from Ben Irwin, who’s the #14-ranked recruit in the highschool class of 2023 and in addition (alongside Asia Kozan) was the primary non-Ivy League mid-major recruit to be ranked within the prime 20 for his or her class by SwimSwam.

With Crush, Military will get one step nearer in direction of its aim of snapping rival Navy’s 18-year win streak within the males’s Patriot League Championships. The Black Knights critically challenged Navy’s dominance within the Patriot League this previous season, beating them for the primary time in 32 years at a twin meet in December after which ending second to them by 10 factors on the 2022 Patriot League Championships, the place the meet on the lads’s facet got here all the way down to the ultimate relay.

Crush, who attends Saint Xavier Excessive Faculty and swims for the Lakeside Swim Staff, is one out of 4 swim siblings within the Crush household. His older siblings Annabel (highschool class of 2021) and Charlie (highschool class of 2022) swim at NC State and Louisville respectively, whereas his youthful sister Charlotte (highschool class of 2026) is the nationwide age group file holder within the 100 and 200 again for the 13-14 U.S. age group.

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