Sturgeon Bay's McHugh sets national & state record at state swim meet

MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) - It's time to learn a new name: Max McHugh.

The Sturgeon Bay swimmer just re-wrote the record books Friday night at the WIAA State Swimming & Diving Meet.

McHugh set 2 state records and a national record in a tour de force in the pool.

In the 50 Free (the equivalent of track's 100-meter dash) McHugh smashed the 22-year old state record, winning in 20.34 seconds. His margin of victory was more than 1.3 seconds on 2nd place. For comparison, the difference between 2nd and 8th place was only 0.55 seconds!

Mad Max McHugh then followed that up with the best 100 Breaststroke race the nation has ever seen. He came to the wall in 51.62 seconds, breaking the national high school record. McHugh’s time was also 6 seconds better than the previous state record.

But wait, there's more! McHugh also helped his team finish 2nd in the 200 Free relay and 3rd in the 200 Medley relay.