Marblehead's Henry Savage, a sophomore honors student and three-sport standout at St. George's School in Newport, R.I., had a pair of record breaking swims while helping his school to a third place showing at the recent New England Preparatory School Swimming Association (NEPSSA) Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championships at Roger Williams University.
Savage, who also plays football and lacrosse, set NEPSAA Division 2 records in the 50 freestyle (21.94 seconds) and 100 freestyle (48.23, also a St. George's record) during the morning preliminaries at the championships. He had previously set the school record in the 200 Individual Medley earlier in the season.
Savage swam a 24.00 split in the 50-yard butterfly leg of his team's 200 medley relay swim that evening, by far the fastest such leg of the evening. Savage later powered St. George's 400 freestyle relay team to victory in 3:23.52, which set another school record.
A NEPSSA all-star in both the 50 and 100 free, Savage was awarded the 1950 Swimming (MVP) Bowl by St. George's School.