You always turn heads when you break the records of an Olympian. OK, Parkview swimmer Ricky Lehner didn’t break an Olympic record. However, he did one of the next best things — Ricky broke the record of a Parkview graduate who later made the Olympic team.
Only a sophomore, Lehner set the school record in the 100-meter breast stroke with a time of 58.82 seconds. The previous record was held by 2008 Olympian Eric Shanteau (58.88).
“I think Ricky has been the biggest surprise for us this season — and last season, too,” Parkview coach Jack Gayle said. “He was a talented summer-league swimmer, but I don’t think we could’ve predicted what he would mean to this team in two short years.
“I’m still blown away that he broke Eric Shanteau’s record. It’s going to take a while for that to sink it.”