OCHS First Decade Teams
Jason Marks was top Raider boys swimmer in First Decade!
By TOM WILLIAMS
Gazette Staff Writer
Ocean City High School had five boys swim coaches in the First Decade, a 10-year
period that saw the girls swim with the boys in the first half of the decade until
a girls swim team was established.
The top OCHS boys swimmer was Jason Marks, the top swimmer in both the individual
medley and the breaststroke. Marks is a school record holder who could score in almost
The freestyle swimmers on the First Decade All Stars are Shaun Bryan, Justin Perry,
Justin Southard and Pat Lavin.
Mike Corrigan gets the nod in the backstroke, John Vogel in the butterfly and Jim
McMaster on the diving board.
The medley relay team is Marks, Vogel, Bryan and Tyler Merrill. That same quartet
was the best in the 200 freestyle relay. And Lavin, Vogel, George Santer and Gene
Taylor comprise the 400 freestyle relay team.
A new decade began on Jan. 1, 2010 so performances since then are not taken into
consideration for the First Decade winter sports teams. Swimmers were eligible to
be selected to this team in any event which they swam, even if it wasn't necessarily
the event in which they were most effective.
Jason Marks joins Heath Muzslay (90s), Rob Astle (80s), Rich Benner (70s) and Mike
Hamilton (60s) as OCHS Boys Swimmers of the Decade.
OCHS Boys/Coed Swimming in the First Decade
The First Decade Raider Boys Swim Team
50 Free - Shaun Bryan (2009)
100 Free - Justin Perry (2006)
200 Free - Justin Southard (2005)
500 Free - Pat Lavin (2008)
100 Backstroke - Mike Corrigan (2006)
100 Breaststroke - Jason Marks (2009)
100 Butterfly - John Vogel (2009)
200 IM - Jason Marks (2009)
Diving - Jim McMaster (2008)
200 Medley Relay - Jason Marks, Tyler Merrill, John Vogel, Shaun Bryan (2009)
200 Free Relay - Jason Marks, Tyler Merrill, John Vogel, Shaun Bryan (2009)
400 Free Relay - George Santer, Gene Taylor, Pat Lavin, John Vogel (2006)