March 18, 2018
The Carmel Swim Club had 7 individual titles, three relay championships, and placed 55 total performances on the podium during the second day of competition at the 2018 Indiana Swimming Age Group Short Course Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium.
CSC stretched its lead over Fishers Area Swimming Tigers to 1632.5 - 928 in the combined team standings. Swac Swim Team sits in third with 704 points.
Individual state champions on the day were Berit Berglund (1st - 11-12 200 FR, 1st - 11-12 50 BK, 1st - 11-12 100 FL), Carter Hadley (1st - 10&U 50 FR), Devon Kitchel (1st - 13-14 100 BR), Gretchen Lueking (1st - 13-14 100 FL), and Lexie Ward (1st - 10&U 100 FL). Berglund's time of 1:53.39 in the 200 FR broke the Meet Record, while her 25.80 in the 50 BK and 58.24 in the 100 FL both established new Indiana Association Records. Additionally, Lueking's time of 55.72 in the 100 FL established a new CSC Record.
In addition, the following swimmers also earned a spot on the podium with Top-8 overall efforts: Lynsey Bowen (8th - 100 FL, 4th - 50 BK, 8th - 50 FR), Cory Han (5th - 100 FL, 4th - 100 BR), Kiarra Thomas (3rd - 50 BK), Savannah Irizarry (2nd - 50 BK, 4th - 100 BR), Molly Sweeney (5th - 100 BR), Ethan Zhang (7th - 100 BR), Vivian Wilson (2nd - 200 FR), Ariana Stieber (7th - 200 FR), Colleen Duffy (6th - 50 FR, 5th - 200 BK, 7th - 200 FR), Ethan Johns (6th - 1000 FR, 5th - 50 FR, 5th - 200 FR), Ellie Overbeck (8th - 50 BK), Carter Lancaster (3rd - 50 BK, 7th - 100 FL), Jordan Cooley (7th - 200 BK), David Gabrick (5th - 1000 FR, 6th - 200 BK), Kayden Lancaster (7th - 200 BK), Nicholas Plumb (8th - 200 BK), Nicholas Edwards (6th - 200 FR), Brandon Malicki (4th - 100 BR), MacKenna Lieske (4th - 100 BR), and Ryan Malicki (3rd - 100 BR).
In substantial relay action, 13 relays would make the podium on the day. During the afternoon 10 & U session, the girls 200 Medley "A" team of Thomas, Ward, Bowen, and Irizarry earned the gold in dominating fashion while the "B" squad of Sweeney, Madison Conley, Sabrina Ledwith, and Jamey Clark placed fifth. A few moments later, the boys 200 Medley "A" tandem of Luke Pugh, Zhang, Hadley, and Han outswam the field to a first place finish. The evening finals session kicked off with the 13-14 girls 200 Free "A" team of Duffy, Lieske, Kitchel, and Lueking taking the top spot. Moments later, the 13-14 boys 200 Free "A" squad of Edwards, Malicki, Gabrick, and Johns touched in second, while the "B" group of Ricki Iwase, Lancaster, Camden Holliday, and Plumb placed eighth out of the morning preliminary session. Saturday's session would conclude with four relays in a row. First, the girls 11-12 200 Medley "A" group of Berglund, Makenna Sura, Overbeck, and Wilson earned the top spot while the "B" team of Alyssa Street, Hilary Ma, Sydney Ladine, and Erin Cummins placed eighth out of the morning preliminary session. Next, the boys 11-12 200 Medley "A" squad of Lancaster, Malicki, Quinn Sweeney, and Nick Bleykhman finished in second. Then, the girls 13-14 200 Medley "A" tandem of Duffy, Lieske, Kitchel, and Lueking out-touched FAST by 0.11 seconds to place first, while the "B" group of Cooley, Hannah Connolly, Parker Kurzawa, and Ashlea Swingewood earned a spot on the podium in the eight spot. Finally, the "A" team of Gabrick, Malicki, Plumb, and Johns would take the silver in the boys 13-14 200 Medley Relay while the "B" group of Lancaster, KJ Sweeney, Iwase, and Edwards placed eighth out of the morning preliminary session.
CSC returns to action on Sunday, 3/18 for the third and final day of competition. Preliminary action begins at 8:45am and finals will be contested at 5:00pm for all 11-14 athletes. 10 & under timed finals will begin at 1:30pm.