Girls Swimming & Diving won their 34th straight state championship with another dominant performance at the IUPUI Natatorium. Carmel piled up 426.5 points, the fourth-most in meet history, overwhelming the rest of the field to easily take another team title. The Greyhounds had at least two participants in every individual event except diving and three in three other races.
Head coach Chris Plumb has guided the Greyhounds to their last 14 championships, the most in state history in the sport. Plumb has combined for 22 total championships as a coach and now is within one title of former Greyhound Track and Cross Country coach Chuck Koeppen for the most in state history.
Carmel won the opening event of the meet, the 200 medley relay, for the 12th straight year winning in 1:41.33 and proceeded to sweep all three relays for the seventh time in the last eight years.
Sophomore Gretchen Lueking won the 200 freestyle in 1:47.50 and freshman Berit Berglund took the 100 backstroke in 53.41. The Hounds advanced 22 individual swims to the finals on Saturday.
The 46th Annual IHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals
Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI, Indianapolis
February 14-15, 2020
|Top 10 Teams|
|5.||Carroll (Fort Wayne)||155|
|9.||South Bend St. Joseph||110.5|
200 Medley Relay: Carmel (Berit Berglund 9, Maggie Love 11, Meredith Berglund 12, Colleen Duffy 11) 1:41.33
200 Freestyle: Gretchen Lueking (10) Carmel 1:47.50
200 Individual Medley: Devon Kitchel (10) Zionsville 1:59.47
50 Freestyle: Elizabeth Broshears (12) Evansville Memorial 22.97
One Meter Diving: Morgan Casey (11) Fishers 508.90
100 Butterfly: Devon Kitchel (10) Zionsville 54.04
100 Freestyle: Kristina Paegle (10) Bloomington South 49.57
500 Freestyle: Mary Catherine Pruitt (11) South Bend St. Joseph 4:47.03
200 Freestyle Relay: Carmel (Colleen Duffy 11, Avery Williams 12, Gretchen Lueking 10, Madelyn Christman 11) 1:32.61
100 Backstroke: Berit Berglund (9) Carmel 53.41
100 Breaststroke: Sammy Huff (11) Noblesville 1:02.87
400 Freestyle Relay: Carmel (Gretchen Lueking 10, Madelyn Christman 11, Meghan Christman 9, Berit Berglund 9) 3:21.22