Girls Varsity Swimming · CARMEL WINS 35th STRAIGHT STATE TITLE


 

The Girls Swimming & Diving team continues to raise the bar with each passing year. In the middle of a Pandemic, the Greyhounds never lost focus of the daily pursuit of excellence in practice to dominate the state finals in historic fashion. The Hounds scored a state meet record 479 points and set a new margin of victory record (279 points). Both records broke previous marks set by the 2015 team. Carmel set the tone with a fantastic Friday prelims performance. In a first for the program, the Hounds advanced all 24 individual swims and 3 relays to the Saturday finals (20 championship heat qualifiers, 4 consolation heat qualifiers). Divers Alaina Heyde (fifth) and Darci Commons (sixth) added to the championship as they were the highest tandem finishers in program history. The 35th consecutive state championship for the program continues the Nation’s Longest Consecutive Title Streak All-Time in any Sport. 

Carmel State Champions:

200 Medley Relay – 1:40.38 – Berit Berglund, Maggie Love, Hayley Reed, Colleen Duffy

200 Freestyle – 1:45.48 – Gretchen Lueking

200 Freestyle Relay – 1:31.21 – Meghan Christman, Madelyn Christman, Colleen Duffy, Gretchen Lueking

100 Backstroke – :52.09 – Berit Berglund

100 Breaststroke – 1:02.13 – MacKenna Lieske

400 Freestyle Relay – 3:18.84 – Gretchen Lueking, Berit Berglund, Meghan Christman, Madelyn Christman

 

 

Complete State Finals Results

 

Team Results:

Carmel – 479

Fishers – 200

Chesterton – 172

Zionsville – 151

Franklin – 141

Homestead – 136

Hamilton Southeastern – 130

South Bend St. Joseph’s – 126

Carroll – 114

Penn – 96