INDIANAPOLIS – Swimmers from around the state took to the pool at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI Friday for the state final prelims. Though none of the local swimmers advanced to Saturday’s finals, there were some strong performances.
Southmont senior Madison Wickholm had the best night of all. She finished 23rd in the 200-yard freestyle and 24th in the 500-yard freestyle. Southmont freshman Jane Scheidler took 31st in the 50-yard freestyle and 32nd in the 100-yard freestyle. The Southmont team of Wickholm, Scheidler, Kelsey Dugger and Emma Tyler took 31st in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Crawfordsville sent a handful of athletes to the event as well. Sophomore Emily Humphrey took 30th in the 100-yard breaststroke. The team of Humphrey, Cami McGrady, Mackenzie Bowen and Kaylee McCandless were 30th in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Crawfordsville freshman diver Faith Rogers took 19th at Tuesday’s diving regional at Brownsburg with a score of 192.48.
The top eight times from each event advanced to Saturday’s finals and the next eight will swim in consolation.
Finalists and county placement:
Girls 200 Free: 1. Emma Nordin (Carmel) 1:47.88, 2. Trude Rothrock (Carmel) 1:48.55, 3. Lauryn Parrish (Fishers) 1:48.50, 4. Carla Gildersleeve (Franklin Community) 1:49.51, 5. Megan Johnson (Homestead) 1:49.76, 6. Jaclyn Klimczak (Chesterton) 1:50.81, 7. Lauryn Kallay (Chesterton) 1:50.91, 8. Paige Miller (Wawasee) 1:50.95, 23. Madison Wickholm (Southmont) 1:55.98
Girls 50 Free: 1. Grace Haskett (Bloomington South) 22.68, 2. Tessa Wrightson (Zionsville) 23.32, 3.Elizabeth Broshears (Evansville Reitz) 23.42, 4. Grace Pangburn (Carmel) 23.52, 5. Madilyn Ziegert (Penn) 23.57, 6. Abigail Johnston (Carroll Fort Wayne) 23.58, 7. Brenna Morgan (Warsaw Community) 23.36, 8. Madison Blakesley (SB Riley) 23.65, 31. Jane Scheidler (Southmont) 25.23
Girls 100 Free: 1. Kelly Pash (Carmel) 49.17, 2. Megan Johnson (Homestead) 50.80, 3. Natalie Myers (Avon) 50.90, 4. Lauryn Parrish (Fishers) 51.12, 5. Brenna Morgan (Warsaw Community) 51.36, 6. Meagan Ronci (Penn) 51.53, 7. Whitney Brown (Castle) 51.77, 8. Celina German (Bloomington South) 51.79, 32. Jane Scheidler (Southmont) 55.53
Girls 500 Free: 1. Emma Nordin (Carmel) 4:46.98, 2. Lauryn Kallay (Chesterton) 4:55.29, 3. Samantha Hietpas (Fishers) 4:55.84, 4. Katie Dougherty (Carmel) 4:56.41, 5. Rachel Walker (Jeffersonville) 4:56.78, 6. Katie Hughes (Northridge) 4:57.63, 7. Paige Miller (Wawasee) 4:57.78, 8. Morgan Booth (Fishers) 4:58.26, 24. Madison Wickholm (Southmont) 5:14.54
Girls 200 Free Relay: 1. Carmel 1:34.52, 2. Penn 1:35.09, North Central Indy 1:35.22, 4. Chesterton 1:35.29, 5. Carroll Fort Wayne 1:35.68, 6. Fishers 1:35.78, 7. Northridge 1:36.38, 8. Franklin Community 1:36.62, 30. Crawfordsville 1:43.48
Girls 100 Breaststroke: 1. Emily Weiss (Yorktown) 59.75, 2. Aislinn Walsh (SB St. Joe) 1:01.53, 3. Kionna Clayton (Penn) 1:02.59, 4. Abigail Kirkpatrick (SB Riley) 1:02.94, 5. Grace Estabrook (Carmel) 1:03.33, 6. Madison Blakesley (SB Riley) 1:03.85, 7. Hope Christy (North Central Indy) 1:03.93, 8. Alex Bader (Jay County) 1:03.94, 30. Emily Humphrey (Crawfordsville) 1:10.63
Girls 400 Free Relay: 1. Carmel 3:25.51, Penn 3:27.55, 3. Carroll Fort Wayne 3:27.57, 4. Bloomington South 3:28.12, 5. Chesterton 3:28.25, 6. North Central Indy 3:29.65, 7. Franklin Community 3:29.90, 8. Northridge 3:30.01, 31. Southmont 3:53.60