By Rebecca Noblett
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
Courtesy of: Peter H. Bick
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, March 28. CARMEL Swim Club's long course national age group record was the highlight as the Speedo Indianapolis Sectionals kicked off.
Carmel's foursome of Veronica Burchill, Kendall Smith, Claire Adams, and Amy Bilquist posted a 3:48.28 in the 400 free relay. The time obliterated the 3:51.39 posted by the Aquajets in 2013 for a 15-16 national age group record. It was also a meet record, erasing the 3:51.13 set by Club Wolverine in 2009.
Fishers Area Swimming Tigers (Abbegayle Schneider, Emily Moser, Summer Brown, Lauryn Parrish) took second with a 3:54.91. Carmel's B-relay (Emma Nordin, Hanna House, Morgan Grout, Taite Kitchel) claimed third with a 3:56.04.
Fourteen-year old Erin Earley from Hopkins Mariner Swim Team crushed the meet record in the 200m back, putting up a personal best 2:10.95. Carmel Swim Club's Amy Bilquist clocked in at 2:15.45 for second. Shelby Carroll of Indiana University took third with a personal best time of 2:15.91.
Brock Turner of the Dayton Raiders, who will swim at Stanford in the fall, also set a meet record in the 200m back with a personal best time of 2:01.08. Firestone Akron Swim Team's Michael Reilman posted a personal best 2:03.55 for second. Turner's teammate Henrik Pohlmann, a Virginia recruit, went 2:05.91 for third.
Amy Bilquist set a meet record in the women's 50m free with a winning time and new personal best of 25.65. Alex Cleveland of Zionsville Swim Club, a future Tennessee Volunteer, put up a personal best 26.05 for second. Lauren Heller of the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins touched in a personal best 26.34 for third.
Fourteen-year old Melissa Pish of Waves Bloomington Swim Team posted a personal best 8:51.32 to win the 800m freestyle. Emily Meckstroth, swimming unattached, clocked in at a personal best 8:58.29 for second. Erin Earley touched third with a personal best 8:58.48.
Pish won the 200 free as well, clocking in at 2:02.07 for first and a new personal best. Lauren Heller claimed second with a personal best 2:02.46. Lauryn Parrish of Fishers Area Swimming Tigers touched third in a personal best 2:04.25.
Brock Turner won his second event of the meet in the men's 400 IM, posting a 4:25.28. Cooper Hodge of Cincinnati Aquatic Club clocked in at 4:31.74 for second and a new personal best. Hudson Bursch, swimming unattached, touched in a personal best 4:33.18 for third.
Daniel Kanorr of Counsilman Center Swim Team won the men's 50m free with a personal best 23.12. Yianni Thermos of Indiana University took second with a personal best 23.68. His teammate Samuel Lorentz touched third in a personal best time of 23.73.
Grayson Smith of Indiana University won the 1500m free in a personal best 16:09.87. Ben Vanderweide of Grand Rapids Novi Sad Aquatics put up a personal best 16:26.79 for second. John Pearson of Berkeley Aquatic Club clocked in at 16:29.24 for third and a personal best.
Lillia King of the Newburgh Sea Creatures posted a personal best 2:33.84 to win the women's 200m breast. Lauren Edelman of Fishers Area Swimming Tigers clocked in at 2:34.38 for second and a new personal best. Miranda Tucker of Livonia Community Swim Club took third with a 2:35.27.
Blaine Nichols of Indiana University won the men's 200m breast by a hair with a 2:18.77, just edging out Cooper Hodge, who went a personal best 2:18.78. Thomas Cope of Dayton Raiders claimed third with a 2:21.29.
Fishers Area Swimming Tigers' women (Abbegayle Schneider, Emily Moser, Lauryn Parrish, Summer Brown) won the women's 800m free relay with a 9:23.29. Carmel Swim Club (Veronica Burchill, Kendall Smith, Claire Adams, Amy Bilquist) took second with a 8:26.06. Waves Bloomington Swim Team (Melissa Pish, Mckenzee Gordon, Sidney Kennedy, Grac e Ariola) placed third with a time of 8:32.21.
Donald Hurley of Indiana University won the men's 200m free with a personal best 1:51.71. Campos Alipzar of Jalisco touched second with a 1:51.88. Thomas Cope took third with a personal best 1:53.64.
Madison Wright of Kingfish Aquatic Club of Waterford won the women's 100m fly in a personal best 1:00.77. Miranda Tucker took second with a personal best 1:01.32. Veronica Burchill of Carmel Swim Club touched third in a personal best 1:01.44.
Tanner Kurz of Indiana University won the men's 100m fly with a personal best 55.47. Jack Walsh of Plymouth-Canton Cruisers posted a personal best 55.78 for second. Indiana's Joseph Powell touched third in a personal best 55.89.
Lauren Edelman won the women's 400m IM with a 4:52.70. Erin Earley clocked in at a personal best 4:53.65 for second. Abbegayle Schneider of Fishers Area Swimming Tigers took third with a personal best 4:55.21.
Indiana University (Donald Hurley, Yianni Thermos, Samuel Lorentz, Joseph Powell) closed out tonight's finals with a win in the 400m free relay, clocking in at 3:27.81. Dayton Raiders (Thomas Cope, Jackson Higgins, Henrik Pohlmann, Brock Turner) put up a 3:30.01 for second. Indiana's B-team (Tanner Kurz, Bradley Stamper, John Winck, Kyle Johnson) finished third with a time of 3:31.88.
Results: Speedo Sectionals, Indianapolis: Full