Carmel Snags Four Top Seeds in Prelims of 2018 Indiana Girls High School States

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Tonight the girls from Carmel high school began their chase for their 32nd straight Indiana High School swimming and diving state title. The team is not as dominant as in some years past, but did secure four top seeds.

Kelly Pash went a 1:45.65 to earn the 200 freestyle top spot for Carmel. Kay Foley (1:47.68) of Munster, and Northridge freshman Elsa Fretz (1:48.09) follow. Pash is well ahead in the 100 free after a 48.87 tonight. Fretz (50.10) took second in prelims. Foely posted a 4:48.02 in the 500 freestyle tonight.

The team from Franklin snagged the top spot in the 200 medley relay. Jessie FraleyKabria ChapmanAli Terrell, and Gracey Payne posted a 1:43.69. Teams are lined up right behind them, though as Hamilton Southeastern’s Abby HarterMadison KertinHannah Pugh, and Emily Barnes swam a 1:43.88.

York’s Emily Weiss swam a 2:00.34 in the 200 IM tonight. Carmel senior Trude Rothrock (2:00.52) and Bloomington South’s Mackenzie Looze (2:00.59) are tomorrow’s second and third seeds. Rothrock is the top seed in the 100 butterfly in 53.62. She’ll have Franklin junior Carla Gildersleeve (53.86) chasing her. Weiss’ second top seed came in the 100 breaststroke with her 59.25. That time lowered her own state record, a 59.37 swum last year.

Looze’s teammate Julia Wolf touched in 23.01 for the middle lane of tomorrow’s 50 freestyle final.

The top seed in the 200 freestyle relay belongs to Northridge’s Fretz, Kenzie Weber, Jenna Nethercutt, and Lauren Miller in 1:33.86. Carmel is second in 1:34.68.

Purdue commit and Zionsville senior Tessa Wrightson swam to a 54.00 for the middle lane of the 100 backstroke. She has Jaclyn Zlimczak (54.44) and Abby Harter (54.83) just behind.

Carmel’s Kendra BowenAshlyn UnderhillHannah White, and Pash turned in a 3:25.04 for the top spot in the 400 freestyle relay. Northridge’s Fretz, Weber, Syndee Emerson, and Miller are the second seed in 3:25.99.

Full results available here.

Read the Meet Preview here.

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. Veyru

    Yay :p

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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