High School All-American Showcase: Carmel Girls, Bolles Boys Atop 200 Medley Relays

Carmel High School swimming
Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Swimming World will be showcasing a different high school event every day over the next few weeks celebrating the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association’s All-American List. We begin with the 200 medley relays.

This year, a pair of strong efforts stood atop the NISCA All-American High School lists in the 200-yard medley relay and are featured as part of our NISCA All-American Showcase taking place the next week and a half.

Carmel High School became the first to break the 1:40 barrier in girls high school swimming competition in the 200-yard medley relay at the Indiana Girls High School State Championships in February.

Carmel’s Sammie Burchill (25.39), Alex Clarke (29.00), Veronica Burchill (23.31) and Amy Bilquist (21.55) blasted their way to a 1:39.25 in the finale.

During prelims, the same foursome of Burchill (25.51), Clarke (29.07), Burchill (23.63) and Bilquist (22.12) turned in a sizzling time of 1:40.33.

That swim not only broke Carmel’s 2014 national public school record of 1:40.83, but also lowered the overall record of 1:40.73 set by Carondelet back in 2011.

Carondelet’s foursome of Madison White, Allison Gargalikis, Christina Ray and Chelsea Chenault set that mark in 2011.

Carmel’s previous record came by way of Hanna House, Clarke, Burchill and Bilquist.

Girls 200 Medley Relay Top 8 (On Mobile: Click “+” Sign To Expand Content)

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The Bolles Sharks won all three relays and three individual events in the boys Florida 1A State High School Championships in November of last year. All three relay swims ranked at or near the top of the national standings, with a 1:29.46 in the 200 medley relay as one of the standout swims.

Andy Song An (22.86 backstroke), James Daugherty (24.93 breaststroke), Javier Barrena (21.96 butterfly) and Andrea Vergani (19.71 freestyle) finished within 1.4 seconds of the mind-boggling state record posted in 2012 by a Bolles relay that included Ryan Murphy and Joseph Schooling. Cardinal Mooney could only settle for a distant second in that relay with a 1:35.92, while Community School took third with a 1:36.56.

Boys 200 Medley Relay Top 8 (On Mobile: Click “+” Sign To Expand Content)

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2014-15 NISCA Girls High School All-Americans

2014-15 NISCA Boys High School All-Americans

NOTE: In order to be considered for All America selection, swimmers must qualify with a time standard and an application must be submitted to NISCA. See the NISCA website (www.niscaonline.org) for more information about time standards and application submission. Corrections can also be submitted to NISCA via three emails: Boys Swimming contact: boysswaa@niscaonline.org; Girls Swimming contact: girlsswaa@niscaonline.org; Boys and Girls Diving contact: aadiving@niscaonline.org

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