Jake Mitchell Breaks National Public School Record in 500 Free at Indiana High School State

Jake Mitchell; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Carmel High School’s Jake Mitchell broke the national public school record in the 500 freestyle on Saturday at the Indiana Boys High School State Championships in Indianapolis as he swam a 4:14.68. The time broke Jake Magahey’s 4:15 from last season as that was a historic swim in itself, lowering the oldest public school record at the time that was broken in the 80s by current Minnesota coach Jeff Kostoff.

Mitchell also broke his own state record in the 500 freestyle that he set last year at 4:16.72.

Jake Mitchell has already committed to swim at the University of Michigan where he will join the Wolverines as a freshman next season. Michigan has been known to be particularly deep in the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten and national level as Mitchell will join an undergrad training group next year with Ricardo Vargas and Patrick Callan, who were second and third at this week’s Big Ten championships.

Mitchell’s swim puts him in the top 16 currently in Division I. He also was also a 1:34.05 in the 200 freestyle to just miss the state record held by former Carmel swimmer and current Texas standout Drew Kibler (1:33.30). Mitchell also anchored Carmel’s state record in the 200 medley relay with a 20.19 as the team swam a 1:27.94.

Mitchell currently swims for Carmel Swim Club under head coach Chris Plumb. He swam at the 2019 World Juniors for the United States where he swam the third leg on the gold medal winning 4×200 freestyle relay team. He was also fourth in the 400 freestyle final (3:47.95), seventh in the 800 free (7:54.70) and seventh in the 1500 (15:16.28).

A full recap of today’s Indiana boys high school state championships will be available later today. Live results for the meet can be found here.

 Event 8  Boys 500 Yard Freestyle
 State Record: * 4:16.72  2019      Jake Mitchell, Carmel
                 4:40.52  SCUT
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
                            === A - Final ===                            
  1 Jake Mitchell    12 CAR               4:18.60    4:14.68*        20  
                 22.87        48.30 (25.43) 
        1:14.06 (25.76)     1:40.03 (25.97)
        2:06.18 (26.15)     2:32.44 (26.26)
        2:58.44 (26.00)     3:24.25 (25.81)
        3:49.76 (25.51)     4:14.68 (24.92)


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      Andy Ross

      He will be a freshman at Michigan next year so 18

  1. Ja Bounce

    Split per 100 are just CRAZY fast (48/51/52/50/49-ish)! Solid!!