2018 Girls State Meet Summary – Carmel’s swimmers Trude Rothrock and Kelly Pash garnered four first place finishes and two relay championships to help capture 32 straight team titles for their school (33 total). Yorktown’s Emily Weiss captured a third straight title in the 100 breaststroke and in doing so set a new National Record in the event. The remaining individual champs were Julia Wolf, Bloomington South, Kay Foley, Munster, Tessa Wrightson, Zionsville, and Sara Troyer, Northridge. Alex Bader was Jay County’s 1st Mental Attitude winner, This was Northridges first ever second place team finish at State and their Coach Hembree was named Coach of the Year
2017 Boys State Meet Summary – In 2017, the 80th State Championship had for the third year in a row, Carmel winning the meet and Zionsville finishing second. Carmel’s total points was a mere 10 points off the state record for points scored. There was a 130 point margin over Zionsville. However, a measure of Zionsville’s strength was that it had nine top-three finishes to Carmel’s ten. The theme for this year’s meet was records, both state and national. There were four state records and one national record set in the preliminaries. Drew Kibler of Carmel set a state and national record in the 200 Freestyle and a state record in the 100 Freestyle. Zionsville’s Jack Franzman set a state record in the 50 Freestyle (19.85) to become the first in the state to break 20 seconds. Carmel’s 200 Freestyle relay team of Couchon, Vaughn, Kopp, and Batista also set a new state record. In the finals, there were three state records and one national record set. Zionsville’s 200 Medley Relay team of Harmon, Brown, Schuler, and Franzman set a state and national record. Carmel’s Drew Kibler broke his 100 Freestyle record he set in the preliminaries. Carmel’s 200 Freestyle relay team (Couchon, Vaughn, Batista, and Kibler) broke the record set in the preliminaries. Kibler of Carmel was a four event winner (200 & 100 Free, 200 & 400 Free Relay). Spencer Lehman of Northridge (200 IM & 500 Free) and Franzman of Zionsville (50 Free & 200 Med Relay) were both double event winners. Carmel’s Wyatt Davis won the 100 Backstroke to become the first freshman to win that event since 1985 and only the second freshman to ever win that event. He was also the first swimmer from Carmel to win that event. Isaac Khamis from Richmond held on to win diving by a mere .55 of a point. Zionsville’s Tyler Harmon was named the Mental Attitude Award winner. Tyler swam the backstroke leg of Zionsville’s winning 200 Med Relay. He also finished third in the 200 free, runner-up in the 100 back, and was a member of the runner-up 400 free relay team.