2017 Girls State Meet Summary – Carmel pushed their National streak to thirty-one straight state titles and no one doubted they could. Chesterton captured their first ever runner-up title in girls swimming. Carmel captured all three relay championships. Carmel’s Emma Nordin won her third straight title in the 500 yard freestyle and second in a row in the 200 yard freestyle. Carmel’s Sammie Burchill broke a decade-old record of Michelle McKeehan of Center Grove in the 200 yard individual medley and she finished runner-up in the 100 yard backstroke. Carmel’s Trude Rochrock finished runnerup in the 200 yard freestyle and won the 100 yard butterfly. Kelly Pash was the other Carmel champ in the 100 yard freestyle. Bloomington South’s Grace Haskett was a double winner in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard backstroke. Yorktown’s Emily Weiss became the 100 yard breaststroke champ for the second year in a row. She set a new state record in this event, breaking Olympic gold medalist Lilla King’s record. Ivy House of Hamilton Heights won the Diving and Lauryn Parrish of Fishers was the Mental Attitude Award.
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.