2017 Indiana High School Boys’ State Championships
- February 24th-25th, 2017
- IUPUI Natatorium, Indianapolis, Indiana
- Single Classification
- Live results
4 state records in 12 events highlighted the swimming prelims of the 2017 Indiana High School Boys’ State Championship meet on Friday, including one that cleared a National mark.
Editor’s note: Diving prelims will be held on Saturday morning at 9AM, with semi-finals at 11AM, and finals during the swimming finals that start at 1PM.
Carmel High School junior Drew Kibler was the star of the session, breaking state records in both the 200 free (1:33.30), which broke Peter Jameson’s record from 2006; and 100 free, where a 43.25 broke the record of 43.52 that 2016 Olympian Blake Pieroni set in 2014.
The former of those records was also a National Public High School Record in the event. (Read more about that record here)
Another junior, Zionsville’s Jack Franzman, also had a big day. His 43.44 in the 100 free was second to Kibler but also under the old record. In the 50 free, he earned lane 4 for tomorrow’s final with a 19.85 that makes him the first Indiana high school swimmer under 20 seconds. The old record of 20.08 was set by Kyle DeCoursey in 2015.
The 4th record came from the Carmel High School boys in the 200 free relay – where they impressively took half-a-second off the state record without Kibler on the relay. The team of Andrew Couchon (20.44), Charles Vaughan (20.60), Evan Kopp (20.94), and Stefano Batista (20.69) combined for a 1:22.67. The old record of 1:23.20 was set last year by Avon High School.
Kibler only swam one relay in prelims, the 400 free relay, and split 43.78 on the anchor. Zionsville has the top seed there, but Carmel will now have the flexibility to use Kibler on either the medley or 200 free relay in finals.
Other prelims highlights:
- Zionsville’s Tyler Harmon took the top seed in the 100 back with a 49.87. Jacob Steele is not far behind in 49.90, with the top 4 altogether separated by just .31 seconds. Harmon also led off Zionsville’s medley relay that qualified first in 22.94 en route to a 1:30.30 – the top time in prelims by 1.67 seconds.
- Indiana commit Spencer Lehman qualified 1st in both the 200 IM (1:48.58) and 500 free (4:27.69) in prelims. He swims for Northridge High School.
- Another Indiana commit, Matthew Jerden from Bloomington South High School, took the top seed in the 100 breaststroke with a 54.71, and in the 100 fly with a 48.49 – a rare combination for the versatile senior.