2023 IHSAA Boys High School State Championships
- February 24 – 25, 2023
- IU Natatorium at IUPUI Indianapolis
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Live Results
Swimming at the 2023 Indiana High School Athletic Association Championships, Aaron Shackell downed the US high school record in the 200 freestyle. Shackell, a high school senior and Cal commit, posted a 1:32.85 to win the event and take down Carson Foster‘s previous record of 1:32.99, which he set in 2019.
In addition to setting a new high school record, he set a new Indiana high school record, which Drew Kibler set back in 2017 with a 1:33.30.
Shackell’s new record also came with a significant best time, shaving two seconds off the 1:34.88 PB that he set at the CSC Winter Invitational in January 2022. Shackell was quicker on all four splits and was roughly half a second faster on the final three.
|2023 ISHAA Championships||2023 CSC Winter Invitational|
|100||44.81 (23.35)||45.46 (23.81)|
|150||1:08.75 (23.94)||1:10.05 (24.59)|
|200||1:32.85 (24.10)||1:34.88 (24.83)|
Shackell was the fastest boy in the prelims by exactly five seconds with Walker Mattice hitting a 1:37.85. Connor Charlie was third with a 1:38.46, while Seth Cannon was fourth in 1:38.84. He will be the favourite to win the event during finals on Saturday and is also the top seed in the 500 freestyle (4:19.19).
2023 IHSAA Prelims Top 8
- Aaron Shackell (CAR) – 1:32.85
- Walker Mattice (ZION) – 1:37.85
- Connor Carlile (FISH) – 1:38.46
- Seth Cannon (Castle) – 1:38.84
- Will Raches (ZION) – 1:39.33
- Andrew Shackell (CAR) – 1:39.87
- Lewis Zhang (CAR) – 1:40.51
- Owen Dankert (CAFW) – 1:40.94
Shackell will have another shot at the record and a PB during finals on Saturday night, which will begin at 1 PM on Saturday, February 25.