Boilermakers Keep Another Top Indiana Recruit In-State as Taite Kitchel Gives Purdue a Verbal

Purdue_w_KitchelTaite Kitchel, an all-around talent from Carmel Swim Club and Zionsville Community High School, has given a verbal commitment to swim at Purdue starting next fall.

“I am so excited to go to Purdue! The team and the school just seemed like the perfect fit all the way around, the next 4 years will be great!”

Kitchel is a real IMer, the kind who doesn’t really have a weak stroke. She’s strongest in fly but she has a wide range:

200y IM: 2:01.24
400y IM: 4:25.84
100y fly: 54.43
200y fly: 2:01.24
100y breast: 1:05.65
100y back: 57.26
50y free: 24.02

Kitchel was a main component in Zionsville’s fifth-place finish at the 2014 Indiana Girls High School State Championship. She placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:01.59) and fifth in the 100 fly (54.43), swam breast on the 200 medley relay, and was a member of the 400 free relay. Although she split a respectable 29.0, she may not have to be the breaststroker on Purdue’s medley relays since her CSC teammate, breast/IM specialist Alex Clarke, will also be a Boilermaker next year.

Leave a Reply

Notify of
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
6 years ago

I had the opportunity to do coaching at Zionsville high school and work with Taite. As a freshman at state championship she said the age group record for 13-14 100 yards butterfly and helped the team to a second place finish to carmel high school. She is one of the hardest worker i have ever seen. Nice job Taite! boiler up

6 years ago

Breanna Robinson also a Boilermaker

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

Read More »