Brooke Forde Downs Leah Stevens’ State Record at Kentucky HS States


  • February 23rd-24th, 2017
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Single Classification
  • Meet Info
  • Results

Sacred Heart Academy’s Brooke Forde smashed a pair of State Records during finals at the 2017 Kentucky Girls High School State Championships. In the 200 free, she clocked in at 1:44.68 to break her own State Record, finishing 3 seconds ahead of South Oldham’s Lydia Jackson (1:47.86). She was even more dominant in the 500 free, winning the event by 10 seconds. She touched in 4:39.78, clearing the former State Record of 4:43.38 set by Leah Stevens, who currently swims at Stanford, in 2013.

Forde’s teammate Tonner DeBeer was also a double event winner. DeBeer got the ball rolling with a victory in the 100 fly, winning by over a second with her 53.02. She returned to the pool for the 100 back final, once again winning by a full second as she touched in 53.94.

Christian Academy’s Gabriela Albiero, daughter of Louisville Head Coach Arthur Albiero, had a standout performance in the 50 free. Albiero charged to a 22.94 victory, just missing her own State Record of 22.80. Greenwood’s Maggie Gholston, also a freshman, touched in 2nd with a quick 23.22.

Final Top 5 Team Scores:

  1. Sacred Heart Academy- 372.50
  2. Notre Dame Academy- 265
  3. Christian Academy Louisville- 208.50
  4. DuPont Manual High School- 190
  5. North Oldham High School- 170

Additional Event Winners:

  • Girls 200 Medley Relay: Sacred Heart (DeBeer, Donan, Forde, Bauer)- 1:42.64
  • Girls 200 IM: Samantha Glass (Notre Dame)- 2:00.42
  • Girls 100 Free: Sophie Skinner (Notre Dame)- 49.89
  • Girls 200 Free Relay: Manual (Michael, Reisert, Adams, Mason)- 1:36.70
  • Girls 100 Breast: Kaylee Wheeler (Collegiate)- 1:02.00
  • Girls 400 Free Relay: Sacred Heart (DeBeer, Miller, Bauer, Forde)- 3:22.98

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Ruth-Ann Bode
4 years ago

She also set the pool record at Ralph Wright Natatorium as a senior in high school! Fun!

bobo gigi
4 years ago

Her breaststroke was already very strong and now her freestyle is improving at a fast pace.
If her backstroke can improve in the same way in the next months, she will be quickly the woman to beat in the US 400 IM.

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