We can now comfortably say that the 2014 Carmel High School Girls team is the best group of girls that Carmel has ever brought to state! After breaking the National High School Records in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays, they finish off the meet with their third National High School Record! The team of Veronica Burchill, Katie Lemen, Kendall Smith, and Claire Adams won the 400 freestyle relay, breaking the National Public School record with a time of 3:21.20. The crazier thought about this relay is that they broke the record without Amy Bilquist. Bilquist won the 100 free with a state record time of 48.96.
- Veronica Burchill – 50.46
- Katie Lemen – 51.74
- Kendall Smith – 50.30
- Claire Adams – 48.70
Crown Point put up a great relay, finishing second with a time of 3:22.03. They were also under the previous National High School Record.
- Racheal Bukowski – 51.93
- Aly Tetzloff – 48.69
- Hannah Kukurugya – 49.96
- Mackenzie Artim – 51.45
The previous record was set at 3:22.85 by Hershey HS in 2011.
What Carmel accomplished at this meet is chilling. Bolles School broke all three relay records in one meet, but stacked all three of their relays with their top swimmers. Not to take away from what the boys from Bolles School accomplished, but Carmel threw up a normal line up. Each swimmer swam their two individual races and filled in where they could on the relay. Carmel High School showcased their top speed and incredible depth, and in this writers opinion, swam the best high school meet in history.