Carmel Swim Clubs Breaks NAG in Boys’ 13-14 400 Medley Relay

Carmel Swim Club v. Lakeside Winter Dual

  • December 18-21, 2020
  • Erik Clark Activity Center, Carmel, IN
  • Friday: Long Course Meters, Saturday-Monday: Short Course Yards
  • Results on Meet Mobile: 2020 CSC-Lakeside Winter Dual

Originally published December 19, 2020.

A tri-meet between Carmel Swim Club, Lakeside Aquatic Club, and the Fort Collins Area Swim Team resulted in some historic swims on Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, swimmers competed in long course time-trials, while the rest of the weekend will consist of short course yards racing. 

On Saturday, a quartet of swimmers from Carmel Swim Club lowered the 13-14 NAG in the boys’ 400 yard medley relay. The team of Carter Lancaster, Brandon Malicki, Emile Haig, and Gregg Enoch combined for a time of 3:24.49 to take over 2 seconds off of the old record, set by Nation’s Capital Swim Club at the PV Senior Championships back in March. 

Relay Splits:

Team Carmel Swim Club (2020)
Nation’s Capital (2020)
Backstroke: Carter Lancaster: 49.10
Michael Mullen: 51.32
Breaststroke: Brandon Malicki: 57.27
Jordan Evans: 58.77
Butterfly: Emile Haig: 51.38
Kris Lawson: 50.40
Freestyle: Gregg Enoch: 46.74
Simon Bermudez: 46.27
Total: 3:24.49 3:26.76

Carmel’s relay made up the majority of its record-setting pace on the first two legs of the relay, with Lancaster splitting over 2 seconds ahead of Mullens’ pace and Malicki getting to almost 3 seconds ahead of Evans. Although they lost some ground on the back-half, the relay still managed to demolish the record. Since the beginning of this season, both teams have combined to drop over 4 seconds off of the 2016 record, set by King Aquatic Club, which stood at a 3:28.16.

Individually,  Lakeside’s Annabel Crush posted a best time in the 200 freestyle, dropping over a second to finish in 1:46.48. Crush is currently the #7-ranked female swimmer in the class of 2021. Next year, she is slated to swim for NC State. 

17-year-old Gretchen Lueking finished second to Crush, posting a personal best as well. Lueking dropped over a half second to finish in a time of 1:46.51. 

On Friday, Lueking also had a strong showing, dropping over a second in the 100 meter freestyle to finish with a time of 56.32. Her time puts her .03 away from the Olympic Trials cut, which stands at a 56.29. 

Other Highlights:

  • 18-year-old Tennessee commit Gus Rothrock posted a 3:51.72 in the 400 IM, demolishing the field and beating his best time by over a second. 
  • Rothrock’s teammate and fellow Tennessee commit Griffin Hadley dropped a huge personal best of 1:36.38 in the 200 freestyle. For Hadley, it marked over a 2 second improvement off of his previous PB.
  • 15-year-old Berit Berglund set a new personal best in the 100 meter backstroke en route to earning her first Olympic trials cut. Berglund put up a time of 1:02.12 to cut over a second off of her old time. 17-year-old Madelyn Christman also got under the trials cut, swimming a time of 1:02.32.
  • The aforementioned Haig won the 13-14 100 backstroke with a time of 53.42, cutting a half second off of his PB. 

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GoTheDistance
11 months ago

Congrats to Carmel’s 13-14 boys … it would have been something to see their record-smashing swim in person but for the pandemic! That group of boys (and girls) has been fun to watch the last 2-3 years! More good things to come!

PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
11 months ago

Looks like that split from Lancaster is a pretty massive best which moves him from 83rd to 8th in the all time list for 13-14 boys.

6-Beat Kick
Reply to  PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
11 months ago

I’m gonna guess this is Jason’s son/nephew. Back in the day, Jason held the 200 IM state record for a long time. Speed must run in the family.

Dekau
11 months ago

2 Olympic trial cuts were achieved in the 100 back by Carmel’s Berit Berglund and Madelyn Christman

Last edited 11 months ago by Dekau
LV LUVR
11 months ago

Hadley and Rothrock will do wonders on Rocky Top. Congrats to them!

612
11 months ago

Are the Lancaster brothers related to Jason Lancaster?

Guerra
Reply to  612
11 months ago

It looked like a fast meet and the Carmel kids, once again, were lighting it up. There’s a Gregg Enoch that was on that relay. I’m sure there has to be some relation to the Enoch boys that were on some of Carmel’s state championship teams in the 1990s & 2000s.

Swimgeek
Reply to  612
11 months ago

Yes. Apparently his son. Impressive swimmer

Swimfish87
Reply to  612
11 months ago

Yes, they are his son’s

Swim mom
Reply to  612
11 months ago

Yep! Father/son. Congratulations to Carmel for continuing to do amazing things!

ChefJake
11 months ago

That entire meet was stupid fast. NAG records, fresh OT cuts, and only 3 teams!

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