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.
|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
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.
💥That NATIONAL RECORD moment💥 Tonight the relay team of Carter Lancaster, Brandon Malicki, Emile Haig and Gregg Enoch shattered the 13-14 Boys 400 Medley Relay National Age Group Record by over 2 seconds, finishing in a time of 3:24.49. #CourageOn #Perseverance #NAGRecord pic.twitter.com/gj4DC28LkQ
— Carmel Swim Club (@CarmelSwimming) December 20, 2020
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.
- 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.