Carmel girls extend state championship streak to 31 straight IHSAA swimming titles

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Carmel's girls swimming and diving team ran away from the field for its 31st consecutive state championship at the IU Natatorium Saturday afternoon.

Carmel senior Sammie Burchill ked the Greyhounds, setting a meet record of 1:56.67 in the 200 Individual Medley, beating one of the oldest records in the meet set nine years ago/

Yorktown sophomore Emily Weiss won the 100 Breaststroke in record time, as well, swimming 59.37 to beat the 59.63 mark set two years ago by Olympic gold medalist Lilly King when King was swimming for Evansville Reitz.

It was the 31st straight IHSAA state championship for Carmel and the eleventh in a row for coach Chris Plumb, who added to the program's national record of consecutive state championships in any sport.

The Greyhounds scored 386.5 points, followed by runner-up Chesterton with 189 points, its best finish in the girls meet in school history.

Burchill, who also won the IM last year, was one of four individual champions for Carmel.

Senior Emma Nordin repeated to win both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle events she won last year.

Junior Trude Rothrock won the 100 butterfly and sophomore Kelly Pash won the 100 freestyle.

Carmel also swept all three relays for the fifth year in a row.

Hamilton Heights senior Ivy Houser totaled 535.80 points to win the diving competition.

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