INDIANAPOLIS – Northridge concluded the 2018 IHSAA Girls Swim State Finals with its best-ever team finish and had a pair of championships to boot.
Northridge finished second in the team standings, serving as the defacto ‘champs of everyone else’ trailing just the 32-time defending state champs, Carmel, 363-215. Among its points was an individual title from diver Sara Troyer, who posted a 507.65, and the 200 free relay team of Elsa Fretz, Kenzie Weber, Jenna Nethercutt and Lauren Miller winning the school’s first-ever relay title with a 1:34.07, beating Carmel to the wall.
Fretz also had a huge day, taking runner-up spots in both the 200 freestyle at 1:47.52, and the 100 freestyle at 49.64, in both cases trailing Carmel’s Kelly Pash at 1:45.50 and 48.59, respectively.
Sydnee Emerson also made the podium in two swims, taking sixth in the individual medley at 2:02.74 and eighth in the butterfly at 56.05. In both of those races, Carmel’s Trude Rothrock was the champion with times of 1:58.28 and 53.12.
The Northridge 400 free relay also was runner-up to champion Carmel, the Greyhounds at 3:21.78 and Northridge at 3:26.79. The Ridge team consisted of Fretz, Weber, Emerson and Miller. Miller would take fifth in the 100 free at 51.44 and the medley relay team of Miller, Nethercutt, Emerson and Weber were fifth at 1:44.66. Carmel also won that race at 1:42.31.
Northridge’s Mary Grossman finished fifth in diving with her score of 439.65 and Haley Dygert placed 10th in the breaststroke at 1:04.84. The breaststroke saw the day’s only record, and it was a big one as Yorktown junior Emily Weiss broke her own record from the prelims with a national record of 58.40, her third straight championship in the event.
Concord’s 400 free relay team placed 13th with a time of 3:34.25 and Minuteman junior MaKayla Miller was 15th in the 50 free at 24.24.
Rochester’s Madelyn Sailors placed 10th in the 50 free at 23.64. Bloomington South’s Julia Wolf won the 50 with a time of 23.11.
Fishers, coached by former Northridge coach Joe Keller, placed fifth in the team standings with 155 points, Concord came in 24th and Rochester was 28th.