In an amazingly close 2019 IHSAA Girls High School State Championship, your Lady Tigers fought for every point and ended up in a tie for 3rd place – just 2.5 points out of 2nd. In fact, the 2nd through 5th place teams were separated by just 4.5 points. Carmel was the State Champion with 413 points. Franklin Community finished 2nd with 167.5 points. Fishers and Fort Wayne Carroll tied with 165 points each and Northridge was 5th with 163 points. Your Lady Tigers showed great heart on Saturday as they raced to get their hands on the wall. Great job, ladies!
Your Lady Tigers who fought their way to Saturday’s Finals included: Hannah Pratt (11 – 10th in the 100 Free and 5th in the 200 Free), Abby Jahns (11 – 16th in the 200 Free and 10th in the 500 Free), Corinne Yorkman (11- 13th in the 200 IM), Nicole Rueff (12 – 13th in the 100 Fly), Kara Robeson (12 – 16th in the 100 Fly), Samantha Hietpas (12 – 2nd in the 500 Free), Morgan Booth (12 – 9th in the 500 Free), and Lydia Reade (9 – 11th in the 10 Breast) . In the 1-meter diving, Morgan Casey (10) took 4th place.
In the relays, the 200 Medley Relay of Corinne Yorkman (11), Lydia Reade (9), Kara Robeson (12), and Ellen Fero (11) finished 7th. The 200 Free Relay of Ellen Fero (11), Alexandra Stein (9), Kalli Agapios (9), and Hannah Pratt (11) finished 5th. And, with the meet coming down to the final relay, the 400 Free Relay of Ellen Fero (11), Alexandra Stein (9), Corinne Yorkman (11), and Hannah Pratt (11) raced to 5th place.
It was a great day to be a Tiger! Congratulations to all of the Lady Tigers on a great season and your 3rd place finish at the 2019 IHSAA Girls High School State Championship. Way to represent and Tiger Up!