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2017 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving

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The 2017 IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals are set to take place inside New Trier High School’s Natatorium on Friday and Saturday, November 17-18.

The prelims and finals of every swimming event, and the diving prelims and finals, will be webcast live with full video and audio with a subscription on the NFHS Network, as Skyler King from PrepAquatics.com brings viewers all the action.

King highlights some of the top storylines and swimmers entering the weekend in the preview below, followed by a review of last year’s champions, top Sectional performers in 2017 and how their marks stack up against the state and national records:

Two-time defending team state champion Rosary enters as a favorite to hoist its third straight IHSA state title, which would be the seventh in program history after the Beads won four straight from 2006-2009. Oswego East (3rd in 2016) and St. Charles North (8th in 2016) appear to be among the top contenders to push Rosary, while upstart Normal Community is a trophy contender behind Grace Ariola, who is enjoying a dominant senior campaign. The University of Texas bound Ariola has record-setting potential in the 50 freestyle, while on the other end of the spectrum we have what shapes up as one of the best statewide freshman classes in recent memory pushing the veterans. The field includes several returning state champions this year beginning with Urbana University senior and Cal recruit Ema Rajic, who set the state record in both the 200 IM and the 100 Breaststroke last year. Oswego East senior Georgia White is headed to Ohio State next year, but not before she takes on stiff competition to defend her state titles in the 100 and 200 Freestyle.

Oak Park junior Natalie Ungaretti is back to defend her 50 Freestyle title, where she will battle a field that will include Ariola, as well as Oswego East sophomore Grace Cooper. Last, but not least, Rosary senior Camryn Streid is back to defend her 100 Butterfly title against a group of competitors that includes her junior teammate Kathryn Mueller, as well as Dunlap senior Emma Theobald, who has posted times this season that would have won state a year ago. Another senior to be on the lookout for is Normal West's Melissa Pish, who is in her first season swimming at the high school level and will be a factor in the 200 and 500 Freestyles. If you are someone that likes to see records fall, this is likely to be your kind of meet. The crowds will be watching the clock in the 200 and 500 Freestyle, the 200 IM and 100 Breaststroke, with potential landmark times in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Olympian Olivia Smoliga holds what may be the two toughest records to break in the 50 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke, but Ariola could threaten.

200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: New Trier (1:43.47)
State Record: Fenwick, 2012 Prelims (1:41.68)
2016 Champion: Oak Park-River Forest (1:43.94)
National Record: Carmel, Indianapolis (IN), 2016 (1:39.25)

200-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Iza Pelka, Stevenson (1:49.18)
State Record: Georgia White, Oswego East 2017 Finals (1:46.69)
2016 Champion: Georgia White, Oswego East (1:47.03)
National Record: Dagny Knutson, Minot (ND), 2008 (1:42.81)

200-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Ema Rajic, Urbana University (2:01.94)
State Record: Ema Rajic, Urbana University, 2017 Finals (2:00.27))
2016 Champion: Ema Rajic, Urbana University (2:00.27)
National Record: Dagny Knutson, Minot (ND), 2015 (1:53.82)

50-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Grace Airola, Normal Community (:22.90)
State Record: Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South, 2012 Finals (:21.99)
2016 Champion: Natalie Ungaretti, Oak Park-River Forest (:23.31)
National Record: Abbey Weitzel, Saugus, (CA), 2015 (:21.64)

DIVING
Top 2016 Sectional Score
: Jessie Creed, New Trier (556.30)
State Record: Christina Loukas, Deerfield, 2003 Finals (507.55)
2016 Champion: Jessie Creed, New Trier (462.55)
National Record: N/A

100-YARD BUTTERFLY
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Emma Theobald, Dunlap (:55.32)
State Record: Olivia Scott, Aurora Rosary, 2009 Finals (:53.09)
2016 Champion: Camryn Streid, Aurora Rosary (:55.39)
National Record: Kathlryn McLaughlin , Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic, Riverside (CA), 2015 (:51.53)

100-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time: Natalie Ungeretti, Oak Park-River Forest (:50.66)
State Record: Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South, 2011 prelims (48.88)
2016 Champion: Georgia White, Oswego East (:50.13)
National Record: Abbey Weitzeil, Saugus, (CA), 2015 (:47.09)

500-YARD FREESTYLE
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Madison Schiml, St. Ignatius (4:57.86)
State Record: Adrienne Bicek, Downers Grove North, 2008 Prelims (4:46.66)
2016 Champion: Ella Tierney, Loyola Academy (4:48.45)
National Record: Dagny Knutson, Minot (ND), 2008 (4:34.78)

200-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Neuqua Valley (1:34.77)
State Record: Glenbrook South, 2012 Finals (1:32.98)
2016 Champion: Georgia White, Oswego East (1:47.03)
National Record: Carmel, Indianapolis (IN), 2015 (1:30.72)

100-YARD BACKSTROKE
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Grace Ariola, Normal Community (:56.81)
State Record: Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South, 2012 Finals (:51.43)
2016 Champion: Bailey Grinte, Edwardsville (:54.36)
National Record: Olivia Smoliga, Glenbrook South, 2012 (51.43)

100-YARD BREASTSTROKE
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Noelle Peplowski, Metamora (1:02.13)
State Record: Ema Rajic, Urbana University, 2017 Finals (1:00.77)
2016 Champion: Ema Rajic, Urbana University (1:00.77)
National Record: Lindsey Horejsi, Albert Lea (MN), 2015 (:58.56)

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Top 2017 Sectional Time
: Oswego East (3:28.11)
State Record: Lake Forest, 2015 Finals (3:23.58)
2016 Champion: Aurora Rosary (3:25.25)
National Record: Carmel, Indianapolis (IN), 2015 (3:15.38)

TOURNAMENT HISTORY
43rd annual State Series


SITE/HOST

New Trier High School
Directions


SCHEDULE

Friday, November 17
Diving Prelims-9:00 a.m.

Swimming Prelims-3:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 18
Swimming & Diving  Finals-1:00 p.m.

Order of events:
200-Yard Medley Relay
200-Yard Freestyle*
200-Yard Individual Medley
50-Yard Freestyle*
Diving
(15-minute break)
100-Yard Butterfly
100-Yard Freestyle*
500-Yard Freestyle
(15-minute break)
200-Yard Freestyle Relay
100-Yard Backstroke
100-Yard Breaststroke*
400-Yard Freestyle Relay

* Race for athletes with disabilities will be conducted first


WATCH
Prelim swimming & all finals available live on NFHS Network


RESULTS & LIVE STATS
Friday Prelim Results

Saturday Finals Results


TICKETS
Diving Prelims-$10
Swimming Prelims-$10
Diving Finals-$10
Swimming Finals-$10


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HISTORY & RECORDS
2017 State Series Results

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