Carmel wins its 23rd straight state title

Updated: February 14, 2009, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Carmel has set a girls national high school record by winning its 23rd consecutive Indiana swimming state championship.

With its win in the Indiana High School Athletic Association state finals Saturday in Indianapolis, the Greyhounds surpassed the Honolulu Punahou girls swim team and its 22 straight titles from 1974-95, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Carmel took first in eight of Saturday's 12 events and set national records in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:32.75) and 200 medley relay (1:41.68). The Greyhounds finished with an IHSAA-record 427 team points.


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