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February 16, 2014

Girls swim: Brown fares well at state

Brown caps WHS career with a pair of podium finishes at state

INDIANAPOLIS — For as great a swimmer Summer Brown is, she’s just as gracious and mature.

The Western senior entered Saturday’s IHSAA state finals looking for redemption after coming up just short of a state championship last season in the 200-yard freestyle, taking second-place by five one-hundredths of a second.

She bettered her 200 free time Saturday by nearly a half of a second, but finished third in 1:48.85, breaking her own school record in the process.

It was a testament to the caliber of prep swimmers in the state, and Brown didn’t show an ounce of disappointment, her smile brimming ear to ear as she put her day and career into perspective. That 200 free time was good enough for just third place Saturday, but it was the eighth-fastest time in state history.

“It was so fast, it was crazy,” Brown said. “I bettered my time, and that’s all I could ever ask of myself. This competition — these girls are so fast. And, it’s getting faster every year. It’s unbelievable how fast both my times were. I was in shock. I’m so grateful to get to be a part of this and have that challenge, especially my senior year.”

Carmel sophomore Claire Adams repeated as state champ in the 200 free in a state-record time of 1:46.95. Brown’s time Saturday would’ve given her a state title last season, but Adams’ state-record swim was one of nine records to fall Saturday, a reverberating theme inside the walls of the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI.

Brown put in one final swim to remember in her prep career in the 500 freestyle finals, where she finished fifth in 4:52.06, breaking her own school record for the third time this postseason, a sectional and state series where she dropped 13 seconds off her time in the event. Crown Point freshman Hannah Kukurugya took state-champion honors in the event in 4:47.83, but Saturday’s 500 free time for Brown was the 19th-fastest time in state history.

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