Boylan freshman swimmer Nhia Caras, who broke both the 50-yard and 100-yard NIC-10 freestyle records two weeks ago, set another conference mark in the IHSA swim meet this weekend.


Caras finished 9th in the 50-yard freestyle at the state meet. Her time of :23.51 is the fastest ever by a NIC-10 swimmer in an IHSA state final. According to the NIC-10 History Book list of state medalists, Caras is the first NIC-10 swimmer to break 24 seconds in the 50 free in an IHSA finals race.

Here are all of the 50 freestyle placers in conference history, listed by time:

Swimmer, school, year, place in state, time
Nhia Caras, Boylan, 2017, 9th in state, :23.51
Annette Wilson, Jefferson, 1983, 3rd in state, :24.37
Karina Freer, Boylan, 1996, 3rd in state, :24.40
Lisa Coole, Guilford, 1989, 7th in state, :24.43
Karina Freer, Boylan, 1995, 10th in state, :24.65
Tracy Barrett, Guilford, 1979, 5th in state, :24.73
Stephanie Homewood, Guilford, 1995, 11th in state, :24.74
Annette Wilson, Jefferson, 1982, 4th in state, :25.20

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