Junior Hope Christy Breaks School Record


The Indiana girls state swim meet was held on Friday February, 12 and Saturday February, 13 at the IUPUI natatorium downtown. The North Central girls placed 11th, and two school records were set. Hope Christy, Shannon Glessing, Kit Hanley, and Reagan Roob set the record for the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:35.77. An individual record was set by junior Hope Christy, who swam a time of 1:04.78 in the 100 yard breaststroke.

The previous record was set by Emily Hurst with a time of 1:06.09. Last year at the 2015 IHSAA girls swimming state finals, Christy broke that record with a time of 1:05.71. Going into her junior year, Christy knew she had a good chance of breaking her own school record.

“I have been training since the beginning of the season, which started in October. I was expecting to break my record again because I should be improving if I am continually working hard and training for it everyday,” Christy said.

Christy improved her time by almost a full second, which is a difference for swimming. As Christy continues to improve, she finds that her teammates are always there for support.

“The team is a big support through practices and big meets. There’s never a second I feel down. They always know what to do and say to keep our heads high even after a tough race. Towards the end of the season they are the biggest support seeing them on the sides cheering for you while you swim,” Christy said.