By Brady Extin | The Times-Post

INDIANAPOLIS — Pendleton Heights senior Jacob Simpson capped off his outstanding high school swimming career with another trip to the state’s most prestigious pool.

On Friday, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Simpson competed in his second straight Indiana High School Athletic Association boys swimming and diving state finals.

For the second consecutive year, he competed in two individual events.

His first swim of the night came in the 100-yard butterfly in which he finished 20th with a time of 51.29.

Later in the evening, he placed 24th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.74.

His placements were nearly the same as his trip the previous year, when he placed 20th and 22nd in the butterfly and backstroke, respectively.

In the butterfly, he swam nearly half a second faster than last season.

Simpson ends his Pendleton Heights career as a two-time state finalist and a sectional champion this season in the 100 backstroke.

Carmel won its 10th consecutive state title with a score of 409. Rounding out the top 10 teams were Penn (165), Fishers (158), Zionsville (150), Bloomington South (123), South Bend Riley (118), Harrison (West Lafayette) (102), Valparaiso (98), Center Grove (96) and Hamilton Southeastern (82).