Madison’s Val Gonzalez has advanced to the consolation finals of the 50-yard freestyle at Saturday’s IHSAA Girls Swimming Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

Gonzalez, a junior exchange student from Ushuaia, Argentina, will compete in the 50-yard freestyle consolation finals after finishing tied for 15th in Friday’s prelims with a time of 24.00 that exceeded her school record seed time of 24.02 set at last Saturday’s IHSAA Floyd Central Sectional.

The top 16 of 32 swimmers in the preliminaries earned the right to advance to Saturday with the top eight swimming in the state finals and the next eight going into the consolation finals. Gonzalez tied with Carmel senior Grace Pangburn for the final spot. Northridge sophomore Elsa Fretz was the top qualifier with a time of 23.07 while Avery Williams, a junior from Carmel, secured the final spot in the finals with a 23.49.

Gonzalez also swam a 58.51 in the 100-yard butterfly — .58 slower than her school record seed time — to finish 24th in that event. She posted 50-yard splits of 27.12 and 31.46.

Saturday’s competition will be streamed live at beginning at 1 p.m. The 50-yard freestyle is the fourth event on the schedule.