The Pennant

Girls Swimming: Penn places second at NIC meet

Penn’s Maddie Ziegert and Bailey Betzer set Northern Indiana Conference records at the NIC Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Mishawaka.

Ziegert, a University of Iowa recruit, earned blue ribbons in record fashion in the 50-yard freestyle (23.94) and the 100-yard freestyle (52.11).

Betzer earned a blue ribbon in diving with a record score of 464.90.

Alyssa Messenger claimed an NIC Championship in the 100-yard backstroke in 59.82.

Penn placed second in the NIC Team standings.

Team results: Saint Joseph 606, PENN 550, Elkhart Central 409, Riley 171, Adams 131, Bremen 115, Mishawaka 106, Clay 103, New Prairie 72, Marian 53, Jimtown 9.

200 medley relay: 4. Penn (Alyssa Messenger, Megan Rach, Sharon Ni, Nicki Kilbourne) 1:56, 5. Penn (Abby Barnes, Isabelle Costa, Alyssa Richards, Sophia Darr) 1:57.

200 freestyle: 4. Gabby Costa (Penn) 2:02.02, 5. Madi Bottorff (P) 2:02.75.

200 individual medley: 4. Alyssa Messenger (P) 2:18.

50 freestyle: 1. Maddie Ziegert (P) 23.94, 5. Nicki Kilbourne (P) 26.22.

1-meter diving: 1. Bailey Betzer (P) 464.90.

100 butterfly: 4. Megan Rach (P) 1:03.81, 5. Logan Koszyk (P) 1:03.93.

100 freestyle: 1. Maddie Ziegert (P) 52.11, 5. Madi Bottorff (P) 56.50.

500 freestyle: 3. Gabby Costa (P) 5:23.

200 freestyle relay: 2. Penn (Nicki Kilbourne, Madi Bottorff, Gabby Costa, Maddie Ziegert) 1:40, 4. Penn (Megan Rach, Isabella Costa, Logan Koszyk, Sophia Darr) 1:45.29.

100 backstroke: 1. Alyssa Messenger (P) 59.82, 2. Sharon Ni (P) 1:02, 4. Abby Barnes (P) 1:04.20.

100 breaststroke: 4. Megan Rach (P) 1:12.14, 5. Isabella Costa (P) 1:12.96.

400 freestyle relay: 2. Penn (Alyssa Messenger, Madi Bottorff, Gabby Costa, Maddie Ziegert) 3:40. 4. Penn 3:51 (Sophia Darr, Sharon Ni, Alyssa Richards, Logan Koszyk).