The Penn Girls Swim/Dive team dominated at the 2023 NIC championship with a winning score of 639. South Bend Adams placed second with 399.
Penn won 9 of the 12 events with Junior Star Lily Christianson taking two NIC records in the 200 Individual medley and the 100 backstroke. Christianson also sets a new school record in the 100 backstroke.
“I’m very happy with how we competed at NIC and I think it puts us in a great spot to improve at Sectionals. This team puts there all into practices and I can’t wait to see how we do and where we rank,” Christianson said.
Penn Junior Avery Woods agrees.
“Everyone has worked so hard this season and it really showed at NIC. We look really good coming up into Sectionals, everyone is in great shape. We’ll definitely have a ton of best times, and I can’t wait to watch everyone race,” Woods exclaimed.
The Lady Kingsmen remain undefeated and are looking to claim another Sectional Crown. Sectional Trials begin on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Penn High School.
Here are some of the other results from the NIC meet.
- 200- yard Medley Relay: Penn’s Avery Woods, Anika Guenther, Lily Christianson, Tory timeless place first with a time of 148.03.
- 200-Yard Freestyle: Sophomore Anika Guenther wins with a time of 1:55.80, and Penn’s Jordan Koszyk places 3rd with a time of 1:57.80.
- 200- Yard IM: Junior Lily Christianson places wins with a NIC record time of 2:04.16.
- 50-Yard Freestyle: Tory Temeles places 3rd with a time of 24.46
- 1-Meter Diving: Senior Ariana Beckham wins the diving with a score of 386.25.
- 100-Yard Butterfly: Libby Marion places 2nd with a time of 1:01.59.
- 100- Yard Freestyle: Senior Jordan Kozyk wins with a time of 54.14.
- 500- Yard Freestyle: Avery Woods places 2nd with a time of 5:14.07, Isabel Leader places 3rd with a time of 5:29.59.
- 200- Yard Freestyle Relay: Penn’s Tory Temeles, Anika Guenther, Avery Woods, Jordan Koszyk win with a time of 1:42.46.
- 100- Yard Backstroke: Junior Lily Christianson wins with an NIC and school record time of 56.33, Vanessa Domalewski places 3rd with a time of 1:02.41.
- 100-Yard Breaststroke- Sophomore Anika Guenther wins with a time of 1:07.41., Emma Hayes places 2nd with a time of 1:11.64.
- 400-Yard Freestyle Relay: Penn’s Jordan Koszyk, Ebba Fox, Avery Woods, Lily Christianson win with a time of 3:39.99.