The Pennant

Kingsmen Athletics review Feb. 8-13

Penn Freshman Lily Christianson won a state championship in the 50 freestyle, and placed in three other events to highlight the Kingsmen Sports week.

Christianson placed second in the state in the 100 Breaststroke in 1:02.17, just .04 of a second off the winning time.

Penn’s 200 Freestyle Relay Team of Madison Bottorff, Nicole Kilbourne, Jordan Koszyk and Lily Christianson placed sixth in the state.

The Kingsmen 200 Medley Relay Team of Alyssa Messenger, Lily Christianson, Avery Woods and Madison Bottorff placed ninth in the state.

Penn’s 400 Freestyle Relay Team of Jordan Koszyk, Madison Bottorff, Avery Woods and Alyssa Messenger placed 14th in the state.

Alyssa Messenger placed 11th in the 100 Backstroke and Jordan Koszyk placed 14th in the 500 Freestyle.

Eight penn wrestlers qualified for the State Championships on Friday/Saturday, Feb. 19-20, in Indianapolis. Dylan Bennett, Bryce Denton, Matteo Vargo, James Smith, A.J. Steenbeke, Pate Eastin, Peyton Kendall and Brock Donati will wrestle under the bright lights of Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Eastin won the 170-pound championship to lead the Kingsmen effort at the East Chicago Semi-state.

The Penn Girls Basketball Season ended at the LaPorte Regional with a loss to Crown Point.

Trinity Clinton scored 21 points against Crown Point and became the all-time leading scorer in Penn Girls Basketball. She ended her career with 1,508 points.

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