By ANDREW SPALDING
Penn High’s Kingsmen girls swim team competed for state at the world famous IUPUI Natatorium last Friday and Saturday. The Kingsmen captured a fifth-place finish behind strong performances from Penn’s relay teams.
A fifth-place finish is quite incredible considering Indiana swimming is among the most competitive in the country. The Carmel girls swim team won their 31st consecutive state championship, with Chesterton coming in second. Penn’s state finish capped off a great season.
Kingsmen State Finals Results:
200 Medley Relay (Madilyn Ziegert, Kionna Clayton, Makenna Bottorff, Meagan Ronci) – 1:42.95 (3rd)
200 Freestyle- Kayla Molnar 1:53.74 (18th)
50 Freestyle- Madilyn Ziegert 23.57 (8th)
100 Butterfly- Makenna Bottorff 57.15 (15th), Taylor Bush 57.20 (17th)
100 Freestyle- Meagan Ronci 51.21 (5th)
500 Freestyle- Kayla Molnar 5:04.42 (14th)
200 Freestyle Relay (Meagan Ronci, Madilyn Ziegert, Sydney Acito, Makenna Bottorff) – 1:35.44 (4th)
100 Breastroke- Kionna Clayton 1:03.14 (4th)
400 Freestyle Relay (Meagan Ronci, Madilyn Ziegert, Kionna Clayton, Makenna Bottorff) – 3:27.19 (3rd)