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Penn wins IHSAA Girls' Swimming Sectional

February 13, 2014
By Greg Humnicky of Northern Indiana Conference

IHSAA Girls' Swimming Sectional RESULTS:

Penn secured their 12th consecutive and 23rd gilr's swimming sectional championship with a solid showing at the Riley pool on Saturday, Feb. 8. Penn won 7 of the 12 events and finished 2nd in the 5 they didn't win. Penn's Bethany Galat, the NIC MVP won two individual events (200 IM and 100 Breaststroke) and was on a leg of the winning 200 medley relay. Bremen's Katie Lafferty was a double winner (50 Free and 100 Free) SB Riley's Abigail Kirkpatrick won the 100 Fly and teammate Lydia Thibault won the 100 Back. St. Joseph's Samantha Reese defended her Diving championship. Penn also 1st places from Kayla Molnar in the 200 Free, Emily Meckstroth in the 500 Free. Penn captured all three relay titles. Penn's Bethany Galat is the defending state champion in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke.

The Riley and Adams 200 medley relay teams qualified for the state finals as their times were in the top 32 in the state. Additional state final qualifiers include Penn's Emily Meckstroth in the 200 Free, Penn has Annie Spalding in the 50 Free, Casey Ziegert in the 100 Free, Kayla Molnar & Taylor Bush in the 500 Free, Spalding and Kim Hochstedler in the 100 Breaststroke with Riley's Abigail Kirkpatrick.

2014 Riley Girls' Swim Sectional Team Scores  
Place School Points  
1 Penn 551 points  
2 St. Joseph 344  
3 SB Riley 290  
4 SB Adams 266  
5 New Prairie 204  
6 Bremen 203  
7 Mishawaka 118  
8 Marian 77  
9 SB Clay 63  
10 SB Washington 54  
  200  Medley Relay Penn 1:46.13
1 Annie Spalding Bethany Galat  
  Anna Darr Casey Ziegert  
  200 Freestyle    
1 Kayla Molnar Penn 1:52.32
  200 Individual Medley    
1 Bethany Galat Penn 2:03.01
  50 Freestyle    
1 Katie Lafferty Bremen :23.78
1 Samantha Reese St. Joseph 472.15
2 Danielle Forbes Penn 423.00
3 Lindsey Staszewski St. Joseph 382.65
4 Alexis Dodge Penn 355.15
      Top 4 advance to Diving Regional  
  100 Butterfly    
1 Abigail Kirkpatrick SB Riley :57.92
  100 Freestyle    
1 Katie Lafferty Bremen :52.18
  500 Freestyle    
1 Emily Mecksroth Penn 4:57.12
  200 Free Relay Penn 1:38.35
1 Casey Ziegert Annie Spalding  
  Leeann Cecil Emily Meckstroth  
  100 Backstroke    
1 Lydia Thibault SB Riley 1:00.13
  100 Breaststroke    
1 Bethany Galat Penn 1:02.07
  400 Free Relay Penn 3:36.07
1 Kayla Molnar Casey Ziegert  
  Emily Meckstroth Kimberly Hochstedler
  CONCORD Girls' swimming Sectional  
1 Wawasee 410  
6 Elkhart Central 197  
  No Elkhart Central swimmers won a sectional event.
  11 schools participated at Concord  

IHSAA Girl's Diving Regional

Tuesday, Feb 11 at Penn

St. Joseph's Samantha Reese won the Diving Regional at Penn on Tuesday to advance to the State Finals. Penn's Danielle Forbes finished 5th and St. Joseph's Lindsey Staszewski got an 8th place to advance to the State Finals on Saturday.

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