Seven wins power NCMP past pair of rivals

Sep. 3—INDIANOLA — Peyton Ray grabbed four more wins, Harper Barton joined her for two relay victories and also won the 100 breaststroke and the Newton-Colfax-Mingo-Pella girls' swim team scored another win during a road triangular on Thursday.

The Aquagirls scored 91 points behind seven wins and four 1-2 finishes. Grinnell/BGM/Baxter came in second with 48 points and host Indianola scored 41 in third.

NCMP won all three relays and finished second seven times.

Peyton Ray

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Ray, Barton, Paige Benson and Addison Van Maanen did not post a season-best time, but the time of 3 minutes, 54.81 seconds won the race. NCMP's best time of 3:54.74 ranks eighth in the state.

Tori White, Brooke Linahon, Avery Meyer and Izzy Lane were second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:05.02.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Ray, Benson, Alex Riney and Van Maanen turned in a season-best time of 1:46.46 and that ranks seventh in Iowa.

NCMP was 1-3 in the 200 medley relay. The winning team of White, Barton, Lane and Ray posted a season-best time of 1:59.03 and Riney, Estella Allen, Benson and Linahon were third in 2:03.11.

Addison Van Maanen

Ray stayed unbeaten in the 200 freestyle this season. Her season-best time of 2:05.08 won the race and is the sixth-best in the state.

The Aquagirls were 1-2 in the 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke.

Riney (2:25.55) and Van Maanen (2:26.62) posted season-best times in the 200 IM and finished first and second, respectively.

White won the 100 backstroke in a season-best time of 1:03.58 and it ranks fifth in the state. Riney was the runner-up in 1:09.95.

Paige Benson

Barton won the 100 breaststroke in a season-best time of 1:11.05. That's currently the sixth-best time in Iowa. Allen posted a season-best time of 1:15.6 to place second.

White made her season debut in the 50 freestyle and finished second in 26.82 seconds.

Both Lane and Benson posted season-best times in the 100 butterfly. Lane edged Benson for second with times of 1:08.22 and 1:08.75, respectively.

The final runner-up finish came from Barton in the 100 freestyle. She turned in a season-best time of 57.64 seconds.

Meyer also had a season-best time in the 500 freestyle. She was third in the race in 6:17.21.

Tori White