The Perry Summer Swim Team had 13 of their members earn at least one level of all-star status in a very successful 2016 season.
Iowa West Swim Conference All-Around All-Stars are required to earn a minimum of 180 out of a maximum of 225 possible points, and six PSST members reached the lofty status. Named to the highest level were Addison Huntington and Sophia McDevitt (both 9-10), Chase Archer and Drew Storey (both 13-14) and Haileigh Kenyon and Haley Vaughn (both 15-18).
IWSC Individual All-Stars had to earn at least 36 of 45 points in one event. Those honored included: Huntington (freestyle and breaststroke), McDevitt (backstroke, long freestyle and butterfly), Winey (fly), Jaylene Karolus (11-12, backstroke), Cristopher Gonzalez (11-12, free, long free), Archer (free, breaststroke and individual medley), Storey (backstroke, long free and fly), Kenyon (free, long free and backstroke) and Vaughn (breaststroke, fly, IM).
Perry All-Around All-Stars were required to be in the top 10 percent of the team points. Huntington and McDevitt, Archer and Storey and Kenyon and Vaughn received the designation Saturday.
Perry Individual All-Stars faced a mandate of scoring at least 30 of 45 possible points in one stroke. Making the grade were: Maddie McDevitt (8U, free, fly and backstroke), Huntington (free, breaststroke), Sophia McDevitt (backstroke, fly and long free), Garrett Winey (free, long free and fly), Jaylene Karolus (backstroke, breaststroke, long free, fly and IM), Gonzalez (free, long free), Dannah Karolus (13-14, free, long free), Archer (free, breaststroke and IM), Storey (backstroke, fly and long free), Kenyon (free, long free and backstroke), Vaughn (breaststroke, fly and IM), Connor Nielsen (15-18, breaststroke) and Ethan Winey (15-18, long free).
A new award this year was given to the three swimmers with the greatest time drops over the season, with Dessie Castillo (8U), Hailey Greiner (9-10) and Thad Stewart (9-10) honored.
Sportsmanship awards were given to one member of the girls team and one from the boys, with a pair of 8U swimmers noted this year, as Aleah Karolus and Townes Wilson were honored for their conduct.
Perry was third in the conference with a 7-2 dual meet record and finished third at Saturday’s IWSC meet, earning trophies for both results.
Along the way three team and one MCB pool record were broken. Sophia McDevitt reset the 9-10 girls long free team mark, with Garrett Winey breaking the old 9-10 boys standard in the long free. Senior Haileigh Kenyon — who helped coach the team along with Jim Prombo — goes out in style after establishing new team and MCB pool records in the long freestyle.
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