Jayette swimmers speed to fifth win of season

The Perry swim team and coaches are becoming quite familiar with the PHS Victory Bell, which they rang for the fifth time this season after defeating visiting Algona Tuesday. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.

Veteran head coach Jean Dowd took the opportunity to tweak her lineup Tuesday, and the results were as pleasant as could be expected, as Perry posted a 90-51 win over Algona at the McCreary Community Building pool.

The quartet of Zoe Hibbert, Jaylene Karolus, Quin Mahler-Moreno, and Sophia McDevitt, won the 200 medley relay in 2 minutes, 4.2 seconds, and the 400 freestyle relay in 4:02.21 while Emily Dowd, Jenna Nelson, Lilly Riley, and Hibbert posted a season-best 2:02.01 in the 200 free relay.

McDevitt (2:09.89), Nelson (2:24.1), and Dowd (2:25.1) were 1-2-3 in the 200 free, with Hibbert (27.95), Riley (29.71), and Hailey Peterson (38.73) were 1-2-5 in the 50 free. Riley and Peterson both had personal-best times in the race.

Karolus won both the 200 IM (2:25.85) and 100 butterfly (1:03.04), with Mahler-Moreno (57.52) first and Nelson second (1:05.9, a PB) in the 100 free.

Riley won the 500 free in a PB of 6:17.78, with Mahler-Moreno claiming the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.22 while McDevitt and Dowd were 1-4 in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.5 and 1:26.91, respectively.

Perry will resume competition Sept. 23 with a visit to Fort Dodge, with Algona also expected to attend.



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