The Perry High School swim team competed Saturday in the 2023 Ames High School swimming and diving invitational tournament, capturing fifth place among the nine teams in competition.
“It was quite a day for Perry swimming,” said PHS Head Coach Jean Dowd, “with 12 personal best swims in individual event or first relay legs, and all three relays had season best times!’
Tournament host Ames High School won the meet with 613.5 points. Northfield High Gold from Minnesota took second place with 460 points, and third place went to Linn-Mar with 324. Cedar Rapids Kennedy captured fourth place with 318, and Perry took fifth with 205 points. Rounding out the field were West Des Moines Valley in sixth at 187.5, Indianola in seventh at 103, Des Moines Roosevelt capturing eighth with 78 and Northfield High-Maroon in ninth place with 26 points. Diving points for four schools were included in the meet totals.
Cali Hernandez, Addison Huntington, Jenna Nelson, Emily Dowd, 2:13.83, season best relay time, finishing 12th out of 21 teams, scoring 10 points. Hernandez had a personal best time of 38.64 on her backstroke leg, dropping -3.24 seconds.
Lilly Riley, 2:08.30, 5th place out of 22, scoring 14 points, personal best time, dropping -.36.
200 Individual Medley
Addison Huntington, 2:46.45, 16th out of 23, scoring 1 point.
Sophia McDevitt, 2:22.30, 6th out of 23, scoring 13 points.
Emily Dowd, 28.36, 11th out of 27, scoring 6 points, personal best time, dropping .24
Jenna Nelson, 27.94,10th out of 27, scoring 7 points, personal best time, dropping -1.42
Aleah Karolus, 26.44, 5th out of 27, scoring 14 points, personal best time, dropping -.40
Aleah Karolus, 1:12.73, 11th out of 21. Scoring 6 points, personal best time, dropping -1.50.
Sophia McDevitt, 1:03.54, 4th out of 21, scoring 15 points.
Cali Hernandez, 1:12.82 personal best time, dropping -.64.
Lilly Riley, 58.71, 58.71. 10th out of 25, personal best time, dropping -1.97.
Emily Dowd, 6:14.47, 14th out of 23, scoring 3 points
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 5:17.42, 1st place medal out of 25 swimmers scoring 20 points
200 Freestyle Relay
Aleah Karolus, Lilly Riley, Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno, 1:46.55, 3rd place medal out of 22, scoring 32 points, season best relay time, dropping -3.21.
Cali Hernandez, 1:24.56, 23rd out of 26, personal best time, dropping -.64.
Jenna Nelson, 1:16.45, 17th out of 26, personal best time, dropping -.93.
Addison Huntington, 1:18.69, 11th place out of 23, scoring 6 points, personal best time, dropping -2.54.
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 1:07.98, 2nd place medal out of 23 swimmers, scoring 17 points.
400 Freestyle Relay
Aleah Karolus, Lilly Riley, Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno, 3:52-71, 2nd place out of 22 teams, season best relay team. Karolus’ lead off relay time of 1:00.59 was a personal best time for her, dropping -.60.