Jayettes fall to Indians but post another strong showing

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Perry's Emily Dowd swims in the 100 backstroke at Indianola Thursday. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.


INDIANOLA — Perry suffered a 105-61 loss to host Indianola in girls swimming action Thursday, but the Jayettes continue to show improvement and both team and individual strength in multiple events.

Perry (4-3) did not compete in the 200 freestyle relay, but won both the medley relay (in 2 minutes, 3.11 seconds) and the 400 free relay (in a season-best 3:56.25). Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno, Jaylene Karolus, and Zoe Hibbert swam both events for the guests.

The Jayettes also won six of the eight individual races.

Karolus claimed the 100 butterfly in a personal-best 1:02.85, with Karolus first (25.71) and Hibbert fifth (27.04) in the 50 free while Mahler-Moreno won the 100 breaststroke (1:12.39) and the 500 free (5:21.16). Lilly Riley had a personal-best 6:19.1 in the latter to finish fifth.

McDevitt was first in the 100 backstroke with a new PB of 1:06.43, with Emily Dowd fourth in 1:25.88, also a new personal standard, while a clocking of 2:26.71 placed McDevitt first in the 200 IM.

Riley was fourth (2:21.76) and Dowd fifth (2:36.52) in the 200 free, with Hibbert touching fourth in the 100 free (1:01.73).

Perry returns to action Tuesday with a visit from Algona.

Anchoring the 200 medley relay for Perry Thursday in Indianola was Zoe Hibbert. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.
Lilly Riley competes in the 500 freestyle for Perry at Indianola Thursday. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.

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