PAWS opens season Saturday with visit to Boone

The Perry Area Swim Team opened their season Saturday at Boone, with these youngsters waiting to be called to the blocks for their next race. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.

BOONE, Iowa —  The 2021-2022 swim season started Saturday for the Perry Area Winter Swim (PAWS) team with a visit to Boone, with Manning also attending.

Kilee Hughes (9-10 girls), Lyle Jacobsen (8U boys) and Isaac Winey (11-12 boys) all had five wins for Perry.

Multiple wins were common for Perry, with girls 9-10 racers Isabella Stein and Jessa Hellman and 11-12 swimmers Aleah Karolus and Rylee Robson all had four wins. Triple wins were recorded by Meranda Gruber (11-12), Emily Dowd (15-18) and Ava Jablonski (15-18).

Raelyn Knudsen (8U), Averi Jablonski and Lillian Lucht (both 9-10), Meredith Arganbright (11-12), Elana Baumert (13-14) and Lily Riley and Addison Laughery (both 15-18) all had two wins. Claiming single victories were Sophie Stein, Afton Meyers and Trinity Stonehocker (all 8U) and Lauren Riley (9-10).

Sam Ridnour and Garrett Winey (both 15-18) had quadruple wins for the PAWS boys, with Ray Hughes (8U), Dysen Deardorff (9-10) and Collin Stringham (13-14) posting three wins apiece.

Double-wins were collected by Luke Rowe (8U), Renaud Deardorff, Meyer Chance and Deacan Crawley (all 9-10), Andrew Baumert and Brock Rowe (both 11-12) and Connor Larsen (15-18), with Jadiel Pena-Barnes and Graham Clark (both 8U), Eli McCarty (9-10) and Bryan Anderson and Adrian Quijas (both 11-12) all winning once.

PAWS will return to action Dec. 11 when they host Boone, Grinnell and Knoxville and the McCreary Community Building pool.


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