ATLANTIC — The trend in recent seasons for three-team swim meets has been to use a double-dual format, one in which each school is scored independently against each opponent.
However, Tuesday’s three-team outing in Atlantic was scored “old school” style as a traditional triangular. Spencer won the event with 76 points, with Perry scoring 60 points and Atlantic 28.
Despite being outnumbered more than 3-to-1 Perry nearly topped Spencer, doing so on the strength of wins in 7-of-11 events. In a triangular, points are awarded to up to the first five finishers in an individual event and to the first three relays to finish. A team can place twice in a relay but only twice in an individual event.
Senior Jaylene Karolus won the 100 butterfly in a personal best 1 minute, 2.37 seconds and the 50 free in 26.26, with Lily Riley second in the 50 in 30.22.
Sophia McDevitt also won twice, claiming the 200 IM in 2:26.79 and the 100 backstroke in 1:08.82, with Zoe Hibbert fourth in the latter in 1:15.85.
Also claiming a pair of individual wins was Quin Mahler-Moreno, who claimed the 100 breaststroke in a personal best 1:11.27 and the 500 free in 5:33.88. Emily Dowd touched sixth in the former in 1:40.62 while Riley was third in the latter in 6:21.14.
Hibbert and Jenna Nelson were 4-5 in the 100 free in 1:03.02 and 1:08.15, respectively, while Nelson touched third and Dowd sixth in the 200 free in 2:20.83 and 2:34.63.
Karolus, McDevitt, Mahler-Moreno and Hibbert won the 400 free relay in 3:59.55, with the same foursome second in the 200 medley relay at 2:02.01. The 200 free relay unit of Nelson, Dowd, Riley and Hailey Peterson was fourth in 2:13.08.