The Algona and Grinnell swim teams visited the McCreary Community Building pool Tuesday for a triple-dual with host Perry. Algona topped Perry, 60-33, and Grinnell, 57-37, with Grinnell edging Perry, 50-42.
Perry’s times were slower than expected, a clear indication of a team that had not spent much time in the pool of late. Homecoming activities last week played havoc with the Jayette practice schedule, with the team having less than one-quarter the normal amount of time in the pool, the results of which were evident Tuesday.
Senior Haley Vaughn was honored for her four years with the program during a scheduled break in the meet. Vaughn was first against both teams in the 100 backstroke in 1 minute, 11.82 seconds, with her freshman sister, Sarah, placing third to Algona and second to Grinnell in the event in 1:19.68. Haley Vaughn had earlier placed 2-1 (against Algona and Grinnell, respectively) in the 200 individual medley in 2:30.59.
Breanna Penenger was 1-1 in the 500 free in 6:15.11 and in the 200 free in 2:18.88, with Anna Ridnour 2-2 in the 200 in 2:26.59. Ridnour was 2-1 in the final individual race of the meet, the 100 breaststroke, in 1:28.96.
Dannah Karolus was 3-3 in the 50 free in 30.27 and 3-2 in the 100 free in 1:08.17. Avery Miner swam in both races, finishing in 32.59 and 1:11.49, respectively.
The Jayette foursome of Miner, Penenger and the Vaughn sisters were 2-2 in the 200 medley relay in 2:23.48, with Ridnour, Karolus and the Vaughn girls 2-2 in the 200 free relay in 1:59.49.
Sarah Vaughn, Miner, Karolus and Penenger teamed to finish 2-1 in the 400 free relay in 4:34.1. Perry left the 100 butterfly open.
Perry hosts Des Moines North and Des Moines Hoover Thursday. The meet will serve as the teams’ “Think Pink” event to draw awareness to the battle against cancer.