Perry swimmers shine at State meet in Marshalltown

PHS swimmers in the 200 Free Relay finals, from left, Sophia McDevitt, Aleah Karolus, Lilly Riley and Quin Mahler-Moreno, enter the Marshalltown natatorium. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd

The Perry High School Swim Team successfully competed at the two-day State swim meet held in Marshalltown on Friday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 11. Perry High School tied for 19th place with Grinnell out of the 29 teams scoring.

Day One: Nov. 10

200 Freestyle
Quin Mahler-Moreno 1:54.35, placing 6th, advancing to finals.  This time was a Personal Best Time and a New School Record.

100 Butterfly
Sophia McDevitt, 1:02.25, Personal Best Time, placing 25th

100 Breaststroke
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 1:05.62, placing 10th, advancing to finals. This time was a Personal Best time and a New School Record.

Day Two: Nov. 11

200 Freestyle
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 1:54.52 place 8th, scoring 11 points for Perry.

200 Freestyle Relay
Quin Mahler Moreno, Lilly Riley, Aleah Karolus, Sophia McDevitt, 1:44.47, placing 26th

100 Breaststroke
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 1:06.70, placed 12th, scoring 5 points for Perry.

400 Freestyle Relay
Lilly Riley, Aleah Karolus, Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno, 3:48.98, placing 20th

There were 29 teams scoring at the state meet:

  • Waukee 1st place with 381 points
  • Dowling Catholic 2nd
  • Davenport Central 3rd
  • West DM Valley 4th
  • Ames 5th
  • Iowa City West 6th
  • Cedar Falls 7th
  • Sioux City West 8th
  • Ankeny 9th
  • Pleasant Valley 10th
  • Johnston 11th
  • Cedar Rapids Kennedy 12th
  • Bettendorf 13th
  • Iowa City-City High 14th
  • Dubuque Senor 15th
  • Carroll 16th
  • Lin-mar 17th
  • Marshalltown 18th
  • Perry and Grinnell tied for 19th
  • Ft Dodge and Mason City tied for 21st
  • Ottumwa and Newton tied for 24th
  • Spencer and Waterloo West tied for 25th
  • Dubuque Wahlert 27th
  • SE Polk and Lewis Central tied 28th

There were 32 divers at the State Meet as well, whose scores were included in the final team scores.

PHS Head Swim Coach Jean Dowd was recognized with a service award by the Iowa High School Swim Coaches Association for 25 years of service.


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