Perry swimmers split double-dual with Newton and Oskaloosa

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Perry senior Breanna Penenger speeds to victory in the 200 freestyle against visiting Newton and Oskaloosa Tuesday at the MCB pool.


The Perry girls swimmers returned to their home pool for the first time in almost a month Tuesday when they hosted Newton and Oskaloosa for a double-dual. The format used called for each team to be scored against each opponent separately.

Newton (who shares with both Colfax-Mingo and Pella) topped Perry, 64-30, and Oskaloosa, 83-11, with Perry a 57-35 head-to-head winner over Oskaloosa.

Perry was third against Newton and second to Oskaloosa in the 200 medley relay, with Vivian Gonzalez, Anna Ridnour, Sarah Vaughn and Amanda Holwegner touching in 2 minutes, 21.43 seconds.

Anna Ridnour competes in the 200 individual medley for Perry Tuesday.

The Jayettes were second to Newton and topped Oskaloosa in the 200 free relay as Ridnour, Holwegner, Abby Herman and Dannah Karolus combined to finish in 2:00.89. The Perry quartet of Vaughn, Gonzalez, Karolus and Breanna Penenger were 2-1 (against Newton/Oskaloosa) in the 400 free relay with a clocking of 4:26.92.

Penenger won the 200 free in a personal-best 2:13.56, with Avery Miner 3-2 in 2:35.58 while Karolus was 2-1 (2:39.9) and Ridnour 3-2 (2:44.55) in the 200 individual medley.

Herman had a personal-best (PB) time of 29.41 to tie for second against Newton and beat Oskaloosa in the 50 free, with Holwegner third to Oskaloosa in 31.21.

Karolus was 2-1, in 1:13.91, and Gonzalez 3-2, in a PB of 1:25.31, in the 100 butterfly, with Herman 2-1 in a PB of 1:06.48 while Miner was second to Oskaloosa in the race in 1:11.53.

Avery Miner races through the final stretch of the 200 freestyle.

Penenger touched with a season-best 6:01.54 to place 2-1 in the 500 free, with Vaughn tallying a PB of 6:13.61 to place 3-2 in the event.

Gonzalez was third against both visiting teams in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:19.12, with Ridnour 2-1, in 1:26.01, and Holwegner second to Oskaloosa, in 1:31.84, in the 100 breaststroke.

Perry also received a PB from freshman Shekynah Haworth, who posted a 1:44.69 in the junior varsity 100 backstroke.

The Perry swimmers will not see competition until Tuesday, when they will join Oskaloosa and Williamsburg for a meet in Grinnell. Perry will then visit Des Moines North Oct. 5.

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