Perry swimmers split Tuesday triangular

Perry swimmers, from left, Dannah Karolus, Amanda Holwegner, Abby Herman and Anna Ridnour share a moment before the start of the 200 freestyle relay in Boone Tuesday. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.

BOONE — Host Boone posted wins over both Perry and Algona Tuesday, with Perry defeating Algona in a three-team format that calls for each team to be scored separately against each opponent.

Boone was a 77-17 winner over Perry and a 78-16 victor against Algona, with Perry claiming a 56-38 decision over Algona.

The Perry 200 medley foursome of Vivian Gonzalez, Anna Ridnour, Sarah Vaughn and Abby Herman finished 3-2 (results against Boone, Algona) in 2 minutes, 20.86 seconds, with the 200 freestyle quartet of Ridnour, Herman, Amanda Holwegner and Danna Karolus 3-2 in 2:04.2. The 400 free relay unit of Vaughn, Karolus, Avery Miner and Breanna Penenger were 3-1 in 4:27.28.

Perry sophomore Avery Miner exults in the Boone pool Tuesday after finishing the 500 freestyle in under seven minutes for the first time. Miner has competed at the distance only three times in her prep career. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.

Penenger and Miner were the two Perry entrants in both the 200 and 500 free events. Penenger was 2-1 in the former in 2:15.06, with Miner second to Algona in 2:31.1. Penenger’s season-best 6:06.59 was 2-1 in the 20-lap 500 free while Miner placed second to Algona in 6:55.9, her first sub-seven minute time in only her third competitive swim at the distance.

Karolus was 3-1 in the 200 individual medley in 2:44.07, with Ridnour second to Algona in 2:31.1 in the event. Herman was 3-3, in 30.93, in the 50 free, with Karolus 3-1 in the 100 free in 1:06.4 while Herman was second to Algona in 1:07.63.

A clocking of 1:21.68 placed Vaughn 3-2 in the 100 butterfly, with Gonzalez third to Algona in 1:25.88. Gonzalez was 3-1, in 1:20.2, in the 100 backstroke, with Vaughn close behind and placing second against Algona in 1:20.4. Ridnour was 2-1 in the 100 breaststroke — the final individual event at meets — in 1:28.23.

Perry will be action today (Sept. 7) at Des Moines Roosevelt in another double-dual, with Indianola also to compete. The Jayettes will then be off for more than a week before competing Sept. 16 at the Fort Dodge Invitational.

Perry senior Vivian Gonzalez competes in the 100 backstroke at Boone Tuesday. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.


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