“We’ve never started out the season 4-0 before!” said Perry High School swimming teach coach Jean Dowd, ecstatic over the strong start by the 11-member Bluejay squad.
Following victories over Algona High School Aug. 24 and Indianola High School Aug. 28, the PHS swimmers traveled to Des Moines Hoover High School Thursday in order to swim in a dual meet against both Hoover and Des Moines North High School.
The format of the meet had swimmers compete once with the meet scored three ways. Each team was allowed two entries per event.
Perry defeated Hoover 83 to 8, and they beat North 64-30, extending their unbeaten record to 4-0. The Bluejays also set five personal best times Thursday night.
The next action for the Jayette swimmers will be at home on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the McCreary Community Building at 6:30 p.m.
Hoover vs. North vs Perry – Aug. 31, 2023 – Dual Meet Scores
Perry High School Swim Team 64.00 – North High 30.00
Perry High School Swim Team 83.00 – Hoover High School 8.0
North High Women Swimming 69.00 – Hoover High School 16.0
Madeline McDevitt, Addison Huntington, Jazmine Johnson, Cali Hernandez, 2:30.06, 2nd overall
Lilly Riley, Quin Mahler-Moreno, Sophia McDevitt, Aleah Karolus, 2:06.39, 1st overall
Emily Dowd, 2:22.98, 2nd overall
Jenna Nelson, 2:19.26, 1st overall
200 Individual Medley
Addison Huntington, 2:53.04, 2nd against Hoover, 3rd against North
Sophia McDevitt, 2:26.22, 1st overall
50 Freestyle JV
Lydia Nelsen, 40.81, 2nd overall, personal best time
Cali Hernandez, 34.85, 1st overall, personal best time
50 Free Varsity
Madeline McDevitt, 32.01, 3rd North, 2nd against Hoover
Aleah Karolus, 27.80, 1st overall, personal best time
Jazmine Johnson, 1:32.07, 3rd against North
Sophia McDevitt, 1:06.87. 1st overall
100 Freestyle JV
Lydia Nelsen, 1:37.92, 1st against Hoover
100 Freestyle Varsity
Aleah Karolus, 1:03.09. 3rd against 3rd North, 2nd against Hoover
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 56.19, 1st overall, personal best time
Emily Dowd, 6:28.62, 2nd against North
Lilly Riley, 6:09.69, 1st against North
200 Freestyle Relay
Madeline McDevitt, Lydia Nelson, Cali Hernandez, Jazmine Johnson, 2:21.50, 3rd against North, 2nd against Hoover
Addison Huntington, Jenna Nelson, Emily Dowd, Lilly Riley, 1:58.19, 2nd against North, 1st against Hoover
Madeline McDevitt, 1:21.41, 4th against North, 2nd against Hoover
Quin Mahler-Moreno, 1:07.34, 2nd against North, 1st against Hoover
Jenna Nelson, 1:24.36, 2nd overall
Addison Huntington, 1:22.42, 1st overall, personal best time
400 Freestyle Relay
Jenna Nelson, Cali Hernandez, Jazmine Johnson, Emily Dowd, 4:47.00, 3rd against North, 2nd against Hoover
Aleah Karolus, Lilly Riley, Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno, 4:03.45, 1st overall