PSST swimmers cap regular season with trio of victories

PSST members await their next event at the McCreary Community Building Pool during a recent meet. Photo courtesy Jim Dowd.

The Perry Summer Swim Team blasted visiting Glidden, 443-84, to end their regular season July 6. The win followed a 346-201 PSST win at Manning July 1 and a 306-273 win at Denison June 29.

The hosts were dominant in the McCreary Community Building Pool July 6, with numerous swimmers posting five victories.

Sophia McDevitt, Jaylene Karolus, Quin Mahler-Moreno (all 15-18), Aleah Karolus and Zoe Hibbert (both 13-14), Kilee Hughes (9-10), and Lillian Lucht (8U) all had quintuple wins for the Perry girls.

Five-time winners for the PSST boys were Boomer Deardorff (swimming at 15-18), Townes Wilson (11-12), and Renaud Deardorff (8U).

Jenna Nelson (15-18) had two wins, as did Madeline McDevitt and Lily Riley (both 13-14), with Ellie Hughes and Fiorella Oliver double-winners at 11-12 while Jazmine Johnson and Charlee Cromwell also had wins at 11-12.

Kendee Cromwell won three times at 9-10, with Berkley Rowe and Maya Anderson (both 9-10) winning twice while 8U racers Izzy Nelsen, Collins Brelsford, Mora Moreno, and Tiernee Cromwell winning once.

Boys 15-18 racers Andrew Dowd, Sam Ridnour and Riese Archer each collected four wins, with 11-12 speedsters Brock Rowe winning four times and Sebastian Oliver and Bryan Anderson twice each.

Adria Quijas and Dysen Deardorff each had four wins at 9-10 for the PSST boys, with Guthrie Wilson and Dexter Moe both winning twice.

Ray Hughes won three times at 8U, with Matthew McDevitt and Jadiel Pena-Barrios winning two times apiece and Luke Rowe once.

Perry was coming off a July 1 win at Manning, where Sophia McDevitt, Jaylene Karolus, and Quin Mahler-Moreno all won five times in the 15-18 group, with Jenna Nelson part of two relay wins.

Zoe Hibbert and Aleah Karolus had five wins as well at 13-14, with Lily Riley and Madeline McDevitt (both 13-14) double-winners while Ellie Hughes collected a win at 11-12 and Lillian Lucht four wins at 8U.

Andrew Dowd (3) and Riese Archer (2) won at 15-18 for the PSST boys, with Diego Diaz-Cardenas a triple-winner at 13-14. Townes Wilson collected five wins at 11-12, with Brock Rowe winning four times, Boomer Deardorff three times and Bryan Anderson twice, the later trio all at 11-12.

Dysen Deardorff won four times at 9-10, with fellow group members Dexter Moe, Aiden Hibbert, and Adria Quijas all posting two victories.

At 8U five wins came from Renaud Deardorff, three from Ray Hughes, two from Luke Rowe and Matthew McDevitt and one from Jadiel Pena-Barrios.

Points were harder to come by against host Denison June 29, but Perry managed to prevail and return home with the dual victory.

The 15-18 powerhouse trio of Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno, and Jaylene Karolus each went for five wins, with critical relay member Jenna Nelson adding two wins.

Zoe Hibbert was first five times at 13-14, with Aleah Karolus, Madeline McDevitt and Lily Riley each winning two times.

Kilee Hughes had a win at 9-10, with twin wins picked up by 8U swimmers Lillian Lucht, Izzy Nelsen, Mora Moreno, Tiernee Cromwell and Afton Meyers.

Andrew Dowd had five first-place finishes for the 15-18 boys, with Riese Archer collecting four wins and Sam Ridnour and Diego Diaz-Cardenas (swimming up an age group) both winning twice.

Three wins at 11-12 went to Townes Wilson, with Bryan Anderson, Boomer Deardorff, and Brock Rowe two-time winners in the age group.

Renaud Deardorff had four victories at 8U and Ray Hughes two, with Matthew McDevitt, Luke Rowe, and Jadiel Pena-Barrios each winning once.


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