The Perry High School swimmers pulled out all the stops when they competed Saturday in the 2023 Regional Swim Meet in Ames, setting numerous personal best times and breaking several school records.
Six regional meets were held across the state over the weekend, with winners advancing to statewide competition.
PHS junior Quin Mahler-Moreno advanced to the state meet in the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Breaststroke, breaking her own school records in both events.
PHS senior Sophia McDevitt advanced to the state meet in the 100 Butterfly.
The 200 Free and 400 Free Relays also qualified for state competition, breaking the previous PHS school records for in both events.
Perry finished in sixth place overall for the day, with host team Ames finishing first with 512 points, Sioux City West taking second place with 358 points, Carroll in third with 246 points, Ft. Dodge fourth with 233, Marshalltown fifth with 266, Perry sixth with 196, Boone seventh with 169, Oskaloosa eighth with 107 and Des Moines Hoover ninth with seven points.
A total of 16 personal best times were set in individual events by PHS swimmers.
Madeline McDevitt, Addison Huntington, Jenna Nelson, Emily Dowd 2:212.44, 8th place, season best relay time
Jenna Nelson 2:12.62, 13th place, personal best time
Lilly Riley 2:08.29, 7th, personal best time
Quin Mahler-Moreno 1:55.28, 2nd place medal on the podium, personal best time, new school record, advanced to state with her Auto-Qualifying time.
200 Individual Medley
Addison Huntington 2:44.47, personal best time
Sophia McDevitt 2:21.22, 8th place, personal best time
Jazmine Johnson 29.65, personal best time
Emily Dowd 28.30, 15th place, personal best time
Aleah Karolus 26.05, 8th place, personal best time
Sophia McDevitt 1:02.57, 5th place on the podium, personal best time, advanced to the state meet
Jenna Nelson 1:02.03, 16th place, personal best time
Aleah Karolus 58.16, 10th place, personal best time
Lilly Riley 57.71, 8th place, personal best time
Jazmine Johnson, 6:56.24, personal best time
Emily Dowd, 6:07.54, 11th place, personal best time
200 Freestyle Relay
Aleah Karolus, Lilly Riley, Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno 1:44.14, 6th place, on the podium, setting a new school record and earning them a trip to the state meet.
Cali Hernandez 1:25.41
Madeline McDevitt 1:19.59, season best time
Addison Huntington 1:18.26, 11th place, personal best time
Quin Mahler-Moreno 1:06.59, 5th place, podium finish, personal best time, new school record, advanced to state with her Auto-Qualifying time.
400 Freestyle Relay
Lilly Riley, Aleah Karolus, Sophia McDevitt, Quin Mahler-Moreno 3:47.20, 3rd place medal, podium finish, setting a new school record and earning them a trip to the state meet.