Perry’s swim team recorded a 1-1 finish Tuesday night in a triple dual meet hosted by the Boone Toreadors.
At Boone the Jayettes (2-2) were able to muzzle the Algona Bulldogs 56-38 but had a tough time keeping their heads above water against the host in a 77-17 loss. Boone also defeated the Bulldogs 78-16
In their win the Jayettes recorded seven first place finishes - six individual and one team.
Two Jayettes were responsible for four individual top finishes and were a part of the only first place team win.
Breanna Penenger, senior, and Dannah Karolus, sophomore, led the squad against the Bulldogs.
In the 200 freestyle, Penenger’s time of 2:15.06 was over seven seconds better than Algona’s Kate Peasley. Penenger was just nine seconds behind Boone’s top swimmer. Perry teammate Avery Miner finished that that event fourth against Boone and second vs. Algona
It was the same results for Penenger in the 500 freestyle who swam a 6:06.59. Miner who swam a personal best time of 6:55.90 also recorded the same finishes as she did in the 200.
Karolus’ 2:44.07 in the 200-individual medley snagged her first place against the Bulldogs and third against the Toreadors. Perry junior Anna Ridnour finished second vs Algona and fourth against Boone.
For her second first place win, Karolus beat out the Algona’s swimmer by over a second while she finished almost seven seconds behind Boone for third in the 100 freestyle. Teammate Abby Herman finished fourth against the Toreadors and second versus the Bulldogs.
Other Jayettes first place finishers against Algona were Vivian Gonzalez in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:20.20 and Ridnour in the 100 breaststroke who swam a 1:28.23.
Perry’s only team first place finish was against the Bulldogs in the 400-freestyle relay where Penenger, Karolus, Miner and sophomore Sarah Vaughn recorded a time of 4:27.28. The team finished third against Boone.
The team is back at it on Thursday, Sept. 7, when they travel to Des Moines Roosevelt H.S. for a showdown versus the host and the Indians of Indianola.