A win’s a win but how you win can be the difference between squeaking by or a total domination.
Last Thursday night Oct. 5, the Jayettes chose the latter as they sunk the host Des Moines North Polar Bears with 103-41 victory.
At the 24 dual meet event the Jayettes recorded a total of eight varsity first place competitive finishes, three team and five individual.
Breanna Penenger, Perry senior, got the individual wins going when she breezed through the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:18.34. Teammate Anna Ridnour finished second with a 2:26.11.
Four events later it was Perry’s Martina Rade adding another first place win when she finished the 50 freestyle with a 29.08. Jayette Amanda Holwegner finished second with a 31.72.
Penenger was back on the platform for her bread and butter event, the 500 freestyle, where she claimed another first place win with a time of 6:01.16, a full 12.60 seconds better than second place winner Perry’s Sarah Vaughn.
The Jayettes garnered another top spot victory in the 100 backstroke when Vivian Gonzalez’s 1:19.14 led everyone including second place finisher Perry’s Avery Miner who clocked a 1:24.35.
Earlier second place winner Ridnour added to the squad’s first place totals when she claimed victory in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:27.13. Holwegner finished second at 1:27.31.
As a team Rade, Ridnour, Vaughn, and Abby Herman started Perry off right with a first place victory in the 200-medley relay with a combined time of 2:20.19.
The trio of Herman, Ridnour, Rade and this time Dannah Karolus would capture another top win when they combined for a time of 2:01.03 in the 200-freestyle relay.
In the night’s final event, the 400-freestyle relay, Vaughn, Miner, Karolus and Penenger solidified Perry’s domination when they out swam their host by almost 45 seconds with a time of 4:26.99.
The girls are back at the pool this Tuesday at the McCreary Center where they host Atlantic and Spencer H.S.