The saying goes, records are meant to be broken, and that was exactly what happened on this past Tuesday when Jayettes’ swimmers, seniors Breanna Penenger and Vivian Gonzalez accomplished.
At home at the McCreary Center against Spencer and Atlantic H.S. the duo rewrote their personal records when they each finished their individual event with new personal best times.
“Breanna and Vivian both had an excellent night,” Perry’s head coach Jean Dowd said. “Breanna did her first sub six minute 500. You would have to go back to the record books to 1999 to have anyone who swam in faster for Perry. Vivian had a very large time drop in the 100 Fly, 1:21.88.”
Penenger reached the end of her swim 2.38 seconds than her previous best with a time of 5:58.17 for first place against Spencer but second versus Atlantic.
As Dowd stated it’s been almost 20 years since Janae Weiser, Perry alumni, swam the 500 better with a time of 5:51.56.
Gonzalez’s new personal best was almost a full 4 seconds, 3.43, better than her previous performance. She finished second versus Atlantic and third against Spencer.
Despite the individual performances the Jayettes ended their evening falling to Spencer 62-32 and Atlantic 81-13. Atlantic also beat out Spencer 65-29.
Perry’s lone first place overall finish came from sophomore Avery Miner in the junior varsity 200 backstroke where she swam a 1:24.23.
The squad is back in their home pool on Oct. 16 when they host the Algona Bulldogs and Carroll Tigers.