Regional meet next for Perry swimmers

Jeff WebsterSports Editor
Regional meet next for Perry swimmers

Seniors Hailee Dencklau, Shaleah Ewing, Shannon Hellyer and Taylor Wieland swam in the final home meet of their prep careers when Perry hosted Algona and Carroll for a double-dual swim meet at the MCB pool Monday.

Perry topped Algona, 49-45, but fell to Carroll, 57-34. Carroll swept the event by besting Algona, 63-31.

Haileigh Kenyon sped to wins over both Carroll and Algona in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, touching in 27.44 seconds and 1 minute, 1.16 seconds, respectively.

Ewing was second to Carroll and first against Algona in the 100 butterfly in 1:13.01, with Ewing 2/1 and Haley Vaughn 3/2 in the 200 individual medley in 2:33.73 and 2:39.34 while Dencklau placed 3/2 in the 200 free in 2:28.82. Dencklau and Vaughn each had personal best efforts in the aforementioned events.

Wieland had a 3/1 effort of 1:25.12 in the 100 breaststroke, with Lourdes Marquez third against both opponents in the 100 backstroke with a clocking of 1:33.25. The duo also swam in the 500 free, with Wieland 3/1 in 6:34.82 while Marquez was second against Algona in 7:35.54.

Perry began the meet by besting both foes in the 200 medley relay as Ewing, Wieland, Kenyon and Vaughn teamed to finish in 2:12.28.

Ewing, Dencklau, Vaughn and Kenyon cut two seconds off their season-best in the 200 free relay by finishing in 1:57.69, a time which topped both opposing teams.

Perry capped the meet with a 2/2 finish in the 400 free relay, with Vaughn, Marquez, Dencklau and Wieland clocking in at 4:45.07.

The Jayettes will now prepare for their regional meet in Fort Dodge Nov. 2.