Swimmers score sweep at home
April 8, 2014
Janosch Lancaster and Shelby Koontz won two individual events each to lead the way last weekend at home when the Douglas High boys and girls swimming and diving teams extended their unbeaten dual meet win streaks.
Lancaster sped to first-place in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100 freestyle plus he swam legs for first-place 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams as the Douglas boys outdistanced Bishop Manogue, 232-58, and Wooster, 263-24, during their double dual meet at the Carson Valley Swim Center.
And Koontz logged wins in both the 50 and 100 freestyle races in addition to swimming a leg for a first-place 200 freestyle relay team as the Tigers’ girls bested Manogue, 193-121, and Wooster, 239-70.
Douglas extended its streak of league dual meet victories — the girls team has now won 51 straight and the boys have won 36 in a row — on a season schedule leading to the Northern Division I Region Championships May 15-17. The diving finals will be held May 15 at the Carson Valley Swim Center and the swimming events on May 16-17 at the Carson Aquatic Center in Carson City,
In the diving competition held on Saturday in Minden, Douglas swept the boys 1-meter event with Jordan White (146.85 points), Zach Ingrey (127.75), Garret Seward (109.90), Cam Fricke and Tay Simms. Lindsey Johnson placed third in the girls diving (165.65) behind only Manogue’s Ally Cobncepcion and Mackenzie Caufield, who went 1-2 at last year’s state meet.
Lancaster, a senior, led a Douglas sweep in the 100 butterfly with his 1:00.07 effort. Adam Dack placed second (1:04.64) and C.J. Hill-Holeman third (1:07.86). Lancaster won the 100 freestyle in 53.20, followed closely by Justin Hight in second-place at 54.34.
Koontz, a sophomore, won the girls 50 freestyle by a margin of two seconds in 24.83 and the 100 freestyle by more than two seconds in 55.65. Erica Chappell was close behind for second-place in the 100 freestyle with a strong 57.94 effort. Koontz is the defending state champion in the 100 freestyle.
Douglas won the boys 200 freestyle relay by 10 seconds with a 1:34.28 clocking by Joe Sullivan, Lancaster, Josh and Kevin Smithen. The time would have been fast enough to place third at last year’s state meet (Douglas placed second).
Sullivan, Hight, Chen and Lancaster also combined to win the boys 400 freestyle relay in 3:48.47.
The Tigers also had success in the girls’ relays, including first-place in the girls 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.44 with Morefield, Gray, Erica Chappell and Koontz. Douglas placed second with the team of Duffy, Johnson, Gray and Rachel Chen in 1:57.08.
Freshman Kaila Duffy led a 1-2-3 sweep for Douglas in the girls 100 butterfly with a strong 1:03.69 clocking. Jordan Knowles (1:07.40) and Rocio Meza (1:14.20) placed second and third respectively.
Erica Chappell and Emma Gray went 1-2 in the girls 500 freestyle with respective times of 5:45.63 and 5:59.15. Audrey Muller was also seventh (7:13.77) in her first race at that distance.
Shaelin Morefield won the girls 200 freestyle in 2:01.57 in a duel against Donna dePolo of Bishop Manogue (2:01.79).
Kevin Smithen won the boys 200 freestyle in 1:58.96, followed by Ryan Chen (2:05.63) and Logan Killion (2:09.90).
Kevin Smithen placed second in the 500 freestyle with a 5:48.0 effort.