Swimming & Diving: Douglas senior shines at Aqua 5

The annual Zephyr League Aqua 5 - an event that pits the region's high school swimmers against each other in an aquatic pentathlon - became a showcase for the Douglas High swimming program on Saturday at the Carson Valley Swim Center.

The Tigers ended up placing four in the top 10 overall girls' swimmers and three in the top 10 boys' standings.

The highlight of the day was Douglas senior Haley VonSchottenstein, who continued her stellar season by winning four of the five individual events, along with the overall title by nearly 10 full seconds.

She won the 50 free (25.14), 100 fly (1:00.29), 100 free (57.03) and the 100 breaststroke (1:09.54). Her combined time was 4:38.60. The second-place finisher had a combined 4:48.14.

Douglas' Michelle Forman was third with a 4:52.74, Meagan Skilling was fourth at 4:56.01 and Sarah Koontz was 10th at 5:17.53.

Yuchen Jin (16th), Paula Sigala (17th), Chandra Matheson (18th), Christina Henning (24th), Sylvanna Villalbo (25th) had solid days in the all-around competition.

The top Douglas finisher for the boys' team was Kyle Johnston (sixth, 4:38.87), followed by Cameron Morefield (seventh, 4:45.44) and Shawn Stubnar (4:55.25).

Daniel Palmer was 19th, Ben Syang was 22nd and Devin Osband was 25th.

The University of Nevada hosted a diving invitational on Friday. Douglas' Michael Darby took second in the boys' competition with a score of 267.95 and Luke Isherwood was fourth at 220.25.

On the girls' side, Katherine Crowe took fourth with a 313.60, Samantha Phillips was fifth at 244.50 and Achiai Segal was sixth with 196.75 points.


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