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Dolfins begin long course season

Special to The R-C

The Douglas Dolfins Swim Team launched into its long-course season at the recent Sierra Marlins' Spring Splash Long Course Meet held in Folsom, Calif.

Sixteen Dolfins competed April 11-13 in their first 50-meter races of the year at the Folsom Aquatic Center. They were rewarded with four new PC-B times, four new PC-A times, two new Junior Olympic times, one new Far Western Championships qualifying time and one team record.

Sofia Delange, the youngest Dolfins competitor, took on four events in the girls 9-10 age group and set times to beat in the 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 50 breaststroke.

Aspen Paschke swam seven events for the 11-12 girls division in her first long-course meet, setting times to beat in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 50 and 100 breaststroke and 50 butterfly.

Cailey Tollman took on eight events for the 11-12 girls and dropped time in each of her races. She improved by 1.86 seconds in the 50 freestyle, 19.38 seconds in the 100 freestyle (a new PC-B time of 1:20.02), 15.16 seconds in the 200 freestyle, 6.90 seconds in the 50 backstroke, 8.23 seconds in the 100 backstroke, 2.77 seconds in the 50 breaststroke and 3.22 seconds in the 50 butterfly. She also set a time to beat in the 200 backstroke.

Lily Bickmore competed in eight races in the 13-14 girls age group, dropping 3.50 seconds in the 100 freestyle, 5.05 seconds in the 200 freestyle, .26 seconds in the 100 backstroke, 14.02 seconds in the 200 backstroke, 19.18 seconds in the 200 butterfly for a new Junior Olympic time of 2:53.13 and 16th-place. She also dropped 4.17 seconds in the 200 individual medley.

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Julia Chappell tried her hand at four events in the 13-14 girls and improved a huge 1:02.13 in the 200 freestyle for a new PC-B time of 2:49.59. She also dropped 40.09 seconds in the 100 backstroke for another new PC-B time of 1:29.71, and set a time to beat in the 100 butterfly.

Kaila Duffy also competed in four 13-14 girls races, dropping 3.38 seconds in the 100 freestyle for a new PC-A time of 1:08.03, 5.75 seconds in the 200 breaststroke for 18th-place and 13.55 seconds in the 200 butterfly for a new Junior Olympic time of 2:50.34 and 14th-place.

Kaela Forvilly took on eight events and dropped .48 seconds in the 50 freestyle for a new PC-A time of 32.12, 2.54 seconds in the 200 freestyle, 1.41 seconds in the 200 backstroke for third-place, .91 seconds in the 100 breaststroke for 17th-place and finished fourth in the 100 backstroke.

Sarah Hyatt improved in all seven of her races, taking off 2.08 seconds in the 50 freestyle, 8 seconds in the 100 freestyle for a new PC-B time of 1:16.87, 7.87 seconds in the 200 freestyle, 6.14 seconds in the 100 breaststroke, 6.91 seconds in the 200 breaststroke, 13.21 seconds in the 200 IM and set a time to beat in the 100 backstroke.

Taylor Sullivan competed in eight events, dropping 1.59 seconds in the 50 freestyle, 2.08 seconds in the 200 breaststroke for 14th-place, and 8.03 seconds in the 100 butterfly. She also set a time to beat in the 200 backstroke.

Max Owens, the Dolfins' only boys 13-14 competitor, took on four events and set times to beat in the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Shelby Koontz took on six races, taking first-place in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, where she dropped .79 seconds for a new girls 15-16 long-course team record time of 1:19.58. She also dropped 1.21 seconds in the 200 freestyle, placing second, and 5.02 seconds in the 200 breaststroke for a new Far Western time of 2:53.74 and third-place. She also took second-place in the 100 freestyle and 200 IM.

Ryan Chen competed in six 15-16 boys events and set times to beat in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststroke, 100 butterfly and 200 IM.

Joe Sullivan improved in all four of his races, dropping 1.61 seconds in the 50 freestyle to finish in sixth-place, 6.75 seconds in the 100 freestyle for a new PC-A time of 1:00.28 and 10th-place, 4.23 seconds in the 100 breaststroke, and 11.58 seconds in the 200 IM for another new PC-A time of 2:40.51.

Rachel Chen took on three races in the 17-18 girls events, setting times to beat in the 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Shaelin Morefield competed in six races, placing fourth in the 50 freestyle, second in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 200 freestyle, third in both the 100 backstroke and 200 breaststroke and first-place in the 100 butterfly.