Douglas swimmers, divers shine |

Douglas swimmers, divers shine

Staff Reports
Douglas High senior Shelby Koontz powers her way to first-place in the girls 500-yard freestyle Friday at the Carson Valley Swim Center. Koontz clocked a time of 5:22.33.
Brad Coman |

The Douglas High swimming and diving team remained unbeaten for the season last Friday during a conference double dual meet against North Valleys and McQueen at the Carson Valley Swim Center.

Douglas defeated McQueen in the girls dual, 208-104, and defeated North Valleys, 254-47. On the boys side, Douglas defeated McQueen, 238-65, and defeated North Valleys, 254-47.

Kevin Smithen was an individual double winner in the boys 50 freestyle with a 23.83 clocking and 100 butterfly (57.84).

On the girls side, Shelby Koontz, who has signed with Indiana University, was also a double winner. Koontz cruised to first-place in the 500 freestyle (5:22.33) then came back later to win the 100 breaststroke (1:07.39).

Josh Smithen and Jason Lowther scored a 1-2 sweep of the boys 200-yard freestyle with respective times of 1:54.91 and 2:02.79.

Ryan Chen led a sweep of the top four spots in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.51, followed by Justin Hight (2:12.01) and Joey Smithen (2:12.96). Smithen also placed second in the 100 butterfly (58.95).

Hight took first-place in the boys 500 freestyle (5:17.21), followed by Chen (5:26.68). Joe Sullivan won the 100 backstroke (59.44), ahead of teammate Taylor Knowles (1:01.40) in second-place.

Louther edged Josh Smithen to take first-place in the 100 breaststroke. They logged respective times of 1:05.49 and 1:05.73.

Emma Gray and Taylor Sullivan went 1-2 in the girls 100 butterfly with respective times of 1:05.57 and 1:08.21. Kaela Forvilly won the 100 backstroke (1:04.34).

Savannah Chappell took first-place in the girls 200 freestyle (2:05.66). Kaila Duffy won the 100 freestyle (56.81), just ahead of Chappell (57.83).

In the 1-meter diving at Alf Sorensen Swimming Pool, Cole Petrosky won the boys event with a score of 284.05 and Levi Costa placed second (196.00). Leah Frankiewich was the girls winner (170.90).

Douglas faces Carson Saturday in a double dual meet scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Carson Aquatic Center. Wooster will also be competing.