Tigers swim past Senators
Even an early Saturday morning rivalry matchup against Carson did little to slow the momentum of the Douglas High swimming and diving program.
The undefeated Tigers bested Carson’s boys, 212-82, and girls, 217-87, during the Northern Division I dual meet held at the Carson Valley Swim Center.
Both Douglas teams improved their records to 5-0 this season. And at the same time, the girls stretched their impressive streak of league dual meet victories to 52 straight while the boys won their 37th in a row.
Savannah and Eria Chappell were double winners in the individual girls events. Erica won the 200 freestyle in 2:06.33, while teammate Anna Lancaster took second (2:17.73). Chappell (26.96) and Clara Gray (27.86) went 1-2 in the 50 freestyle with respective times of 26.96 and 27.86. Savannah won the 100 backstroke (1:05.98) and the 500 freestyle (5:42.23).
Freshman Kaila Duffy was also a double winner in the 100 butterly and 100 freestyle. Duffy (1:04.56), Emma Gray (1:09.96) and Kayla Ruffo (1:10.74) gave Douglas a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 butterfly. Duffy won the 100 freestyle (59.58), just ahead of Lancaster (1:00.90).
Annalisa Neal won the girls 100 breaststroke (1:16.81) to edge out Clara Gray (1:17.78). Douglas also went 1-2 in the 200 individual medley as Emma Gray clocked a 2:30.32 and Jordan Knowles a 2:32.29.
Another highlight for the Tigers came when Dana Kauffman logged a time of 6:57.17 in the 500 freestyle to meet the qualifying standard for the Northern Division I Region meet on May 15-17.
The Douglas girls won every event and the boys won all but three.
Kevin Smithen led a sweep of the top four places in the 100 backstroke with his 1:01.54 clocking, while Adam Dack was close behind in 1:02.02. Smithen was also impressive in winning the 100 butterfly (56.83).
Dack swam to first-place in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:14.04, followed by Janosch Lancaster (5:27.18), CJ Hill-Holeman and Logan Killion (5:50.39).
Lancaster led a 1-2-3 sweep of the boys 50 freestyle with his 24.53 clocking. Tay Simms took second (26.67) and Taylor Souza third (26.73). Souza and Simms both qualified for the regional meet with their times
Josh Smithen won the 100 breatststroke (1:07.93).
Douglas swept both the boys and girls diving events. Jordan White was the boys winner with a score of 160.70, just ahead of Simms (155.10), Zachary Ingrey (139.50) and Garret Seward (128.75). Lindsey Johnson was the girls winner with her 145.25 score. Followed by Neal (99.45) and Amanda Castro (97.55).
Douglas is at home again Friday for a 3 p.m. double dual meet against McQueen and Spanish Springs.