Swimming: Douglas Sweeps Regional Team Titles
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Douglas High School swimming & diving teams rose to the top of the podiums once again Saturday with the Lady Tigers winning their fourth consecutive regional team title and the Douglas boys team winning its second consecutive regional title. Douglas also claimed the Sportsmanship Award for the fifth consecutive year.
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The girls finished with 389 points, 21 points ahead of runner-up Manogue. Kaila Duffy, Lilyanne Bickmore, Savannah Chappell and Koontz put the stamp on the title, winning the 400 relay ahead of Manogue in the day’s final event. The Tigers entered the event needing to finish sixth or higher to clinch the team title.
The boys competition wasn’t near as close, with Douglas posting 477 points to runner-up Reno’s 310.
On the girls side, Shelby Koontz won individual titles in the 200 IM and the 100 fly. Her time of 56.48 seconds in the 100 fly was a regional record. She was named the Region’s Female Swimmer of the Year.
For the boys, Andre Mendes won the 100 fly and teamed with Ryan Chen, Kevin Smithen and Joe Sullivan to win the 200 Medley Relay with a regional record time of 1:38.83. Sullivan, Justin Hight, Josh Smithen and Kevin Smith teamed to win the 200 free relay. Hight, Josh Smithen, Logan Killion and Mendas made it a complete sweep of the relays, winning the 400 free relay.