Kipling 4th at state swim
LAS VEGAS — Dagen Kipling concluded the high school season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 individual medley and a fifth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the NIAA State Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday afternoon at UNLV.
Kipling’s fourth-place finish was the best individual performance for the Carson High, who finished 12th in the boys standings (15 points) and 16th in the girls standings (3 points).
Kipling was timed in 1:59.41 in the 200 IM and 1:02.95 in the breaststroke. He also swam a leg on the seventh-place 200 medley relay team (1:46.07) with Tallon Rauch, Casey Garrett and Drew Briggeman. The same group finished eighth in the 200 free relay (1:35.53).
On the girls’ side, Elizabeth Everest was eighth in the 500 free (5:29.97) and seventh in the 200 free (2:03.09).
Meanwhile, the Douglas boys finished seventh with 27 points and the girls were eighth with 21 points.
Shelby Koontz led the girls with a second in the 50 free (23.70) and second in the 100 free (50.89). She also swam legs on the 200 free relay (fifth, 1:43.42) and 400 free relay (seventh, 3:46.26). She teamed with Emma Gray, Clara Gray and Erica Chappell in the 200 relay and Erica Chappell, Savannah Chappell and Kaila Duffy in the 400 relay. Duffy was eighth in the 200 IM (2:22.01).
Janosch Lancaster was fifth in the 200 IM (2:01.48) and eighth in the 100 back (58.66). Kevin Smithen was seventh in the 100 fly (54.14).
Bishop Gorman won the girls’ title with 130 points and Palo Verde won the boys title with 90 points, just ahead of Green Valley (88).