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Short-handed Carson swimmers hold their own

Appeal Staff Report

A depleted Carson High boys and girls swim teams held their own in a tri-meet with South Tahoe and Truckee on Saturday at Reno’s Northwest pool.

Carson was missing much of its teams due to many swimmers competing in the Far Western Championships being held this weekend in Morgan Hill, Calif. Carson was also missing swimmers due to the state leadership conference and SATs.

In the girls meet, South Tahoe won with 79 points and was followed by Carson (59) and Truckee (38). In the boys meet, South Tahoe won with 58 points and Carson and Truckee tied with 53.

For the girls, Jessica Goddard won the 200-yard freestyle in two minutes, 12 seconds and Sarah Metcalf won the 200 individual medley in 2:42 and the 100 free in 1:04. Goodard also took second in the 100 fly (1:10), Lauren Metcalf took second and Julia Lapham was third in the 500 free.

For the boys, Paul Chang, swiming with a broken toe, was able to take second in the 50 free in 26.2. Sam Ballard won the 100 butterfly in 1:08 and Ian Murdock won the 500 free. Jacob Cornwell was second in the 200 free (2:20), Ballard was second in the 200 I.M. (2:27) and Cory Harrison was third and Alex Peckham took fourth in the 100 breaststroke.

NORTHERN DIVING

Douglas High’s Ryan Fore and Carson’s Todd Banko took second and third, respectively in the Northern Nevada Diving Invitational held on Friday at the Carson Valley Aquatic Center..

Fore edged Banko for second with 336.65 points, while Banko finished with 335.05. Reno High’s Austin Iverson was first with 399.2 points.

In addition, Carson’s Michael Aglietti was sixth (317.10), Douglas High’s Joey Sellers and Holden Sapp were eighth and ninth, respectively, and Carson’s Kurt Anderson was 10th.

In the girls event, Galena’s Janet Swensen was second (327.55) behild McQueen’s Kelsey Heggenes (377.00). Douglas High’s April Epps was fifth (309.20).

DOUGLAS TEAMS SWEEP

The Douglas girls and boys swim teams swept a tri-meet on Saturday with Lowry and Damonte Ranch at the Carson Valley Aquatic Center.The Douglas girls finished with 80 points to 63 for Lowry and 5 for Damonte. The Douglas boys finished with 72 points to 53 for Lowry and 30 for Damonte.

In the girls meet, Madison Gray, Sara Sigala and Whitney Simpson were all double winners in individual events for the Tigers. Gray won the 100 fly (1:04.34) and the 500 free in an excellent time of 5:25.71, Sigala won the 100 back (1:10.43) and the 100 free (59.90) and Simpson won the 100 breaststroke (1:19.21) and the 200 I.M. (2:33.93).

Rebecca Chappell won the 200 free in 2:21.31 and Nicole Lyon won the 50 free in 30.12.

In the boys meet, Taylor Brockway and Mike Graham were double winners.

Brockway won the 50 free in 25.00 and the 100 free in 54.81 and Graham won the 200 free in 2:19.51) and the 500 free.

Also for Douglas, Ben Weiss won the 100 fly in 1:10.81, Marco Hyman won the 100 back in 1:04.31 and Holden Sapp won the 100 breaststroke in 1:22.27. Sapp edged his teammate as Sean Vogl was second in 1:22.40.