Fast start for JDHS swimmers

Girls teams rout three opponents in three nights, boys also win

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams successfully opened the season with wins over the weekend in Ketchikan.

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The Crimson Bears boys and girls each won meets on Friday and Saturday against Southeast Conference competition.

In the girls competition, the two-time defending state champion Crimson Bears routed Ketchikan, Sitka and Petersburg each night.

Katie Busch and Sara Bogert won three events each over the weekend to pace JDHS.

Busch captured the 100 yard freestyle and 100 backstroke on Friday and won the 200 freestyle on Saturday.

Bogert took Saturday's 50 freestyle in 25.09 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 55.21 seconds. On Friday, Bogert won the 200 freestyle in 2:05.10.

Also, Juneau-Douglas' girls won the 200 medley relay on each night, the 400 freestyle relay on Saturday and the 200 freestyle relay on Friday.

Allison Sharp captured the diving competition each night for JDHS, while Kristin Jones captured the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.18 on Saturday.

On Friday, senior Jenna Rutecki won the 50 freestyle in 26.24.

The boys also won on Friday and Saturday, but by a slimmer margin. JDHS nipped second-place Ketchikan by 12 points on Saturday and won by a more comfortable 23-point margin on Friday.

Coach John Wray brought only seven boys to the meet, but it was just enough to win each meet.

Sophomore Seth Cayce led JDHS with two individual first-place finishes. Cayce won the 200 individual medley Saturday in 2:12.74 and Friday's 100 butterfly in 58.79.

JDHS diver Nathan Teal provided the Crimson Bears' other first-place finish on Saturday by winning his event with a score of 179.85. On Friday, Teal finished second to the defending state champion, Ketchikan's Ryan Borup.

On Friday, sophomore Alex Barto won the 100 backstroke and helped lead two relay teams to victory.

Barto, along with Mircea Brown and freshmen Evan Norman and Tyler Mickelson, won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:00.90. Barto, Cayce, Mickelson and senior Josh Clark also joined forces Friday to win the 200 medley relay.

Juneau-Douglas' next meet will be Sept. 7-8 at home.

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