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Athletes Swim, Hurdle and Throw to State Championships

Douglas County School District is proud to honor the excellent finishes of several fine athletes, and the strong competition, character and tenacity of many other student athletes. The Air Force Academy was the site of 5A Boys swim and dive state championships.  The state meet for track and field took place at Jefferson County Stadium. 


State Champion-Men 50 Yard Freestyle
Max Grogan-12th grader from Legend, swimming on Ponderosa Coop team 

State Champion-Men 100 Yard Butterfly
Gabriele Sasia-12th grader at Stem, swimming on Highlands Ranch HS Coop team
AAA-Automatic All American

2nd Place-Men 100 yard Backstroke
Gabriele Sasia-12th grader at Stem, swimming on Highlands Ranch HS Coop
CAA-Consideration for All American

3rd place -200 yard medley
Highlands Ranch Coop Boys Swim Team
1) Frank Ruppel, 11th Grade   2) Peyton Scherschel  11th Grade
3) Gabriele Sasia, 12th Grade 4) Darren Woon  12th Grade


State Champion-Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 5A
Emily Sloan-10th grader at Rock Canyon       Final-13.46

State Champion-Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 5A
Emily Sloan-10th grader at Rock Canyon       Final-41.24

State Champion-Boys Discus 5A
Jacob Condill-12th grader at Chaparral

2nd Place-Girls Shot Put 5A
Leilah Vigil-10th grader at Highlands Ranch         Final-40-06.50

3rd Place-Boys 4x100 Meter Relay 5A
Legend High School                                           Final-42.57  
1) Jaydon Madrid, 11th Grade               2) Chibunna Ogu, 11th Grade                   
3) Logan Rudig, 12th Grade                   4) Carter Gonzales, 12th Grade

May 25, 2016 | By arorcutt | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


Nearly 1,500 Colorado students applied for the prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarship this year, with 42 being named recipients. Of those, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) is proudly home to four recipients.


When it comes to mental health services, communities traditionally focus on supporting kids as needs arise. This work is crucial for the safety of our students. Equally important, though, is prevention-based programming that can help, early on, prevent the social-emotional challenges our kids may be experiencing from escalating.