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Douglas County, ThunderRidge swimmers crowned state champions

THORNTON – It was a big day for Douglas County’s freestyle swimmers. ThunderRidge High School senior Nathan Mueller and Douglas County High School senior JP Beach both made multiple visits to the podium on Saturday, during the 5A Swimming and Diving State Championships.

During the meet at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, in Thornton, Mueller dominated the long distance races, winning both the 200 Yard Freestyle and the 500 Yard Freestyle. Beach on the other hand was a force to be reckoned with in the shorter freestyle races, winning the 50 Yard Freestyle and coming in third place in the 100 Yard Freestyle.

 Mountain Vista High School sophomore Gabriele Sasia is certainly a swimmer to watch in coming years. He placed in fourth-place in both the 100 Yard Fly and 100 Yard Backstroke and helped the Highlands Ranch High School composite team place in the top 8 in both the 200 Yard Medley Relay and 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.

5A State Swimming & Diving Championships
Douglas County School District Results

200 Medley Relay
5 - Highlands Ranch High School (Gabriele Sasia, Christopher, Nathan Mueller and Darren Woon)

200 Yard Free
1 - Nathan Mueller, ThunderRidge High School*
5 - Christopher McMahon, ThunderRidge High School*

200 Yard Individual Medley
15 – Jeremy Goodison, Douglas County High School

50 Yard Free 5A School
1 – JP Beach, Douglas County High School

100 Yard Fly
4 – Gabriele Sasia, Mountain Vista High School*

100 Yard Free
3- JP Beach, Douglas County High School

500 Yard Free
1 – Nathan Mueller, ThunderRidge High School
7 – Christopher McMahon, ThunderRidge High School
12 – Jeremy Goodison, Douglas County High School

200 Yard Free Relay
10 – Douglas County High School/Castle View High School (JP Beach, Diego Gallardo, Jeremy Goodison and Keiran Pirie)

100 Yard Backstroke
4 – Gabriele Sasia, Mountain Vista High School*

400 Yard Relay
8 – Highlands Ranch High School (Christopher McMahon, Quinn Tucker, Gabriele Sasia and Nathan Mueller)


5 - Highlands Ranch
16 - Douglas County/Castle View High School

**Part of Highlands Ranch High School composite team.

READ MORE: CHSAA NOW - Complete 5A Swimming & Diving Results


May 17, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities, High School Education

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