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Huskie dives to top at state championships

Douglas County High School senior Lexie Barker stands atop the podium following the 2017 5A Diving Championships.

FORT COLLINS – Douglas County High School senior Lexie Barker claimed the 5A State Championship in diving on Friday.

The Girls Swimming and Diving Championships returned to the Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC) in Fort Collins on February 9 – 11. The Douglas County School District (DCSD) swimmers had a great showing during the 5A Finals, held on Friday night and 4A Finals held on Saturday.

Barker was the only DCSD student-athlete to win a state championship during the weekend -- finishing the finals with a score of 493.25, 18.8 points ahead of the runner-up, Franny Cable of Arapahoe High School. Meanwhile, her teammate, Samantha Tamborski came in third-place with a score of 446.65.

Speaking of Diving, in the 4A 1-Meter Diving competition, Kyriana  Chambo of Highlands Ranch High School was the runner-up, behind Izzi Mroz of Valor Christian.

A Mountain Vista junior was the runner-up in the 5A 100-Yard Butterfly. With a finals time of 55.57, Natalie Arky hit the wall only 2.42 seconds after the champion, Coleen Gillilan of Fossil Ridge High School.

Arky was also the lead leg of the Mountain Vista 200-Yard Medley Relay that finished third, with a time of 1:46.63.

In Backstroke, Douglas County High School Junior Elsa Litteken came in third place behind two Fossil Ridge swimmers, with a time of 54.93.

Finally, Patricia Van Law of ThunderRidge High School came in third place during the 500-Yard Freestyle, with a time of 5:06.21

 

5A State Swimming & Diving Championships
DCSD Participants

Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
3 – Mountain Vista High School
5 – Rock Canyon High School
7 – Legend High School
10 – ThunderRidge High School
15 – Douglas County High School

Women 200 Yard Individual Medley
6 – Kaleigh Haworth, ThunderRidge High School
13 – Makenna Mathieson, Rock Canyon High School

Women 50 Yard Freestyle
7 – Elsa Litteken 11 Douglas County High School
9 – Jessica Beckwith, Rock Canyon High School
14 – Holley Dennis, Mountain Vista High School

Women 1 Meter Diving
1 – Lexie Barker, Douglas County High School
3 – Samantha Tamborski, Douglas County High School

Women 100 Yard Butterfly
2 Natalie Arky 11 Mountain Vista High School
4 Jessica Beckwith 10 Rock Canyon High School
15 Valeria Villagran 12 Rock Canyon High School

Women 500 Yard Freestyle
3 – Patricia Van Law, ThunderRidge High School
11 – Kennedy Philbrick, Rock Canyon High School
15 – Britt Nichols, Rock Canyon High School

Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
8 – Rock Canyon High School
15 – Douglas County High School
16 – Chaparral High School

Women 100 Yard Backstroke
3 –  Elsa Litteken, Douglas County High School
4 – Natalie Arky, Mountain Vista High School
5 – Patricia Van Law, ThunderRidge High School
7 – Makenna Mathieson 11 Rock Canyon High School

Women 100 Yard Breaststroke
4 – Kaleigh Haworth, ThunderRidge High School
5 – Holley Dennis, Mountain Vista High School
11 – Sarah Moden, Legend High School

Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
6 – Rock Canyon High School (tied)
9 – Mountain Vista High School
15 – ThunderRidge High School

4A State Swimming & Diving Championships
DCSD Participants

Women 200 Yard Medley Relay
16 – Ponderosa

Women 200 Yard Freestyle
7 – Danielle Roney, Highlands Ranch

Women 50 Yard Freestyle
4 – Aimee Burton, Highlands Ranch

Women 1 Meter Diving
2 – Kyriana Chambo, Highlands Ranch
16 – Sydney Brown, Ponderosa

Women 100 Yard Butterfly
7 – Aimee Burton, Highlands Ranch

Women 500 Yard Freestyle
10 – Danielle Roney, Highlands Ranch
13 – Grace Mortimer, Highlands Ranch

Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
8 – Highlands Ranch

Women 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
8 – Highlands Ranch  

2017 Swimming & Diving Championships
DCSD Team Rankings

6 – Rock Canyon High School
8 – Mountain Vista High School
11 – ThunderRidge High School
12 – Douglas County High School
17 – Legend High School
26 – Chaparral High School

READ MORE: Complete Results & Coverage are available at CHSAA Now

February 11, 2017 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

District News

graduates standing in line outside, smiling

DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

Five female students standing on stage smiling and laughing at the awards ceremony

The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

Superintendent Search text based logo

Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.