DHS senior swimmers honored

Douglas High School’s senior swimmers pictured above with coach Donna Savill, Rodolfo Elias, Sebastian Gil, David Martinez, Yasmin Molina, Alfonso Grijalva Ochoa, Regina Ramirez, Alexis Ruelas, Leonardo Sanchez, Ismael Vega and Brianna Jimenez.

Douglas High School honored its senior swimmers during intermission of its tri-meet with Sabino and Pueblo on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The seniors that were honored were: Alfonso Grijalva, David Martinez, Sebastian Gil, Leonardo Sanchez, Rodolfo Elias, Daniella Torres, Regina Ramirez, Brianna Jimenez, and Alexia Ruelas.

In the boys meet, Sabino finished in first place with 49 points, Douglas was second with 27, and Pueblo third with 17.

In the 200-freestyle race, Francisco Parra came in second, and Alexis Laureano came in third, finishing with times of 2:30 and 2:32 respectively.

In the 200-individual medley, David Martinez came in second with a 2:45 and Alfonso Grijalva was third with a 3:07.

Pedro Berumen placed third in the 50 free swim finishing with a time of 31.72 seconds. Sebastian Gil was third in the 100 free race finishing with a time of 1:05.

Arturo Davila came in second in the 100-breaststroke, turning in a time of 1:27.

The Bulldogs 200 medley relay team of Parra, Martinez, Grijalva, and Ochoa came in first place finishing with a time of 2:04.

The 200-freestyle relay team of Parra, Ochoa, Grijalva, and Martinez came in second, finishing with a time of 1:47. The same four swimmers made up the 400-relay team that was also second with a time of 4:20.

In the girls meet, Sabino came in first with 72 points, Douglas was second with 12, and Pueblo third with four.

In the 200-individual medley, Michelle Villalobos came in third place, finishing with a time of 3:40.

Alexis Ruelas placed third in the 200-freestyle turning in a time of 2:47.

Andrea Bacaparra finished second in the 50-freestyle race, with a time of 32.31 and she came in third in the 100-freestyle finishing, with a time of 1:36.

Michelle Villalobos placed third in the 100-backstroke, finishing with a time of 1:36.

Douglas’ 200 medley relay team of Villalobos, Hernandez, Pena and Bacaparra placed second with a time of 2:30.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Villalobos, Grijalva, Bacaparra and Camila Ruelas, placed third with a time of 5:19.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the DHS swim team competed at the Mike Ward Invitational in Tucson.

The Bulldogs finished 10th out of 20 teams, while the Lady Bulldogs were 12th.

In the boys meet, Arturo Davila placed 28th in the 50-freestyle race, with a time of 27.19 seconds; Gil was 29th, with a 27.33, and Grijalva 33rd, with a 28.75.

In the 100 freestyle, Gil placed 29th, 1:02; Davila, 21st, 1:05; Jorge Ochoa, 33rd, 1:05 and Emilio Hunt, 35th, 1:07.

In the 100 backstrokes, Parra placed 14th with a time of 1:15 and Martinez finished seventh in the 100-breaststroke finishing, with a time of 1:15.

The Bulldogs 200 freestyle relay team of Parra, Hunt, Grijalva, Martinez came in 10th with a 1:52.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Parra, Gil, Grijalva, Martinez placed seventh, 4:10.

The 200-medley relay team of Parra, Grijalva, Martinez, Ochoa also came in seventh place, turning in a time of 2:07.

In the girls meet, Bacaparra placed 43rd in the 50-freestyle finishing with a time of 32.95; Ruelas placed 50th, 34.29.

In the 100 freestyle, Bacaparra placed 32nd, 1:15 and Ruelas, 35th, 1:18.

In the 100-backstroke race, Devany Hernandez was 26th and Stephanie Amaya, 27th, turning in times of 1:34 and 1:35 respectively.

In the 100 breaststroke, Isabel Grijalva’s time of 1:44 placed her 28th. Jacqueline Pena was 30th with a 1:49.

Douglas’ 400 freestyle relay team of Villalobos, Bacaparra, C Ruelas, A Ruelas, finished ninth, 5:05.

The 200 free relay team of Villalobos, Grijalva, C Ruelas, Bacaparra placed 16th, 2:20 and the 200-medley relay team of Amaya, Pena, Villalobos, Hernandez placed 17th, 2:54.

“We are winding down our season and have one multi meet and one invite left,” Coach Donna Savill said. “Majority of the swimmers have been improving times. Our next invite at CDO we need to hit Provisionals to be considered for state.”

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