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Barlow girls move to the top of the pack

SWIMMING - David Douglas boys are final unbeaten team
by: David Ball, Barlow's Yuca Kosugi comes up for air during a winning effort in the 100-meter breaststroke during the Bruins' win against David Douglas on Tuesday.

The Barlow girls swim team moved to the top of the Mount Hood Conference standings after a convincing 107-62 win against David Douglas on Tuesday night.

The Bruins scored first-place points in 9 of the 11 races, led by multi-event winner Jacqueline Leung in the 200 medley and 400 freestyle. She also anchored a pair of come-from-behind relay wins, making up almost a full length of the pool to lead Barlow to victory in the 400 freestyle tag-team event.

Barlow also won several close battles for third-place points to give it an early lead which it would never surrender.

'We have those top club swimmers, but I've been telling our high-school girls that getting every single point is important,' Barlow coach Ron Johnson said. 'I was proud of the way our team came together today, and those kids didn't let anyone touch them out at the wall.'

The David Douglas boys earned a 113-57 win over the Bruins, scoring first-place points in all 11 races. The Scots had three multi-event winners in Brett Nagle, Mike Stratton and Matt Nellor. The win leaves the Scots (4-0) as the last unbeaten team in the league.

Look for extended meet coverage in the Wednesday, Jan. 9, issue of The Outlook.