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MHC SWIMMING: The Scots pick up sweeps in four events to dispatch Barlow in finale

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - David Douglas rookie Andy Tam pushes through the water on his way to a win in the 200-yard medley race.

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The David Douglas boys swim team completed a perfect run through the Mount Hood Conference dual-meet season with a 109-61 win at Barlow on Thursday.

The Scots secured the dual victory with sweeps in the individual medley, sprint freestyle and breaststroke to go along with a 1-2 finish in the sprint freestyle relay.

Rookie Andy Tan set the tone early with a win in the 200 medley, breaking away from a four-person line of contenders in the first lap to take a commanding lead after the breaststroke phase of the race.

"I pace myself knowing that the breaststroke is my main stroke — that is kind of my secret weapon at the end," Tan said.

Teammate Jeremiah Birch completed a 1-2-3 Scots' finish in the race by putting on a big finish in the freestyle to overtake Barlow's lead swimmer by a split-second.

David Douglas also got wins from Tuan Vuong in the sprint free, Dawson Brummet in the 100 free and Daniel Wong in the breaststroke.

Barlow saw Justin Logue double up in the distance free and backstroke, while Josiah Hoccum matched the feat with wins in the 200 free and butterfly.

PMG PHOTO: DAVID BALL - David Douglas sophomore Julie Schwam moves through the water in the backstroke leg during her win in the 200 medley race.

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The David Douglas girls outscored Barlow across 7 of the 11 events to earn a 93-77 dual victory.

Hannah Walker took two breaths during the butterfly stage to lead the Scots to a tight victory in the opening 200-yard medley relay. She also picked up wins in the 200 free and distance free.

The Scots took a double-digit lead after only two races when rookie Marlene McCoy and Wendy Rios put on late surges to overtake Barlow's No. 2 swimmer in the 200 free.

"I could see her at the halfway point in the race, and I knew I was close enough," McCoy said. "I kicked faster and got my arms moving. After my last turn, I looked over and didn't see anyone, so I sprinted the rest of the way."

David Douglas also got first-place points from Julie Schwam in the medley and Trinity Caudle in the breaststroke.

Barlow got wins from Lauren Kenoyer in the 100 free, Tess Henke in the sprint free, Megan Maroon in the butterfly and Kaselyn Markell in the backstroke.

The Mount Hood district meet is Friday and Saturday at the Mt. Hood Community College Aquatics Center.

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