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DHS junior Emma Barksdale swims to a win in the 200 IM on Wednesday at Arroyo Pool. Barksdale had two individual victories to help the Blue Devil girls to a 133-40 triumph over Monterey Trail. Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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From page B1 | March 27, 2014 |

It was business as usual for both Davis High swim teams as the girls and boys improved to 3-0 in dual meets, winning 133-40 and 138-31, respectively, on Wednesday against Monterey Trail at Arroyo Pool.

Despite missing several swimmers due to spring break — such as Cal-bound Matt Whittle — the meet once again showed the lack of competition in the Blue Devils’ league, as DHS posted its third straight blowout win.

“There are people on our team that I race against,” Devil junior Julianna Chan said when asked how she motivates herself at meets that aren’t very competitive. “I compete against people on my team. I also set goals for myself that I want to achieve.”

Both teams will likely easily win Delta Conference titles, so Davis has its eyes on the Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, a meet the girls will enter as defending champs in 2014. The local boys finished second last year.

“You want to improve as an individual, you want to get better, but that’s not the focus,” said Tracy Stapleton, the boys and girls coach. “The focus is finishing and scoring points. If you have a choice between your best time and you scoring points, it’s always scoring points. Always.”

“If you say that it’s more important for me to get my best time than for me to score points for my team, then you shouldn’t be on this team,” Stapleton added. “It’s that simple. That’s why it’s the swim team, not the swim club.”

As far as individual performances Wednesday, there were several that stood out, and all of them meant big points for the Blue Devils.

For the boys, senior Jonathan Pun took the titles in the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke, and was part of the 400 free relay team that beat the second-place squad — also from DHS — by nearly five seconds.

Freshman Tucker Fisk also won multiple events for the Devils, capturing the 100 free and the 200 free, and swimming on the victorious 200 free and the 200 medley relay teams.

The Davis girls were equally impressive as senior Alex Rieger touched first in the 100 backstroke and the 200 free, while also contributing to winning 200 and 400 free relay efforts.

Sophomore Chenoa Devine continued her rise to stardom, teaming with Rieger on that 400 free relay squad and easily placing first in both the 50 and 100 free.

With performances like those, the Blue Devils are right on track just five weeks away from the DVC league meet and seven weeks away from sections.

Notes: Other individual winners for the DHS girls were junior Emma Barksdale (200 individual medley and 100 breast), freshman Kyla Leacox (100 butterfly) and senior Heather Johnson in the 500 free. The Devil boys got victories from junior Torin Halsted (200 IM and 100 fly), freshman Sean Kos (500 free) and junior Bradley Nicholson in the 100 back. … Rain was in the forecast for the meet, and it dampened warm-ups, but the sky cleared up right before the event started.

— Reach Evan Ream at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @EvanReam

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Evan Ream graduated with a B.A. in journalism from Southern Oregon in Ashland, Ore. He loves soccer more than any person rationally should. "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that." - Bill Shankly
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