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February 26, 2014

Eagles swim past competition to win sectional

Last season, despite winning their third-sectional championship in a row, the Zionsville boys swimming and diving team didn't accomplish the point total they wanted to. There was no such problem this year. The Eagles scored 500.5 point, beating second-place Harrison by 123.5, to win their fourth-straight sectional title on Saturday, Feb. 22. "A year ago, we wanted to score 500 points and only got to 497," Zionsville head coach Scott Kubly said. "So this year, we were able to get that total this year. It was a pretty fast meet for our guys overall. We had a couple school records and some sectional records, so that was pretty neat." The Eagles won six of the 12 events. Despite being just one more that West Lafayette, Kubly said that the depth of the Eagles really shone through at the sectional. "This was the first time I can remember and maybe the first time ever that we had every guy into the championship finals," Kubly said. "There were a couple of swims that we knew would be right on the edge of the championship and consolation finals, and we swam really well to get to the finals. The bottom line is we had guys move up and score better than they were originally seeded." Kubly said that the team had a really strong day on Thursday in the prelims, setting up Saturday's finals. "That helped us a lot," Kubly said. "We always tell them that Thursday is the most important because you have to get there. We did that and had good swims. Then they just had to come back and do it again." For more of this story, read the Feb. 26 edition of the Times Sentinel.

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