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June 11, 2014

Anyaebunam leads boys track contingent at state

The Zionsville boys track and field team didn't have their best times of the season Saturday, June 7, at the IHSAA Boys State Track and Field Finals on the campus of Indiana University.

But that doesn't mean they were disappointed in their efforts.

The boys team, just like the girls the day before, sent five athletes and three events to the state finals in Bloomington and all had strong showings.

Zionsville head coach Gabe Porras said he was happy to see the way his kids raced.

"They competed really hard," Porras said. "You could tell by the way they raced that they gave everything they had today. We are proud of their efforts and the seasons that they had. The impact that they made on the program from day one until now will be a model that I will use for a number of years. I am really proud of these guys."

The best finish of the day went to CJ Anyaebunam.

The Eagle senior finished fifth in the 400-meter dash in a time of 49.17. He missed out on fourth by 0.02 seconds.

Not bad for someone who didn't run track until their junior season.

"He was a baseball player his freshman and sophomore year and then made the switch," Porras said. "He is still really young in the sport. He had a really good race. He ended up fifth and will be competing in the Indiana All-Star meet. He a great season and great career. He is going to do some good things in college."

Anyaebunam will run in the 400 at the All-Star Meet, which puts the top seniors in Indiana against seniors from Ohio and Michigan.

For more of this story, read the June 11 edition of the Times Sentinel.

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