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February 19, 2013

Orioles' swimmers claim sectional crown

PLAINFIELD — Two weeks after the Avon girls’ swimming team captured a sectional title, the boys’ team followed suit on Saturday.

“It’s a great feeling (to win sectionals),” Avon coach Jon Karr said. “It’s one of our many stops on our plan for the year. One of our main goals is next week and we did a great job of putting ourselves forward to next week and it should be pretty fun.”

Karr said the momentum began in the prelims.

“The way that our kids swam on Thursday night ... the numbers don’t lie,” Karr said. “We had too many numbers going our way to not win the meet, aside from major mistakes. I think that was kind of a relief for some of the guys. Today was to see how many we could move forward and move up to the state meet next week.”

Plainfield finished third at the competition.

“It was kind of a mixed bag for us today,” Plainfield coach Chris Cavanaugh said. “They had some pretty solid swims and I’m pretty happy with a lot of our younger guys. We were looking for some of our older guys to go a little bit faster. We took a gamble on not shaving everybody down and resting everybody. We are kind of on the bubble to see if some of the guys will be invited to state.”

Having such a young team, Cavanaugh was very excited about how they rose to the occasion Saturday.

“Thursday night we came out and had some great swims,” Cavanaugh said “The guys were dropping time like crazy. For a lot of our freshmen, it was their first big meet, first sectional meet, so I was very happy with that.”

Cavanaugh also said he was pleased with sophomore diver Aaron Lux’s fourth-place finish, allowing him to move on to regionals.

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