By Will Willems
It wasn’t quite as dominant as their lady counterparts two weeks ago, but the Zionsville boys swimming and diving team had no problem winning the sectional Saturday, Feb. 16, at Zionsville.
The Eagles scored 497 points, winning the sectional by 152.5 points, and are sending six events to the state championships this weekend (Feb. 22-23) at the IUPUI Natatorium.
“It is really nice,” Zionsville head coach Scott Kubly said. “It is the third in a row for the guys, which ties our record for most consecutive. For the group of guys here, it is great. I said at the beginning of the year, that we may not win as many meets as we did last year but our depth will help us. We ended up 5-4 but had really good depth. Our goal was to get to 500 points, so we were three short, but to send all three relays to state shows how deep we are.”
What pleased Kubly the most was being able to send more kids to state than they did last year.
What made the accomplishment even better was that a good portion of the Eagles’ line-up was new.
“It is a credit to those guys, they are working hard every day in practice,” Kubly said. “We are sending more kids than what we sent to state last year. There are at least three kids going to state that didn’t swim in the sectional last season, so that’s awesome.”
Kyle DeCoursey led the Eagles with four sectional titles.
He was part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay team with Rory Coscia, Cameron Gelwicks and Charlie Hicks that won in 1:28.56 and the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team with Ryan Bohl, Beau Boggs, and Conner Gelwicks in a time of 3:14.83.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.