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Maroons swimmers capture IHSA sectional

Feb. 17—CHAMPAIGN — Champaign Central boys' swimming and diving claimed victory among 11 teams at an IHSA sectional hosted by Centennial at Unit 4 Pool.

The Maroons scored 233 to best runner-up Springfield (159) and third-place Mahomet-Seymour (148) among a field that included the host Chargers (137.5), Urbana (112), Danville (27) and St. Thomas More (1).

Garren Barker earned two individual wins to pace the Maroons, claiming the 50-yard freestyle in 21.86 and the 100 butterfly in 50.74.

Also topping the leaderboard were the Maroons' 200 freestyle relay team of Aron Varga, Emmett Kearns, Matthew Kirby and Owen Kearns (1:29.70) and their 400 freestyle relay team of Barker, Jonathan Smith, Josh Lee and Trevor Plattner (3:18.54).