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PEKIN — Colton Stogner won two individual events Saturday as the University High School boys swim team dethroned two-time defending champion Peoria Notre Dame to win the Pekin Sectional.

The Pioneers totaled 262 points to Notre Dame's 226.5 while advancing four individuals in five events along with three relay teams to next weekend's state meet in Evanston.

Other individuals earning state berths were Bloomington's Reid Byers and Gus Jumonville, Pontiac's Brett Spires and Metamora's Justin Alderson.

Stogner set pool and school records in winning the 50-yard freestyle in 20.99 seconds and the 100 in 45.46. Harrison Fudge won the 100 breaststroke in 58.36 and qualified in the 200 individual medley with a fifth-place time of 1:56.71.

Joining them individually are Anthony Williamson and Josh Nepomuceno. Williamson took second in the 100 free (47.69) third in the 200 free (1:43.16), while Nepomuceno came in third in the 100 breaststroke (59.45).

Andy Ritsema and Elijah Gray joined Fudge and Nepomuceno in winning the 200 medley relay in 1:38.48. Kyle Johnson partnered with Stogner, Nepomuceno and Williamson on a runner-up 200 freestyle relay (1:26.3) while the 400 relay unit of Stogner, Gray, Johnson and Williamson also took second (3;10.61).

BHS' Byers broke school records with runner-up times of 51.75 in the 100 backstroke and 1:54.94 in the 200 IM. Top-seeded diver Jumonville won with a 389.15 score as the Purple Raiders placed seventh.

Spires captured first in the 100 backstroke in 51.72. Alderson came in fourth in the 100 breaststroke (59.49) and the 200 IM (1:55.95).

Normal Community's Trevor Tucci won four events in the athletes with disablities class, topping the 200 freestyle (2:45.58), the 50 free (36.95), the 100 free (1:18.81) and 100 breaststroke (1:54.63).

Bloomington's Bob Loy was named sectional swim coach of the year.


Assistant Sports Editor

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