February 18, 2013
CMA swimmers (left to right) Bryan DeVries, Leonardo Rodriguez, Grant Ralston, and Sam Curtis celebrate winning the 200 freestyle relay at the Warsaw Sectional. CulverPhotos.com/Grant Munroe

CMA swimmers (left to right) Bryan DeVries, Leonardo Rodriguez, Grant Ralston, and Sam Curtis celebrate winning the 200 freestyle relay at the Warsaw Sectional. The foursome also set a school record. CulverPhotos.com/Grant Munroe

Culver Military won four events at the Warsaw Sectional, but it wasn’t enough to dethrone the host Tigers Saturday, Feb. 16. Warsaw won its sixth-straight swimming sectional crown with 498.5 points, followed by CMA’s 439.5.

First Classman Bryan DeVries (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.) won the 200 freestyle (1:48.99) and 100 freestyle (49.69), and anchored the winning 200 free relay (1:31.10) with Grant Ralston ’15 (Winston Salem, N.C.), Sam Curtis ’13 (Lafayette, Ind.) and Leonardo Rodriguez ’15 (Acapulco). The time was a school record, breaking the old mark of 1:31.54 set in 2007.

Leopoldo Burguete ’13 was a repeat winner, capturing the 500 freestyle (5:06.29). He was the only CMA swimmer to qualify for the state finals in 2012. All sectional winners move on to the state finals, which begin with preliminaries Friday, Feb. 22, at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Natatorium.

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