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NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 14. DISTANCE swimming ruled the night at the Speedo Eastern Section Southern Zone championships. The meet is being held in short course yards.
In the absence of distance ace Evan Pinion, the men's 1000 free title was wide open, and Dirk Bell took advantage of the opportunity with a winning time of 9:08.65. Andrew Faciszewski placed second with a 9:19.45, while Heyward Brown attempted to overtake Faciszewski, but settled for third with a 9:19.93.
In the women's 1000 free, Stephanie Peters got the win with a 9:40.12, well ahead of second-palce finisher Rebecca Postoll with a 9:54.45. Anna Jahns was the final swimmer under 10 minutes today with a bronze-medal time of 9:58.94.
The night concluded with the 800 freestyle relays, and the Stingrays won the women's and men's races. In the women's event, the Stingrays took first and second, with times of 7:29.81 and 7:36.45. Excel Aquatics took third with a 7:39.46.
Placing behind the Stingray men's winning time of 6:43.88 was Pilot Aquatics with a 6:45.07 and LTP Swim Team with a 6:45.73.