by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Centennial's Blake Suh pushes ahead during the butterfly stage on the 200-yard medley race. He won the event by nearly the full length of the pool.

The Centennial boys swim team made a rush late in the meet, but couldn’t quite catch Central Catholic during an 89-81 loss Thursday afternoon.

The Eagles took an early lead when Blake Suh picked up first-place points in the 200-yard medley.

But Central rushed back behind a huge effort in the freestyle sprints where it outscored Centennial 25-7. Armani Dirks led a 1-2-3 Rams’ sweep in the 100 free to put Central up by 18 points midway through the meet.

The Eagles picked up wins in the last three races of the day, but it wasn’t enough to catch Central, which had secured the dual victory going into the final relay.

Central Catholic won the girls meet 94-68 — it’s first dual win in four years.

Look for expanded meet coverage in the Tuesday, Jan. 22, print edition.

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