Madison's boys swim team placed eighth at the Hoosier Hills Conference championships at Columbus East on Saturday.

The Cubs scored 67 points. Jeffersonville won with 319 points, Floyd Central was second with 273 followed by Jennings County (194), Seymour (167), Columbus East (156), Bedford North Lawrence (87) and New Albany (71).

"The boys swam well Saturday. Conference is always tough, so we focus on great swims and time improvements. We had 11 lifetime best times," Madison coach John Crawley said. "Andrew Strouse cut 22 seconds off his fastest 500 free time. It is time drops like that we look at for sectionals, so we are excited for the boys going into sectionals in two weeks."

Madison's top finish was a pair of relays. Grant Ward, Calvin Willhite, Flynn Moore and Gabe McMahon were sixth in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:52.02 and Calvin Wilhite, Ward, McMahon and Moore were sixth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.07.

The rest of the Madison's finishes were: Moore, seventh, 50 free, 24.21 and 10th, 100 fly, 59.08; Ward, seventh, 100 back, 1:01.04 and 13th, 200 IM, 2:19.90; Reid Dirksen, Cameron Wycoff, Andrew Strouse and Henry Willhite, eighth, 400 free relay, 4:30.56; Calvin Willhite, 11th, 100 breast, 1:10.76 and 12th, 100 free, 54.08; McMahon, 12th, 500 free, 5:54.41 and 16th, 200 free, 2:07.49; Strouse, 15th, 500 free, 6:10.20; Wycoff, 17th, 100 back, 1:11.31 and 21st, 100 fly, 1:26.68; Dirksen, 18th, 500 free, 6:25.06 and 22nd, 200 free, 2:24.35; Henry Willhite, 20th, 50 free, 29.50 and 21st, 100 breast, 1:25.54; and Ryan Hammond, 21st, 100 free, 1:10.91 and 22nd, 100 back, 1:27.47.

Madison's next boys swim meet will be the IHSAA Sectional on Feb. 20 at Floyd Central. The girls team begins sectionals this Thursday at Floyd Central.