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Naperville North's Eric Curia is officially ready for the postseason. Curia, who qualified for state last year in both the 500 freestyle and the 200 freestyle, won the 500 and swam on the winning 400 freestyle relay team at Saturday's Metea Valley's Mustang Invite. "My strategy for in-season racing is to get as tired as possible, and being this tired and winning today means I'm ready for my taper," said Curia, who will play water polo at the U.S. Air Force Academy next year. "In the 500 I just try to go out fast and hang on to the end. My goals are to break 4:30 at state and finish in the top six." Curia's time for the 500 on Saturday was 4:48.11.