For The Tribune

COLUMBUS

The way Dave Boggs saw it, the scoreboard didn’t tell the entire story Thursday night.

Boggs’ Seymour boys swimmers fell to Columbus North 126-60, while the girls lost to the Bull Frogs 117-66. But he was pleased with how his teams competed against a powerhouse program.

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“I always tell them you can’t dictate who you swim against,” Boggs said. “You can only dictate how you perform individually. So I’ve told them ‘You can win by 40 points, and I’ll be very upset, or you could lose by 40, and I’d be very pleased.’ I was pleased tonight.”

Two girls and one boy won individual events for the Owls. Noah Bullard took the boys 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 6.27 seconds. For the girls, Sarah Montgomery captured the 100 butterfly (1:03.70), and Katie Turner won the 500 freestyle (5:42.75).

“We swam some different events tonight,” Boggs said. “We knew North would be really strong. We thought we’d experiment a little bit tonight.”

Seymour’s boys and girls now are both 1-2. The Owls opened the season with wins against Madison before

falling to Jeffersonville on Tuesday and North on Thursday.

“We’re very happy with what we did,” Boggs said. “We were a little off Tuesday night, but we came back and swam much better tonight. We showed up, and we raced well and we didn’t have any mental mistakes, so I was happy with that.

“From where we are training right now, I feel we’re about where we need to be,” Boggs said.

“We’re swimming well. We’re swimming tired, which is going to happen right now. We swim through dual meets like most teams should or do, and we really go for big (time) drops at the end of the year.”

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Ted Schultz is sports editor for The Republic. He can be reached at tschultz@therepublic.com or 812-379-5628.