Seymour swimmers sweep Jennings County

Seymour’s swimming team continued its strong season Saturday, as the Owls improved to 10-2 after defeating Jennings County.

On the girls side, the Owls outscored the Panthers 109-76.

The Owls finished in first place in every event on

the morning.

Individually, Katie Turner took the 200 (2:10.70) and 500 freestyles (5:50.97) while Sarah Montgomery won the 100 butterfly (1:04.42) and 100 backstroke (1:05.49).

Allison Hayes continued her dominance in the 50 freestyle by finishing in 26.58.

In the 100 freestyle, Kenzie Persinger won in 57.90. Persinger took the 200 individual medley, with a 12:26.26 mark.

The Owls’ Mary Kate Pritchett finished in 1:04.42 for first place in the

100 breaststroke.

In the relays, the Owls finished in first in the 400 and 200 freestyle relays and 200 medley relay.

Much of the same was

witnessed in the boys competition.

Owls seniors Jon Montgomery and Sam Freeman led the boys individually, as the Owls won the competition 120-65 against the Panthers.

Montgomery was the victor in the 50 freestyle (23.54) and 100 freestyle (53.55) while Freeman won the 200 (2:09.71) and 500 (5:45.89) freestyles.

In the 100 backstroke, Caleb O’Brien finished first with a time of 1:06.54.

The final first-place finish went to Steve Frohling, who completed the 100 butterfly

in 1:07.27.

The Owls also won the 200 (1:41.65) and 400 (3:50.84) freestyle relays.

The 200 medley relay team of Montgomery, Frohling, Noah Bullard and Jake Vance earned top honors with their time of 1:52.45.

On Jan. 8, the Owls will travel to Madison to start the second half of their season.

Owls hall of fame coach Dave Boggs picked up his 500th win last weekend and will be honored by the school in the coming weeks.

Boggs has coached

the Owls swimming and diving program since 1984. He has coached two state champions during his tenure,

one of which became an Olympic swimmer — Patrick Calhoun.

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.