With the sectional finals rescheduled from Saturday to Monday, the Seymour boys swimming and diving team didn’t have much time in the pool before its big meet.

Regardless of the weather holding them up, the Owls put on their most dominant performance of the season placing third at the Floyd Central sectional with 310 points Monday.

Jeffersonville claimed the meet with a combined point total of 432, and Floyd Central came in next with 397.

Owls coach Dave Boggs estimated that 21 of his 24 swimmers swam lifetime-bests and 22 boys finished with season-bests.

“We swam great,” Boggs said. “They swam the whole meet. They didn’t let not swimming on Saturday bother them. We took Saturday off because the weather was so bad. We did a wake-up swim today and jumped on the bus and came right down. We were pleased to death.”

Jon Montgomery advanced to the state meet with a first place finish in the 50 freestyle, as he clocked 22.32. Montgomery also placed second in the 100 freestyle timing 49.32.

Jake Vance also competed in the 50 free finals and placed sixth for the Owls in 23.57.

The consolation of the 100 free witnessed Quincey Coffey place 10th (55.62) and Isaiah Sexton finish 16th (58.49).

Levi Pfaffenberger finished in seventh place in the 200 freestyle in 1:58.38. Skyler Cash earned top-dog honors in the consolation with a time of 2:01.10 and Sam Freeman came in next for the Owls, in 13th, at 2:06.25.

In the 500 freestyle finals, Cash earned fourth place with a time of 5:15.25. Caleb O’Brien won the consolation portion of the 500 free with a time of 2:06.25 while Freeman garnered 11th in 5:37.62.

The 100 backstroke saw O’Brien claim eighth in 1:03.39 and Coffey notched 10th in 1:04.22.

Noah Bullard claimed second place in the 100 breaststroke timing 59.79.

Bullard’s time may put him in the state tournament once the times are sorted through by the IHSAA.

Vance also competed in the 100 breaststroke finals and finished fifth in 1:05.18.

Bullard claimed second in the 200 individual medley hitting the wall at 2:04.34 and Frohling got seventh in 2:17.35.

For the consolation of the 100 butterfly, Steve Frohling claimed the top spot in 1:02.50. Pfaffenberger placed 11th with a time of 1:04.13.

In the diving well, Jaycob Hampton got seventh place with a score of 229.05.

Vance also competed in the 100 breaststroke finals and finished fifth in 1:05.18.

Vance, Cash, Bullard and Montgomery teamed-up for a third place finish in the 200 freestyle relay at 1:33.94.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Cash, Coffey, O’Brien and Pfaffenberger finished in fifth place with a time of 3:42.43.

The 200 medley relay team of Montgomery Bullard, Frohling and Vance got third place in 1:44.38.

“We had been trying to polish everything up the last few weeks,” Boggs said. “We wanted to not have any mental mistakes and raise the bar. They followed what we talked about to the Tonight.”

The state meet preliminaries will be conducted at 6 p.m. on Friday at the IU Natatorium at IUPUI with the finals set for Saturday.

“They did exactly what we wanted them to do,” Boggs said. “We worked hard and developed. We learned to race better. It just all came to fruition at the end of the year. It was like the blueprint — it was exactly what we wanted.”

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