Going into their second dual meet of the season, Seymour wasn’t quite sure what they were going to face with Hoosier Hills Conference foe Jeffersonville coming to town.
For the boys team, most of the races came right down to the wire.
By the final tally, the Owls edged the Red Devils 94-86.
“The boys swam pretty well tonight,” Owls coach Dave Boggs said. “We didn’t know what Jeff had, but we wanted to go at them. Any coach in our school will tell you — when you beat a conference school, it’s a good thing.
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“We wanted to look to do things smarter than the first meet. Our times were faster, and we’re going down the right road.”
On the girls’ side, the Red Devils bested the Owls 111-69.
Seymour’s boys took first place in eight events on the evening.
Sophomore Dalton Polley won two events on the night, starting with a victory in the 200 freestyle by timing 1:55.03.
Polley also earned gold in the 500 freestyle by clocking 5:16.76.
The individual medley went to Owls sophomore Daniel Hartman, who timed 2:10.31 — .24 over the Red Devils’ Carter Dilger.
In the diving well, Seymour sophomore Devin Ramsey scored 281.63 for top honors.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Polley, Hartman, junior Kyle Pfaffenberger and senior Jake Vance got first in 1:38.87.
Vance would also win the 100 breaststroke, hitting the final wall in 1:06.85.
Senior Skyler Cash swam a 1:04.17 to take the 100 backstroke.
In the girls’ races, the Owls won three events on the night.
Diving, sophomore Breanna Hammond accumulated 88.58 for the highest score.
The 200 freestyle relay squad of seniors Sarah Montgomery, Nastya Yakovlyeva, Kenzie Persinger and junior Katie Turner combined for 1:46.63.
Turner also claimed the 100 backstroke in 1:04.38.
Boggs said that both the boys and girls teams swam tired on the evening.
“We’re going to keep working hard,” he said. “We’re getting ready for the next phase of training. We’re going to try and improve our skills and details.”
“I think the girls swam a little more tired the boys. I was pleased with the effort overall tonight. I like where we’re at right now.”