COLUMBUS

Seymour coach Dave Boggs thinks his boys and girls swimmers were a little tired when they competed in their first road meet of the season Thursday at Columbus North.

The Owls, who have been going through some intense training, were swept by the Bull Dogs. North’s boys beat Seymour 132-54, and the North girls were victorious 100-84.

“We’ve been pounding pretty good,” Boggs said. “Dual meets are great, but we shoot for sectional.”

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The Owls had one boys and one girls individual event winner. For the boys, Daniel Polley took the 500-yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 20.75 seconds, edging out the Bull Frogs’ Paxton Rush by 65-hundreths of a second.

Kenzie Persinger led the Seymour girls with a win in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.05. She led a 1-2 finish, with teammate Molly Hayes coming in right behind her in 1:20.89.

Mary Kate Pritchett, Alexa McKinney, Libby Rohr and Nastya Yakovlyeva combined to capture the girls 200 freestyle relay in 1:52.87.

The loss was the first of the season for the Owl boys, who had beaten Madison and Jeffersonville to open the season. The Seymour girls had beaten Madison and fallen to Jeffersonville.

“We had a few bright spots tonight that I was very encouraged about,” Boggs said. “We’re definitely going the right way.”

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