The ‘S’ Invitational boasted the most combined swimmers at the event from Seymour in the annual meet’s history on Saturday.
For the 2016-17 season, the Owls’ swim program yields 33 girls — the most ever under coach Dave Boggs — and 20 boys.
While plenty of new faces took to the pool, it was the same result in the end — domination by the Owls.
Both the girls and boys went undefeated on the morning, each finishing 6-0, while taking first place finishes in a majority of the events.
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The Seymour teams both won eight individual events.
For the SHS girls, they topped Scottsburg 131-49, Salem 135-45, Silver Creek 149-14, South Ripley 121-59, Switzerland County 139-40 and Southwestern 126-51.
Kenzie Persinger won the 50 freestyle in 26.49, Sarah Montgomery hit the pad first in the 200 free by clocking 2:16.53 and Katie Turner clocked 5:42.02 to win the 500 free.
In the 100 backstroke, Libby Rohr took first in 1:14.29.
The 200 individual medley was won by Molly Hayes in 2:35.48.
Breanna Hammond scored 110.03 in the diving well for top honors for SHS.
Turner, Persinger, Rohr and Molly Hayes teamed-up to win the 200 medley relay in 2:27.66.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Montgomery, Marcegui Vasquez, Alexa McKinney and Charisma Barnard was fastest in 4:55.26 to conclude the girls’ meet.
The Seymour boys defeated Salem 126-41, Scottsburg 135-28, Switzerland County 131-35, South Ripley 142-12, Silver Creek 144-7 and Southwestern 135-30.
In the individual freestyle events, the Owls took three of four.
Jake Vance won the 100 free in 54.09, the 200 went to Skyler Cash’s time of 2:05.75 and Dalton Polley earned top finish for the 500 by clocking 5:26.17.
Vance also got first in the 200 individual medley (2:22.46).
With a score of 245.70, Devin Ramsey again beat out the competition for diving.
Daniel Hartman dominated the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.53.
All three relays went to the Owls.
The 200 free team of Hartman, Cash, Isaiah Sexton and Brady Westfall combined for 2:13.48 for first.
With a time of 1:54.49, Luke Turner, Steve Frohling and Dalton Polley claimed the 200 medley relay.
Dillon and Dalton Polley, Kyle Pffafenberger and Jackson Boyt’s time of 4:03.03 won the 400 free relay.
“We looked for a few surprises and gave some of the newer kids chances to step-up in events like the relays,” Boggs said. “We’ve been training really hard. We have another tough meet next week (Saturday) with Jennings County. Then we have three weeks of heavy training before splitting the boys and girls up to taper lanes.”
With the wins, the Seymour boys moved to 9-1 while the girls improved to 8-2 on the season.
“We get to see some of the smaller teams in our sectional and they like coming here, and it’s a great atmosphere,” Boggs said. “I’m really pleased with what we got out of our athletes today.”
Boggs said he’s pleased with the progression of the team as a whole.
“I like where we are,” he said. “I think conditioning wise we’re doing pretty good. This team is so young and new, we’re going to incorporate some skills in our sets that we need to work on.”