The Seymour swimming and diving team likes facing a tough opponent like Columbus North just two meets into the season.

It pushes them to work harder both in, and outside, meets.

Coach Dave Boggs says that hosting a team like North is good for the program.

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“I think it helps us raise the bar,” he said. “It really shows us where we are and what we need to do to get better.”

The Bull Frogs’ boys topped the Owls 143-42 while the North girls posted a 130-55 win Thursday.

North placed first in all but three events on the night.

Seymour’s Devin Ramsey scored 266.30 points in the diving well to pick up a boys win for the Owls.

Seymour’s Dalton Polley was runner-up in the 200 freestyle in 1-minute, 54-seconds.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Luke Turner, Kyle Pfaffenberger, Dillon and Dalton Polley timed 1:42.75 for second place.

Mary Kate Pritchett timed 1:16 for first in the 100 breaststroke for the Owls’ girls and Breanna Hammond totaled 153.25 to take the diving competition.

The 200 medley relay squad of Katie Turner, Pritchett, Molly Hayes and Alexa McKinney were second in 2:06.05.

Sandra Cerino’s time of 1:02 in the 100 freestyle was good for second place and Turner clocked 1:09.42 for runner-up in teh 100 backstroke.

Pritchett, Turner, Hayes and McKinney had the second-best time for the 400 freestyle relay at 4:12.16.

“We’re seeing a lot of improvement on details and technique,” Boggs said. “We are progressing in the right direction.

“We’re starting to build the foundation. We’re working hard and doing things right. Hopefully by the time conference and sectionals roll around, we can dial it up.”

The Owls will next swim at New Albany on Tuesday.

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