There’s nothing better in a swim meet than when it comes down to the final event.
On Thursday at the Seymour Aquatic Center, Columbus East’s boys came through big at the end, winning the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, to edge Seymour 97-89 on the Owls’ Senior Night. Seymour made it a split by winning the girls meet 128-58.
The Olympians took a slight lead on the third leg of the 200 freestyle relay, and then held off an Owl charge to win 1:36 to 1:37.27. In the final relay of the night, Columbus East pulled away and won by 10 seconds.
“A couple things could have gone different, but we knew it was going to be a close meet,” Owls coach Dave Boggs said of the boys. “Every point counts. One more place, that means one more point for us and one less for (East), and those swings really make a big difference, especially on relays.”