Seymour swimmers open season


Tribune photo by Dennis Dunn/ Seymour senior Alan Barradas swims the 100-meter butterfly during Tuesday's season-opener at home against Jeffersonville.

The Seymour swim teams got their season under way Tuesday night at home against Jeffersonville, but the Red Devils came away with the win in both meets.

In the girls meet, the Red Devils clipped the Owls 94-91, and in the boys race, Jeffersonville won 125-60.

“I think it was a pretty good starting point, but we have work to do,” Owls coach Dave Boggs said. “We are training hard right now, and it shows. We have to do some better training and move on in our training and work out the details.”

Sidney Stout was first in the 50 freestyle, and Darren Cain was first in the 100 backstroke to give the Seymour girls two individual wins. The girls also won two relay races. The team of Maggie Tidd, Cain, Alex Hawkins and Allison Hayes won the 400 free relay, and the team of Cain, Stout, Tidd and Hayes won the 200 medley relay.

Stout was second in the 100 free, Mallory Stuckwisch was second in the 200 free, Hawkins was second in the 500 free and the 200 individual medley and Alexis Anders was second in the 100 breaststroke.

“We talked about before the race we had to win the close races and find a way to get it done,” Boggs said. “We are pretty pleased where we are starting out right now.”

As for the boys team, Seymour claimed four individual wins, including taking the top three spots in diving. Sam Montgomery was first in the 100 backstroke, Noah Bullard was first in the 100 breaststroke, Ethan Blacklidge won the 100 butterfly and Chris Robinson led a 1-2-3 finish in diving. Nick Hester was second and Austin Drummond was third on the board.

The Owls’ best relay finish was second in the 200 medley relay.

Seymour will travel on Thursday to Columbus North.

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