Seymour swims to 4th at sectional

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Seymour junior Alex Hawkins had a solid end to the 2012-13 season at Saturday’s girls swimming and diving sectional at Highland Hills Middle School.

She lowered her school-record time and placed second in the 100-yard backstroke, took third in the 200 individual medley and helped relay teams place third and fourth.

Hawkins was trumped by New Albany’s Hannah Manger in both individual events. The good news for Hawkins is that Manger is a senior, and Hawkins still has one more year to finish at the top and advance to state. Swimmers have to win an event or meet the state-cut time to qualify for state, which is this weekend at Indianapolis.

“My goal was to beat my school record, and that’s what I did, so I was really excited about that,” Hawkins said. “It’s amazing. It just makes everything worth it, all the hard work and all the long practices. It just puts it all together and makes it worth it.

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