Seymour swimming, diving team hosts awards

Seymour’s swimming and diving team ended its 2017-18 season with its annual awards program on Tuesday evening.

Senior Katie Turner, for the girls’ team, and juniors Dalton Polley and Devin Ramsey, for the boys, were named most valuable swimmers on the evening.

Turner, who will swim at the University of Evansville, led the Owls by scoring 175 points on the season.

The Seymour girls, which fielded 35 swimmers, had a record of 10-5 and was fifth in the Hoosier Hills Conference and third at sectional.

Diver Breanna Hammond represented Seymour in the diving regional, placing 17th, after finishing fourth at sectional.

Grace Timmons received the most improved award and the mental attitude award went to Alexa McKinney.

Marcegui Vasquez and Abby Boyt shared the 110 percent award.

The Owls’ boys team finished with a record of 12-3, finishing fourth in the HHC meet, third at sectional and 25th at the state meet behind Ramsey’s performance.

Polley scored 187 points this past season to lead the Owls’ swimmers.

At the HHC, Ramsey repeated as HHC champion and junior Daniel Hartman was runner-up in the 100 butterfly to earn All-HHC honorable mention status.

Ramsey went on to win the sectional, breaking the school record with a score of 533.15. In the regional, he finished runner-up before taking fourth at the state meet.

Trevor Layne took home the most improved award and Luke Turner was presented the mental attitude award.

The 110 percent award went to Daniel Hartman and Kyle Pfaffenberger.

Trent Hohenstrieter, Connie Li, Molly Hayes, Emily Zink and Turner have all been nominated for Academic All-American status.

The boys team now has 25 straight winning seasons while the girls have finished above .500 for 24 consecutive years.

Under 34-year coach Dave Boggs, the Owls have a combined record of 592-259-3.