The Seymour boys swimming and diving team had their sights on the Hoosier Hills Conference for weeks.
Earlier this week, Owls coach Dave Boggs said the third- through seventh-place spots were a toss-up with such stiff competition.
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On Saturday, all the hard work and tapering translated to results.
With 164 points, the Owls finished in third place at Highland Hills Middle School hosted by Floyd Central.
Floyd Central took the meet with 285 points, and Jeffersonville placed second at 281.
In the 200-yard medley relay, the Owls finished third with a combined time of 1:47.27; behind Jon Montgomery, Noah Bullard, Steve Frohling and Jake Vance.
Montgomery had a strong outing in the 50 freestyle, garnering second place at 22.91. The first place finisher from Floyd Central, Eli Anderson, won the event in 22.43.
The Owls’ Vance placed sixth in the 50 free (23.83).
For the 100 freestyle, Montgomery claimed third at 50.79.
Bullard also earned a fourth place nod in the 200 individual medley for the Owls, with a time of 2:10.42
Levi Pfaffenberger placed 10th in the 200 freestyle clocking 2:02.7 and 100 butterfly (1:05.86).
At 5:27.24 Skyler Cash managed sixth place in the 500 freestyle while teammate Sam Freeman got 10th in 5:42.75.
The team of Vance, Cash, Bullard, and Montgomery got bronze in the 200 freestyle relay combining for 1:35.45.
In the 100 backstroke, Caleb O’Brien’s time of 1:04.45 earn him 10th place.
Bullard finished in third place for the 100 breaststroke (1:08.49) and Vance got sixth (1:08.49).
For the final event, the Owls’ Pfaffenberger, Cash, O’Brien and Quincey Coffee earned fifth place with a time of 3:47.9.
The Owls didn’t have anyone compete in the diving well, as they were eliminated during preliminaries Thursday.
With sectional drawing closer, Boggs had said the HHC would give them a good indication where they stand headed into the postseason.
On Feb. 19, the Owls boys team will compete in the swimming preliminaries for sectional. The diving, consolations and swimming finals will be conducted Feb. 21 at Highland Hills Middle School.