Owls soar past pioneers


With Providence’s boys swimming and diving team only having seven athletes on its roster, Seymour was able to get more of its competitors in the pool Monday.

The result was a 135-30 home win for the Owls, who finish the 2014-15 regular season at 12-3 — the 22nd consecutive season the Owls amassed a winning record.

“We just kind of had fun tonight,” Owls coach Dave Boggs said. “It was the last chance to race before sectionals. It was a final preparation for the last phase of the season.”

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The top-four point scorers for the Owls only swam in one individual race.

In the 50 freestyle, Jake Vance placed first for the Owls with a time of 24.54 seconds. Reace Cavanaugh earned second place at 27.69.

For the 100 free, Quincey Coffey garnered top honors, clocking in at 57.94, while Steve Frohling (1:00.21) and Isaiah Sexton (1:02.15) claimed second and third.

Coffey also claimed first in the 100 backstroke at 1:06.52 and Frohling in second at 1:08.18.

Noah Bullard got gold in the 200 free, timing 2:00.33. Levi Pfaffenberger finished next at 2:00.63, and Kyle Pfaffenberger got third in 2:23.27.

The Owls’ Skyler Cash claimed first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:28.41. Levi Pfaffenberger came in second clocking 5:50.18, and Donovan Gabbard got fourth in 8:05.44.

In the diving well, Jaycob Hampton earned first place with a score of 160.65.

The lone event the Owls didn’t place first in was the 100 breaststroke.

Sexton finished second in the event at 1:23.25, Sam Freeman third in 1:33.94, and Alex Richardson got fourth at 2:01.67.

Jon Montgomery hit the finish in 1:03.55 for first place in the 100 butterfly. Caleb O’Brien came in next, for second place, in 1:06.35.

The Owls finished in first and second in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay.

Sectional preliminaries are set for Feb. 19.

“We just want to fine tune and get everything firing on all cylinders the rest of the way,” Boggs said.

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