It was tough sledding for the Seymour boys and girls swimming teams Thursday against Columbus North.
In the boys meet the Owls fell 134-52 and in the girls meet 131-54.
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“We knew that North was very strong coming into this meet,” said Seymour coach Dave Boggs. “We always say that you can’t dictate who you swim against but you can dictate how well you perform. If these kids keep improving, I’ll be real happy. We have a lot of new kids, a lot of people with not much experience. If they’re learning and having fun, we’ll be really happy about it.”
One of the bright spots for Seymour was diver Devin Ramsey. He ran away with the diving event posting a 312.85, almost doubling the score of second place.
Ramsey, who finished fourth at last year’s state finals, is one of the contenders that could potentially win the state title this season with every boys that finished of him having graduated.
“He’s been diving hard and he is pushing through everything. He has a list of dives that would rival anyone in the country. He’s that good of a diver,” Boggs said. “He’s learning now how to adjust and get use to different boards and how they feel.”
The other victory Seymour picked up was in the girls 200 freestyle relay with Marcegui Vasquez, Maren McClure, Sandy Cerino and Charisma Barnard with a time of 1:54.02.
Second place finishes for the Seymour girls include Maren McClure in the 100 butterfly (1:10.42) and the 100 breaststroke (1:16.50). The 400 freestyle relay team of Barnard, Vasquez, Cerino and McClure in 4:16.56 and the 200 freestyle team of Abby Boyt, Amelita Vasquez, Haley Williams, and August Hunt in 2:04.30.
Second place finishes for the Seymour boys include Dalton Polley in the 200 freestyle (1:54.50), Daniel Hartman in the 200 individual medley (2:10.53) and the 100 butterfly (57.60), Dillon Polley in the 50 freestyle (1:54.50), Jackson Carpenter in the diving in 171.80 and Trevor Layne in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.93).