Owls dominant in win over Pioneers

The Seymour girls swim team dominated Providence Monday night by winning every event except diving to coast to a 133-37 win in their final home meet of the season.

“It was a fun meet, but also we had some questions to answer,” Seymour coach Dave Boggs said. “Our sectional entry is due Thursday and this was our last chance, so we had some races set up for that third spot in some events so tonight was the night, and we told them that before the meet.”

Seymour went 1-2 in all three relays, and swept the top three places in all the individual events except diving.

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Seymour diver Brett Kleber was competing in a gymnastics meet at Bloomington North. Providence had three divers, and 23 of its points came in that event.

Elizabeth Hartman, Macy Traylor, Maren McClure and Abby Boyt teamed up to win the 200 medley relay.

Haley Williams followed by placing first in the 200 free, Marcegui Vasquez won the 200 IM, and Boyt won the 50 free.

After the diving break, Samantha Jacobi won the 100 butterfly, McClure placed first in the 100 free and Traylor won the 500 free.

Kaylynn Zarate, Dory Villatoro, Madison Underwood and Hannah Napier combined to win the 200 free relay.

Sunbury then won the 100 back, McKinney placed first in the 100 breast, and Jacobi, Marcegui Vasquez, Amelita Vasquez and Sandy Cerino teamed up to win the 400 free relay to help the Owls finish 11-3.

Rachel Sabotin of Trinity Lutheran was scheduled to compete, was she was sick and unable to swim.

“We had conference last Tuesday, a big meet with East last Thursday, and they came into this with an off-day of school,” Boggs said. “They swam hard but unless they were swimming for a sectional spot, there wasn’t a whole lot to swim for. We swam ‘off’ a lot of girls tonight, and we mixed up some relays and things like that”

He said the girls are into their taper.

“They’re 10 days out from the sectional,” Boggs said.

Seymour will host the boys’ Hoosier Hills Conference meet Thursday and Saturday. The first two rounds of diving will be held Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., and swimming finals on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m.