Seymour sweeps competition to close out regular season


The Seymour girls swim team closed out its regular season in grand style Monday night by defeating Providence 134-40 and Henryville 136-35 in the home pool.

Coach Dave Boggs said the Owls had a record of 13-1-2.

“We’ve had a good year. I still want to get through the season without COVID.”

He said he has told both the boys and girls to take all the precautions they can to avoid getting the virus.

The last thing he told the girls as they were leaving the pool was, “stay healthy.”

Boggs said he let the girls choose their events for Monday’s meet, and Seymour won all three relays and seven of the nine individual events.

Sophie Coates won the 50 free, Katya Cox the 100 free, Maren McClure the 200 free and Lillian Sunbury the 500 free. Samantha Jacobi won the 100 fly and Avery Stewart won the individual medley.

Sunbury said she didn’t begin swimming until 8th grade. She has swam three years in high school as she had to sit out her junior year because of an injury.

“I tried it and I enjoyed it. It has been a really good experience. I like the individual events more.” She said she gets more satisfaction when she wins a race individually than on a relay.

She said she has enjoyed swimming the distance freestyles and the 400 free relay, and those are the events she will probably swim at the Floyd Central Sectional.

Sunbury has been a cross-country runner and a distance runner in track and that is part of the reason she likes the distance freestyles.

Monday night Sunbury teamed up with Kyle Grove, Samantha Jacobi and Carmyn Wilson to win the 400 free relay.

McClure, Makenna Greenawalt, Avery Miller and Grove teamed up to win the 200 free relay, while Cox, Stewart, Fish and Knotts won the 200 medley relay.

Kate Connell won diving for the Owls.

This was the final home meet for seniors Jacobi, Sunbury, McClure, Ellen Zabor and Kaylynn Zarate.

The girls are in their second week of the taper in preparation for the sectional on Feb. 3.

Boggs said, “We had a lot of good times tonight. They’re starting to rest, but they’re not there yet. I’m encouraged about the sectional.”

The Seymour boys will compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference meet Saturday at Columbus East. The first round of diving will be at 9 a.m. and the swim finals will begin at 1 p.m.

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