By KEVIN HARRIS
GEORGETOWN – Floyd Central scored 518 points to win its own sectional for the second year in a row Saturday at Highland Hills Middle School. It was the Highlanders’ eighth sectional championship in program history.
Seymour finished second in the team standings with 348 points. Jeffersonville placed third with 345 points, followed by New Albany with 200. Individual sectional champions in swimming events advanced to next weekend’s IHSAA State Finals at the Indiana University Natatorium on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.
Sophomore Noah McIntire won two individual sectional titles. He finished first in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:00.12 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.73.
McIntire also helped both the Highlanders’ 200 medley relay team and 200 freestyle relay squad collect sectional championships.
McIntire teamed up with Christian Salinas, Tristan Deaton and Henry Lang to place first in the 200 medley relay in 1:39.72. McIntire, Lang, Deaton and Floyd sophomore Dillon Freiberger won the 200 free relay in 1:31.35.
Freiberger was the 500 free champion with a time of 4:43.38. The Highlanders completed the sweep of the relay races by winning the 400 free relay in 3:17.04. The 400 free relay team consisted of Lang, Salinas, Freiberger and Deaton.
Jeffersonville sophomore Kameron Case and Red Devil freshman Carter Dilger each won two individual titles. Case was first in the 100 free in 48.09 seconds and 200 free in 1:44.22. Dilger was the sectional champion in the 100 butterfly in 52.07 and 100 backstroke in 54.76.
The best finish for New Albany was fourth by its 200 medley relay team in 1:50.11. Team members are senior Devin Yockey and juniors Seth Byrnes, Lukas Kaiser and Duncan Manger. Seymour’s Jake Vance won the 50 freestyle in 22.31.
In the diving competition, Jeff senior Aidan Wood and Floyd junior Tux Tuxworth each qualified for Tuesday’s Bloomington North Diving Regional. Wood finished third with a score of 336.50, while Tuxworth placed fourth with a score of 282.15.
Seymour sophomore Devin Ramsey placed first with a score of 465.85. The top four divers qualified for the regional.
FLOYD CENTRAL SECTIONAL
At Highland Hills Middle School, Georgetown
Team scores: Floyd Central 518, Seymour 348, Jeffersonville 345, New Albany 200, Jennings County 191, Corydon Central 143, Madison 101, North Harrison 88, Salem 88, Switzerland County 52, Scottsburg 46, Providence 39, Charlestown 33, Southwestern 29, Henryville 18, South Central 11.