North swimmers sweep Owls

SEYMOUR — Columbus North’s swimming and diving team feels that its in a good place at this point in the season.

The Bull Frogs dominated at Seymour on Thursday, winning all but three events combined between the girls and boys. The North boys won 143-42, and the girls were victorious 94-88.

Bull Frogs coach Logan Schaefer said the team has learned a lot in a two-week span.

“Right now, we’re trying to take a lot out of the things we’ve learned from our meets,” he said. “We’ve started putting the things we’ve learned into practices. We saw some improvement, and some things we want to keep reinforcing and working on (at Seymour). Seymour’s a great team and helped us see some more of the things we need to work on.”

On the boys side, North won every swimming event

The 200 medley relay team of Paxton Rush, Albert Nusawardhana, Nick Green and Thomas Goble combined for 1-minute, 46-seconds to open the meet. Green also was the winner in the 200 freestyle (1:50.18) and 500 free (4:57.34).

North’s Evan Patterson finished with the fastest times in the 100 freestyle (55.12) and 50 (22.22). Jared Carroll was a double champion for the Bull Frogs in the 100 backstroke (56.50) and 100 butterfly (55.12). Sam Russell also won a pair of events for North, taking the 100 breaststroke (1:02.10) and 200 individual medley (2:01.73).

The 400 freestyle relay team for North won in 3:25.92 while the 200 relay was first in 1:34.64.

On the girls side, Olivia Morlok won the 200 freestyle (2:05.79) and 500 (5:28.93), while Kaitlyn Niebrugge claimed the 200 IM (2:25.71) and 100 backstroke (1:04.76).

Betsy King took first in both the 100 freestyle (55.80) and 50 (25.77), and Karlie Brown won the 100 butterfly (1:06.02).

The 200 medley relay was won by North in 2:00.20, the 200 freestyle relay was claimed by the Bull Frogs in 1:51.39 and the 400 relay went to the visitors in 3:55.50.

“I think that the effort right now is really good,” Schaefer said. “We have a lot of people excited about reaching our goals at the end of the season. We always want to put out that effort.”