BNL boys blast past Owls


SEYMOUR – Bedford North Lawrence won all but one event while cruising past Seymour 112-73 during boys high school swimming action on Tuesday night.

The Owls won the girls meet 119-61.

Jacob Werley and Andrew Swenson were double winners for the Stars, and they also had a hand in two relay victories.

Werley took the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.12) and 100 free (48.98), while Swenson was first to the wall in the 200 individual medley (2:02.09) and the 100 backstroke (55.83).

Other individual winners for BNL included John Allen (24.10 in the 50 free), Skyler Bates (228.0 points in diving), Dayson Sorrells (57.74 in the 100 butterfly) and Alexander Swenson (5:10.39 in the 500 free).

Seymour’s only win came in the 100 breaststroke as Trevor Layne won that event in 1:01.98.

“The meet was good for the guys,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said. “Some of the times were a little stagnant, but not far off what their best times are. We had our normal wins by Jacob, Andrew, Dayson, and Alexander, and Skylar, and they are always so solid and dependable, but I was really impressed with some of our younger swimmers and how well they are starting to shape up.

“I was really happy with John Allen’s 50 free. He has done some work off season and you can see the results of that.”

In the girls meet, the Stars had three winners. Ursula Patton touched first in the 500 free (5:41.49), Shaylee Summers claimed the 100 backstroke (1:08.63) and Georgia Sites won the 100 breaststroke (1:24.00).

Maren McClure (200 IM and 100 butterfly) and Sandy Cerino (50 free and 100 free) were double winners for the Owls.

“For the girls we had some nice wins and some big time drops,” Tlustek said. “Georgia Sites dropped some time in her 200 free.  She has swam that race a few times recently and wanted to see if she could drop time and she did. She dropped more than two seconds and narrowly missed a first place finish. 

“I was really happy with Shay’s backstroke. Her time was a little slower but she finished the race hard and we have been working on that lately, so I am glad to see she is applying that.”

BNL will compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference boys meet on Feb. 1.