SHS swim team loses to Perry Meridian in a close meet

Brandon Baker, Reporter

In last nights meet against rival Perry Meridian, the SHS girls swim team lost by a score of 83-100.

Out of the 17 points Perry Meridian won by, 13 alone was from diving. Perry had a full diving lineup, while Southport entered without a diver on the roster. Head coach Matt Jefferies said in an earlier interview that those 13 points could decided the game, which they did.

The girls won or placed high in many of the events they swam. Junior Jaclyn Boyer was no exception. Boyer and her relay team broke a record they set last year in the 200 medley relay. Even the record-breaking performance wasn’t enough to pull out a win though. The close finish was uplifting to the outnumbered Cardinals unit though, according to Boyer.

“It definitely means a lot to all of us knowing that we came this close to a team about 3 times out size,” Boyer said. “It just shows how much talent we have and how hard we work compared to larger teams. It was a great meet for the majority of us.”

The team is next in action in the Conference Indiana championship meet. The meet will be hosted at Columbus North High School on Saturday Jan. 17, starting at 9 a.m.