Two swimmers advance to State

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Pictured above are Caleb Whittington (left) and Dakota Windsor (right). The two swimmers advanced to the State swim meet for the first time in school history.

By: 
ALEX BOYER ALEX@LACLEDERECORD.COM

For the first time in school history, the Lebanon boys’ swim team advanced two swimmers to the State swim meet that will be held this Thursday and Friday in St. Louis. Sophomore Caleb Whittington and freshman Dakota Windsor have both had an outstanding season in the water for the Yellowjackets, and their hard work paid off after Whittington qualified in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing 24th in the District meet. Windsor qualified in the 200 Individual Medley, placing 21st, and also finished 23rd in the 100 butterfly to qualify for the respective event.
The Laclede County Record caught up with Whittington and Windsor to talk to them about their previous meet and their ultimate goals this Thursday and Friday in St. Louis.

Dakota Windsor, Freshman, 200 IM, 100 Butterfly

LCR — Talk about what it means for you to qualify for the State meet.

Windsor — For me to qualify for the state meet is one of my best accomplishments, not just because Caleb and I are the first LHS swimmers to make it to State, but I am one of the few freshmen to make State in all of Missouri.

Caleb Whittington, Sophomore, 100-yard Butterfly

LCR — Talk about what it means for you to qualify for the State meet.

Whittington — I have only been swimming competitively for two years now while most of my competition has been swimming for several years. So to make State not only as a sophomore but also as a "newer" swimmer means a lot to me. It means all my hard work is paying off.
 

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