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LRHS swimmers are preparing for Districts

(Lakewood Ranch, FL) – On Saturday Oct. 16, the LRHS varsity swim team competed in tri-counties at Selby Aquatic Center.

This meet was the largest meet of the season and featured top swimmers from Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte County.

The Mustangs placed fifth out of the 11 teams and first for all the Manatee County teams.

Senior Frank Runge placed in the top five for both of his events. He placed second in the boys 500-yard freestyle (4:53.19) and third in the boys 200-yard freestyle (1:49.61).

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Junior Reese Wellander said, “Tri-counties was fun even though it was a really tough meet. Even though we may have not gotten our best times we still tried hard. I definitely believe that we will do great at districts especially since we will have a lot more time to train and get ready.”

Head coach Steve Lubino added, “Tri-counties went well, I think a few of our top swimmers will have a great shot at making Regionals and maybe even States.”

The Mustangs will have a short break to train and practice before they compete in the districts meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.