Larsen Competes In State Swim Meet

Daniel Larsen (red cap) fires off the blocks at state championship... Photo provided

Daniel Larsen (red cap) fires off the blocks at state championship… Photo provided

Coffee County senior swimmer Daniel Larsen finished a sterling career over the weekend in Knoxville at the state championship swim meet. Larsen had his personal best this year in the 100 yard butterfly and 100 yard backstroke.  Larsen posted 2 top 40 finishes with a 57.67 in the backstroke finishing 37th overall and 56.88 in the butterfly finishing 39th overall.  Larsen holds all the CCCHS men’s swim individual records. Raider Head Coach Lana Ray said, “Getting to coach a young man with Daniel’s talent and work ethic spoils you a little; but he sets the bar so high and has been a tremendous influence on the rest of the team. Ray added, “We will truly miss his leadership next year.” “Daniel has no doubt etched his place as the best high school swimmer to come out of coffee county high school but as one of the best athletes in our schools history as well,” added assistant coach Mike Ray.