Water Dawgs strong at State
February 27, 2013, 6:00 am by Wayne Craig
Burnet Water Dawg athletes Savanna Meadows and Seth Timmons competed at the State UIL Swimming and Diving Meet over the weekend and both did an excellent job.
It was senior diver Savanna Meadows’ second time at state and she improved on her fifth place finish from last year with a fourth place finish to end her high school career.
"It was a very competitive meet this year and there was a ton of good divers,” said Meadows.
Though her career at BHS is over Meadows already has big plans for her future and of course they involve diving.
"After high school I plan on diving for the United State’s Air Force Academy. I love learning and perfecting new dives. I enjoy the rush of learning something new and the feeling that you get when you finally nail a dive.”
Meadows will also leave her name in the history books and she says that is one goal she worked so hard to accomplish.
"I am confident that my name will be on the natatorium and school record books for a long time. It has been my goal for the last two years and achieving that was a great accomplishment for me,” said Meadows.
Burnet junior Seth Timmons is already no stranger to the state meet. This was his third year to earn the right to compete and his third place finish in the 500 free was his best yet. He took fifth in the event last year. This year he also swam in the 200 free at state and placed 12.
"This year’s state meet was one of the fastest meets, not just for my events, but for all the events,” said Timmons.
Timmons loves the water and really doesn’t spend time in the offseason.
"I don’t have an offseason, but after my big meets I will take a week off from the pool and just work out in the gym or go for a run.”
Swimming for Seth is a way to gain opportunities and open doors.
"Because of my accomplishments in this sport I have been to the Olympic training center, state three times, California, and I am about to go to Florida for my first National junior meet,” said Seth.
Even though high school swimming is over for now Timmons will continue working hard. In addition to the upcoming National Junior Meet he will also be swimming at the Open Water Nationals in California, a meet that he was personally invited to.
BHS coach Nancy Moore commented on her swimmers saying, "I am so very proud of them and all their hard work this year. Continue to expect big things out of the Water Dawgs.”
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