Biloxi High swim team excels at state championship

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The Biloxi High School swim team has returned home after the Mississippi High School state championship with some new hardware in hand.

Multiple swimmers snagged the top spots in their divisions including the men’s 400 freestyle relay. The four swimmers in the relay moved up five places from last year, placing third in the state.

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With a year of hard work, the relay team was able to shave 9 seconds off their time to move up in the ranks.

Relay member Charles Crocker tells News 25 the only they could have accomplished this was by working together. “At state, none of us could really get it done individually, but we come together as a team better than any other team at the meet. We go together just perfectly and we can get the job done that way. Nobody believed we could do it, but when we were in our huddle we knew we could do it.”

The program will only be graduating one senior at the end of the year, making their chances for success next year look even brighter.

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Caroline Eaker was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a BA in Journalism. During her time at Georgia Southern, Caroline spent most of her time on the sidelines cheering on the Eagles as a member of the cheerleading squad. She also found her passion for journalism while she interned for WTOC in Savannah, Georgia. Caroline is extremely excited to start her career on the Coast. When she is not in the newsroom Caroline can be found spoiling her Pomeranian Chihuahua puppy, Fitz. Caroline also loves the beach and anything outdoors.