Laken Stogner

Laken  Stogner


Bowdon, Ga.

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Did not compete during the 2007-08 season.

2006-07 Highlights: Again, Air Force's top sprinter ... also swam on relays for the Falcons.

2005-06 Highlights: Falcons' top sprint swimmer ... swam the lead-off leg for the school record-breaking 400 free relay team at the MWC Championships ... also anchored the 200 medley relay and was on 200 free relay teams.

High School: Lettered four years in swimming for coach David Weeks ... swam for the Carrollton Bluefins club team, also coached by Weeks ... voted "Most Inspirational" by club team ... held the Bluefins' record in the 100 free ... also lettered one year in tennis at Bowdon ... three-time Scholastic All-American ... salutatorian of high school class.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 6 ... daughter of Deana and Jeffrey Crews and Dennis and Melissa Stogner ... has two brothers, Tyler (20) and Colt (10) ... nickname is "Larken" ... plans to attend pilot training and graduate school ... hobbies include cooking, reading, listening to music, learning about other sports and going to concerts ... favorite food is strawberry cake ... favorite movies are Smokey and the Bandit and The Little Mermaid ... if she could be on any reality TV show, it would be What Not to Wear ... biggest influence on her sports career has been her mother, Deana, who "always encouraged me to do everything I felt compelled to do, and she never let me quit anything when I was growing up" ... favorite athlete is Dara Torres, because "she has redefined what most people think about swimming and age limitations. She is an excellent competitor and has proved that if you work at something, you can achieve great things" ... something most people don't know about her is that her first name came from a soap opera (Santa Barbara) and she grew up on Stogner Road, a little country dirt road ... favorite quote: "They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them."

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