Capobianco and Windle compete in Russia
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Capobianco and Windle compete in Russia

Area divers advance to Junior World Championships

Photo: My story Andrew Capobianco and Jordan Windle in the News and Observer

Andrew Capobianco and Jordan Windle are two of the top junior divers in the nation and train with Duke diving coach Nunzo Esposto.  Windle won four gold medals and Capobianco three at the Junior USA Diving nationals.

Capobianco, a Holly Springs High diver, finished 13th in the 1-meter springboard.

Windle, a Morrisville resident who is home-schooled, was fourth in the platform, sixth in the 3-meter springboard, fifth with partner Cameron Thatcher of Powell, Ohio, in 3-meter synchronized and 10th in 1-meter springboard.

Area divers compete in Russia


Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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