Photo by Kevin Huang
The Tigers’ swim team competed in the annual Mt. SAC invitational swim meet on Friday, April 14 and Saturday the 15th. Despite placing in the lower rankings of about thirty teams, the meet allowed many varsity swimmers to make personal progress.
In one of the most powerful performances of the meet, senior Jacob Mullin broke his own school record in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 49.03. In addition to this first place win, Mullin also won the 100 Backstroke in only 49.96 seconds.
Sophomore Jaden Mullin excelled in the 200 Individual Medley with a strong CIF consideration time. The boys’ 200 Medley Relay and Free Relay made CIF consideration and set a season best for South Pas. Sophomore Kyra Angkasa won 12th overall for the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:10.48. Angkasa has consistently dominated this event and hopes to qualify for CIF with her impressive time.
“It was really great for us to be in a more competitive environment and allowed for the team to get much closer,” junior Eileen Zenas said about the exhausting weekend.
The athletes took advantage of the invitational’s competitive spirit to gain the experience they will need for upcoming meets. The Tigers have three meets left before League Championships, all against highly advanced teams. Their next competition will be on Tuesday, April 18 at Gabrielino High School.