By Noah Miyamae
Assoc. Sports Editor
Photos by Thomas Forman
The boys and girls’ swim team defeated Temple City at home in its second league meet on Thursday, March 24. The team has now been successful in both of its meets with strong placements across the board.
The team had many strong individual performances. Senior William Lau placed first in the boys’ 200 Freestyle with a time of one minute and 50 seconds. Senior Laura Mendenhall mirrored Lau in the girls’ 200 Freestyle by placing first with a time of two minutes and five seconds. Mendenhall also claimed first in the 500 Freestyle with a time of five minutes and 34 seconds. Senior Jocelyn Jo claimed first in the 200 Individual Medley, earning a time of two minutes and 18 seconds. Junior Jacob Mullin dominated the boys’ 200 Individual Medley to add more points to the Tiger lead.
Senior Harry Kim continued to give South Pas points by earning first in the 100 Freestyle. Freshman Evan Yerian rounded out the boys’ individual first place finishes in the 500 Freestyle. Sophomore Eileen Zenas was successful enough to earn first place in the 100 yard Butterfly and Jo claimed first in the 100 Breaststroke.
The team was also very successful in the relay competitions. Senior Aaron Ogita, Lau, Mullin, and Kim competed in the 200 Medley relay and earned first. Senior Nathaniel Imel, junior Kevin Shon, Albert Bai, and Christopher Chan took first place in the 200 Freestyle relay. The 400 Freestyle relay team of junior Kelsey Sedgwick, freshman Jean Lih, Mendenhall, and Jo earned first and secured the Tiger victory.
“Temple City was the toughest opponent we have faced as they had a lot of tough swimmers,” Mullin said, “Despite this, everyone raced their hearts out and we were able to be victorious.”
The team’s next meet will be after Spring Break against La Cañada on the road on Thursday, April 14.