By Kassandra Ferrer
As the swim season comes to an end, two swimmers are cashing in their hard work at California Interscholastic Federation on Wednesday, May 13th. Mitchell Spear (Senior) and Jessica Moore (Freshman) will represent Tustin High School this year at CIF Prelims.
As a senior working for this moment for the past four years, Mitchell Spear qualified 10th on the 100 Free and 17th place on the 200 Free; both events out of 36 swimmers from all over California. With a previous shoulder injury, Mitchell manages to set the pain aside and focus on making it far at CIF prelims. He reveals he is, “excited about making it this far in the competition” and “focusing on trying to remain calm to keep a steady pace, and to push [himself] to break personal records.” As he is seated on the higher portion, the chances of Mitchell continuing to CIF Finals are high.
Like a fish that was born in the pool, Jessica Moore is currently a N.O.V.A swimmer and simultaneously a Tustin High School swimmer. As a freshman, she successfully places 36th place for 100 Fly and 3rd alternate in the 200 IM (39th). She admits, “I was kind of disappointed at first that I only made one event in CIF, but after I was excited that I even made it as a freshman. Today, I am planning on focusing on technique and improving my time because I don’t have that high of a chance of making top 16.”
In addition, our THS Aquatics girls 400 Free Relay (Jessica Moore, Aalayah Thompson, Dana Twisk, and Amy Albus) made 2nd alternate (38th place). Good luck today!