Tigersharks place at TISCA meet in Frisco

Story by Josh Klein, Viewpoint editor

The Tigersharks competed at the North Texas Tisca Invitational meet at Frisco Dec. 14-15. There was stiff competition for both the boys and the girls. The Tigershark boys took second place behind Frisco Wakeland, while the girls came home with fourth place, barely being edged out by Frisco Centennial.

The Tigersharks opened preliminaries strongly, trying to get as many people into finals as they could.

“We traditionally swim fast the first day, to see who we can get into finals,” Coach Carl Auel said. “If you don’t swim fast on today [in preliminaries], you may not get to swim tomorrow [finals].”

After the first day the boys’ 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard free relay, and their “A” and “B” 400-yard free relays had made it to finals. On the girls’ side, they managed to qualify all three “A” relays.

The next day the boys’ and girls’ medley relay both placed fifth. The boys’ 200 free relay took fourth, while the girls’ placed a disappointed eighth. Finally the Tigershark boys’ and girls’ 400 free relay each finished fourth.

Individually, the Tigersharks had a some good swims. Junior Chris Radomski grabbed a silver medal in the 100-yard butterfly, and junior Zachary Baker took the bronze in the 100-yard breaststroke. Senior Nick Sehy managed to place fifth in the 200-yard freestyle, and senior Anne Marie Hilborn came home with a bronze medal in the 1-meter dive.

While the Tigersharks may not of swept the meet like they were hoping to, each swimmer improved at this meet. So after two days of excitement in Frisco, the Tigersharks are recovering and training in anticipation for Regionals and State in February.