Tigersharks take TISCA

Tigersharks place fourth at Frisco TISCA meet

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Photo by Kristin McCasland

Freshman Dylan Rosser swims butterfly during the Frisco TISCA meet. Both the Tigersharks and the Lady Tigersharks won fourth place.

Story by Katie Dusek, staff writer

The Tigersharks boys and girls teams both placed fourth out of the 55 teams represented in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association meet on Dec. 11 and 12 held in Frisco, Texas.

The Lady Tigersharks received 170.5 points and the boys received 209 points, placing them both in the top five teams in their respective competitions.

The Tigersharks were faced with some tough competition. However, the swimmers were still satisfied with the results.

“Well I thought we would do a lot better going into it,” said captain Tyler Snell “there was a lot of good competition and everyone was swimming really fast.”

The challenging mid-season swim meet helps the swimmers know what is expected of them, and inspires them to reach their goals.

“We dropped a lot of time for this mid season meet,” Snell said.“It means a lot to us it helps us get ready to continue working hard for the rest of the season.”

The rigor of the fast meet also allows the swimmers to get a feel for what is to come with the bigger meets of the season, like regional competitions.

“I think [the meet] helps with a lot of pressure that we get whenever we go to those big meets,” junior Cathryne Payne said. ”We don’t get to experience [that] at the local meet.”

Although the team finished fourth, head coach Eric Vogan is still happy with what the team brought to the pool.

“I am really happy with the results of the meet,” coach Eric Vogan said. “I just think we need to sprint a little bit more, and we just need to have a little bit more confidence in our abilities”.