EPHS Tiger swimmer captures state swim gold

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:17pm

El Paso has a new state champion. The city and El Paso High School... Tigers freshman Victoria Garcia won the 4A 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.99. Garcia was the top seed coming in to the state meet Saturday in Austin, and she left with a gold medal.

"I was a little nervous, but I knew I had to trust in my preparation and training all year, and I just had to go out and swim and just race. Everyone has been really nice, congratulating me, all around, my friends and my family, they have been very supporting and very nice."

Victoria has three more years to wow the crowds in El Paso, and hopes to become an all-american and academic all-american in the future.

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