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KP TIMES

The student news site of Kingwood Park High School

KP TIMES

The student news site of Kingwood Park High School

KP TIMES

Logen Black (12)

How long have you been swimming?

“Nine.”

How did you do at Region?

“I did good. I went all personal bests. And our relays did really well. So I was happy with it.”

What did you compete in?

“The 200 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay.”

Can you describe your experience at Region?

“It was a good meet. We didn’t think we were gonna win. So being able to win region for the first time in three years was really cool. It was a lot of fun being with everyone for my last region ever.”

What were your expectations for Region prelims?

“I didn’t have a lot of expectations going into prelims because I knew that making it to finals was the goal. So I just wanted to do good my first day so that I could perform my best the next.”

How about at Region finals?

“To win, to do good in all my relays, to place the best that I could so we got the most points.”

What was your initial reaction when you found out you were going to State?

“I was excited. It’s a good experience to have and so a lot of the people that are going to State with me, I’m excited to have the trip with them.”

Are you doing anything to prep for state?

“I’ve actually been prepping for like the past eight weeks. It’s so bad. I eat certain things. I drink only water and electrolytes. I make sure I have my suits. I have my stuff that I use, all a mindset.”

This being your last year, what does going to state mean to you?

“It’s a good way to end this chapter of my life. I’m excited to do this last meet with all the people that I love swimming with in the morning. I’ve been working with them all year. And so to be here, I’m really excited to end it. With everyone that I like and love to swim with and be ready to move on to the next chapter of my swimming career.”

What is your favorite memory from this past season?

“Definitely region I had a really good meet. The 400 free relay. It was so loud. It was like State. It was so loud. And it was just so much adrenaline rushing that it was exciting.”

What has been the hardest part leading up to State?

“Knowing that it is gonna end, like the season’s gonna end and that’s really sad; but I still get to see all these people. It’s not like I’m just done talking to them. I’m still here for the rest of this year and my brother swims next year so it’s exciting to still have a connection to this while also getting to move on.”

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