Ayala’s Kenisha Liu finished second in the 200 yard freestyle during the CIF division 2 swimming finals in the Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif., on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)
Kenisha Liu of Ayala High School won two individual events at the inaugural CIF State Championship Meet. She competed in the Girls 100 and 200-yard freestyle events.
She had a time of 1 minute and 46.14 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle championship race.
“I was so nervous before my 200 free because I had set goals for myself before the meet and once I won I felt a lot of relief,” Liu said. “Going into the 100 free, I had calmed down and I was just motivated to win another event.”
Ayala’s Kenisha Liu will be seeded second, following her time of 1 minute and 49.12 seconds in the prelims, going into the Girls 200-Yard Freestyle Championship Race at the CIF State Swimming and Diving meet.
Liu will compete in the Girls 100 free championship race after a 50.42 second prelim time earned her the second seed.
Mikki Thompson of Ayala finished 13th in standings following prelims and will compete in the consolation finals of the girls 200 IM.
Michael Tenney of Chino Hills qualified for the boys 500 freestyle event as the No. 5 seed following a time of 4:30.29 . He also finished 18th in the Boys 200 free. He will be an alternate for consolation finals.