Why she was selected: Morling helped East to the Upstate Eight Conference title Saturday by taking part in four winning swims.
St. Charles East sophomore girls swimmer Jordan Morling won the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.32) and 100 backstroke (57.14) at Saturday’s Upstate Eight Conference meet while teaming with the victorious 200 medley relay (1:47.93) and 400 freestyle relay (3:37.39). Morling, the St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week, is in her first season with the Saints after moving from Virginia. Here’s an edited transcript of a conversation with Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley:
How close was your roster of events to what you might see in the state series?I’m typically in four events, but those will be my events for state, so it’s good to get to practice them before. … It’s just kind of once you get going, it’s the momentum, everyone’s cheering. It’s awesome to have your team cheering and it gets you through having that many events.
How does swimming translate from state to state [Morling was born in Ohio]?It’s a pretty easy move. It’s good to have change in your swimming, and being coached in different ways helps you. It’s benefited me here, so I hope that continues.
If you were having trouble with some difficult homework, which teammate would you turn to for help?Izzy Herb. We’re in most of the same classes. She’s been my friend since I moved here. We’ve grown extremely tight and it’s nice to have her.