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On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Tunkhannock Area senior Anna Moffitt won the 100 butterfly, finished second in the 50 free and was a leg on the winning 200 free and 400 free relay teams to help lead the Lady Tigers to a 106-75 victory over Wyoming Valley West. Moffitt also capped off her senior night in grand fashion, earning the 1,000th point of her career during the meet that saw Tunkhannock defeat the Lady Spartans for the first time in at least three decades. For her accomplishments, Moffitt has been named the Wyoming County Press Examiner’s Athlete of the Week.

Grade, age, hometown: Senior, 17, Tunkhannock

Family: Joe, father; Mary, mother; Tori King, sister, 25; Joe, brother, 20.

Other sports I play: Volleyball

Athletes I admire: Anthony Ervin and Michael Phelps

Favorite Movie: “Clueless”

Favorite TV show: “Teen Wolf”

Favorite band/artist: Bastille

Favorite food: Chocolate

Favorite school subject: Business Law

Three people I’d like to have dinner with: “Caeleb Dressel, Anthony Ervin and Michael Phelps.”

Biggest role model: “My sister Tori because I always have looked up to her. I think she’s a great coach and a great sister.”

Post-graduation plans: “I want to study psychology and haven’t decided where I want to go yet.”

Superstitions or rituals: “We always have a team meeting before our meets and I usually give a pep talk.”

What were some of your goals for this season? “To do as well as we did last year with a smaller team.”

Do you have more of a leadership role as a senior this year? “I have, especially since Tori had a baby earlier in the season. She relied a lot on me and I made sure the team was doing what they should be doing and what’s required of them.”

What’s your favorite event to swim in? “The 100 butterfly.”

How would you describe yourself as a swimmer? “I think I’m more of a sprinter because I struggle with going from event to event and still being able to go as fast as I can when rested. I’m better at shorter events.”

Do you have a bigger motivation for the relays? “I think the relay teams help us out because there’s a lot of competition to be able to swim on the relay. Once you’re on it, that also pushes you to stay on it and not let your teammates down, so you work harder to do the best you can for the other people in that relay.”

What did it mean to join the 1,000 point club? “I was pretty excited and it made me really happy. I was cutting it close because I’ve missed some meets throughout my high school career from health issues, so I’m really happy that I still got it. I worked really hard for it.”

Do you have a favorite meet from the season so far? “The Wyoming Valley West meet, we beat them for the first time since at least the 1980s. Our overall record is close to last year, so I think we’re doing fairly well for losing so many girls.”

What are your goals for the final meet against Dallas and the Les Richards Invite? “I’m hoping that I can get my time lower in the fly before districts so I can get better placing. I’ll be swimming against some very fast girls. I also want (former teammate) Morgan (Manglaviti’s fly record. That was my goal for this season, so hopefully I can get that and also make it to states.”

Will your past appearances at districts help for this year? “I still tend to get really nervous at big meets, but I think it’s gotten better over the years and think it will this year. I hope the whole team tapers well and we can all do our best to get to where we were last year and have a good meet.”

What’s been your favorite part of being on the team? “Everyone on the team. I love my teammates and will miss them a lot next year.”