Orange Park, Fla.
St. John?s Country Day HS
Established herself as a top freshman for the Hurricanes in the 100 freestyle event … Collected eight top five finishes out of 10 races … Grabbed a second place finish with a time of 53.61 in the 100 free against Florida International … Also had a second place finish against Villanova (53.70) … Posted her season-best time of 52.93 in a tri-match with Florida State and Florida A&M … Had a second place time of 1:56.51 against Houston in the 200 free … Followed that up with a season-best mark of 1:55.82 against FSU and FAMU … Swam the third leg of the 200 freestyle relay in three races for the Hurricanes … Helped the Orange and Green to their best time of 1:36.52 against Florida Atlantic … Had a split-time of 24.54 against the Owls … Against FIU, she turned in a season-best split-time of 24.39 while the team posted a winning time of 1:39.96 … Also swam third leg of the 400 free relay … The `Canes had their best time against FSU and FAMU with a mark of 3:30.93 … Had a split-time of 52.67 in that race … Took part in the 50 free three (3) times, and a season-best mark of 24.90 in the ACC Championships.
Swam for coach Dale Porter at St. John’s Country Day School … Took part in the 50 and 100 freestyle events … Had best times of 52.08 (100 free) and 24.03 (50 free) as a senior … Named team captain and MVP … Tabbed an All-American swimmer … Holds school records in the 50 and 100 free, 100 backstroke and 200 IM … Part of three teams (200 freestyle relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay) that hold three school records … Selected to the Florida First Coast “A” Team as a junior.
Full name is Elizabeth Marita Torres … Daughter of Luis and Kathryn Torres … Mother works as a lawyer while her father is a musician … Has two siblings in Kaili (15) and Natalie (13) … Majoring in Psychology with hopes of becoming a sports psychologist one day … Born on June 12, 1989 in Tucson, Arizona.
Around the Pool with Torres…
Favorite movies include Miracle, 300 and The Notebook … Favorite television shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Arrested Development … Lists Catcher in the Rye as her favorite book … Reads Yoga Journal on the side … Lists her favorite meal as anything her grandmother makes … Says her biggest influences in life are Laura Burk and Nick Baker.