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A Meet to Remember: Wildcats Break Records, Tally Career-best Marks

Megan Pulskamp broke the 100-fly record

Megan Pulskamp broke the 100-fly record

Jan. 26, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. -

The University of Kentucky men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had an unprecedented day in the pool on Saturday. In the meet with Louisville there were some magnificent performances by a number of individuals. Two athletes (Casey Miller and Megan Pulskamp) broke a school record, while eight athletes achieved NCAA time standards, 19 broke into UK’s all-time top-10 charts and 29 secured career-best marks. Here is a summary of their achievements:

SCHOOL RECORDS


Casey Miller, junior
• Won the 200-free (1:47.67)
1. Career-best time
2. Ranks 2nd all-time at UK (previous best was 1:51.71)
3. Is the 16th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Won the 200-IM (2:00.52)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:05.42)
2. Is a new school record, breaking Melissa Olson’s time of (2:01.02) set in 1998
3. Is the 12th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Finished 3rd in the 200-fly (2:02.65)
1. Career-best time (first time competing in this event)
2. Ranks 10th all-time at UK

Megan Pulskamp, junior
• Won the 50-free (22.59)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 23.12)
2. Ranks 3rd all-time at UK
3. Third fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard


 

 

• Won the 100-fly (52.62)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 54.23)
2. Is a new school record, breaking Heather Bradford’s time of (52.79) set in 2007
3. Is the fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is and NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

NCAA ‘B’ TIME STANDARDS

Morne’ Boshoff, freshman
• Won the 500-free (4:23.86)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 4:26.22)
2. Ranks 5th all-time at UK
3. Is the 12th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Won the 1000-free (9:08.54)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 9:30.71)
2. Ranks 2nd all-time at UK
3. Is the 2nd fastest time in the SEC this season

Elvis Burrows, junior
• Won the 100-fly (47.58)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 48.90)
2. Ranks 4th all-time at UK
3. Is the 6th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

Lindsey Graessle, sophomore
• Won the 100-breast (1:01.54)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:02.97)
2. Ranks 2nd all-time at UK
3. Is the 6th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Finished 2nd in the 200-breast (2:15.50)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:18.87)
2. Ranks 4th all-time at UK
3. Is the 12th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

Chatham Penrod, sophomore
• Won the 100-back (54.35)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 55.99)
2. Ranks 2nd all-time at UK
3. Is the 11th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Won the 200-back (1:58.25)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:01.57)
2. Ranks 2nd all-time at UK
3. Is the 17th fastest time in the SEC this season

Tyler Reed, sophomore
• Won the 200-free (1:35.25)
1. Is the 2nd fastest time in the SEC this season
2. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Finished 2nd in the 500-free (4:24.00)
1. Is the 13th fastest time in the SEC this season
2. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

Anna Sirmon, junior
• Won the 200-fly (1:59.54)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:02.88)
2. Ranks 2nd all-time at UK
3. Is the 8th fastest time in the SEC this season
4. Is an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time standard

• Finished 3rd in the 100-fly (56.14)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 56.15)
2. Ranks 10th all-time at UK

• Finished 3rd in the 500-free (4:56.02)
1. Career-best time (first time competing in the event)

CAREER BEST TIMES

Claire Archibald, freshman
• Finished 2nd in the 100-back (56.10)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 56.46)
2. Ranks 4th all-time at UK

• Finished 2nd in the 200-back (2:00.15)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:00.29)
2. Ranks 5th all-time at UK

James Batley, senior
• Finished 4th in the 200-fly (1:48.95)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:50.48)
2. Ranks 8th all-time at UK

Grant Cooksey, freshman
• Finished 3rd in the 100-breast (55.97)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 56.52)
2. Ranks 5th all-time at UK
3. Is the 14th fastest time in the SEC this season

• Finished 3rd in the 200-breast (2:02.64)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:02.98)
2. Ranks 7th all-time at UK
3. Is the 17th fastest time in the SEC this season

Mike Crady, freshman
• Finished 5th in the 200-fly (1:54.64)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:55.09)

• Finished 7th in the 100-fly (51.19)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 51.63)

Shane Eliason, senior
• Finished 2nd in the 100-back (48.65)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 49.19)
2. Ranks 3rd all-time at UK
3. Is the 12th fastest time in the SEC this season

Colin Faris, sophomore
• Finished 7th in the 50-free (20.59)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 20.73)

Tom Gimm, freshman
• Finished 3rd on the 1-meter board (231.60)
1. Career-best score (previous best was 228.90)

Kyle Greene, junior
• Finished 3rd in the 200-free (1:37.54)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:37.90)
2. Ranks 6th all-time at UK
3. Is the 17th fastest time in the SEC this season

• Finished 3rd in the 200-back (1:49.68)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:50.64)
2. Ranks 6th all-time at UK

• Was the first leg in the 200-free relay (50-free 20.27)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 20.53)

Kelsi Hall, freshman
• Finished 3rd in the 50-free (22.88)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 23.49)
2. Ranks 6th all-time at UK
3. Is the 13th fastest time in the SEC this season

Leah Harms, senior
• Finished 2nd in the 500-free (4:54.15)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 4:58.50)
2. Ranks 10th all-time at UK

• Finished 2nd in the 1000-free (10:05.62)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 10:10.06)
2. Ranks 7th all-time at UK
3. Is the 18th fastest time in the SEC this season

Lindsay Lash, freshman
• Finished 7th in the 100-fly (57.77)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 57.94)

Amanda Lehotan, freshman
• Finished 7th in the 100-back (1:00.46)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:00.61)

Anna Mattox, freshman
• Finished 6th in the 100-fly (57.30)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 58.05)

• Finished 6th in the 200-fly (2:08.10)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:09.60)

Mandy Myers, freshman
• Finished 4th in the 200-free (1:51.02)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:52.52)
2. Is the second fastest time on the team this season

Jenna Newsome, sophomore
• Finished 5th in the 50-free (23.04)
• Opening split in the 200-free relay time of (22.88)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 23.04 in the race vs. Louisville earlier)
2. Ranks 6th all-time at UK
3. Is the 13th fastest time in the SEC this season

• Finished 2nd in the 100-free
1. Career-best time (previous best was 51.42)
2. Ranks 6th all-time at UK

Chelsea Peterson, freshman
• Finished 5th in the 100-free (51.02)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 51.14)

• Finished 8th in the 50-free (23.65)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 23.66)

Chris Richard, junior
• Finished 5th in the 50-free (20.41)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 20.46)

Kevin Ryan, junior
• Finished 8th in the 500-free (4:51.07)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 4:51.38)

• Finished 5th in the 1000-free (9:37.85)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 9:57.18)

Kayla Sergesketter, sophomore
• Finished 4th in the 100-free (50.91)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 51.50)
2. Ranks 10th all-time at UK

• Finished 4th in the 1000-free (10:17.94)
1. Career-best time (first time competing in the event)

Justin Smith, senior
• Won the 1-meter board (334.65)
1. Career-best score (previous best was 329.23)
2. Ranks 5th all-time at UK
3. Is the 9th best score in the SEC this season

Adam Twer, freshman
• Finished 4th in the 200-back (1:50.18)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:50.26)
2. Ranks 8th all-time at UK

• Finished 5th in the 100-back (51.07)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 52.42)

Jenna Willis, freshman
• Finished 3rd in the 100-breast (1:04.56)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 1:06.10)
2. Ranks 8th all-time at UK

• Finished 4th in the 200-breast (2:21.51)
1. Career-best time (previous best was 2:23.37)

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