Gamecock junior posts second fastest time of his career
Carolina finishes 15th with a time of 6:24.54
Carolina to swim 800 freestyle relay in tonight's finals
Flach finishes 45th in 500 freestyle
Competition begins Thursday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
2010-11 - One of the team's top sprinters and relay contributors...Top 50 free (20.66), 100 free (45.29) and 200 free (1:38.53) times came at SEC Championships...Swam third leg on 800 freestyle relay team that set the school record (6:27.30) at SEC Championships... Anchored the 200 freestyle relay team to an NCAA `B' cut time (1:20.96) as well as the 400 freestyle relay team (2:58.02)...Anchor leg of the top 400 medley relay team at SEC Championships (3:15.12)...Part of two victorious relay squads vs. Kentucky/Charleston...Also helped in relay wins vs. East Carolina and UNC Wilmington...Missed Nike Cup due to family emergency.
2009-10 - Made an impact as a freshman in the freestyle and IM events... Competed in three individual events and three relays at SEC Championships... Helped 800 FR (6:34.03) and 400 FR (3:00.44) to NCAA `B' cut times... Had the second-best times on the team in the 100 free (45.46) and 200 free (1:39.69), and the third-best 200 IM (1:51.31); all times came at SEC Championships... Won 100 free vs. UNC Wilmington.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy...Coach was Vito Chiavarollati...Team captain...Named first-team All-Shore all four years...Team MVP and high points scorer all four years...Won two Monmouth city championships and one Shore Conference title in the 200 IM...Holds school, city or conference records in 200 IM, 200 MR and 200 free...Was conference champion in 100 back...Club team is Red Bank YMCA...21-time All-American...Was a high school honor student.
PERSONAL - Full name is Christian Alexander Fitton...Born Feb. 8, 1991...Parents are Ed and Dede Fitton...Has twin brothers, Nicholas and Geoffrey, and a sister, Amanda...Uncle Joey Hackett played football for the Denver Broncos...Plans to major in business...Chose South Carolina over offers from Lehigh and UNC-Wilmington.