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Chris Kelly
Chris  Kelly


Morristown, Tenn.

High School:
Morristown West HS




Gamecocks Set to Open 2011-12 Season Against Florida State, Alabama

Meet slated to begin at 11 a.m. at the Morcom Aquatics Center in Tallahassee, Fla.

2010-11 - Advanced to finals in two events at SEC Championships...Set school record in 200 backstroke with 1:44.58 in prelims to qualify for championship finals...Finished 7th with 1:45.38...Also made finals in 400 IM, posting 3:50.79 to finish 13th; was fourth-best time in school history...Both times were NCAA `B' cuts...Also posted NCAA `B' cut in 200 IM (1:48.55), just missing finals with a 17th-place finish and the sixth-fastest time in school history...Part of school-record 800 freestyle relay team at SEC Championships (6:27.30)...Named SEC Swimmer of the Week following performance vs. Western Kentucky (10/16)...Won both 100 and 200 back in season-opening meet...Won 200 back seven times in dual meets this season...Also had a win in 100 back (WKU) and 400 IM (Duke/Queens).

2009-10 - Scored two points for Gamecocks at SEC Championships with 15th-place finish in 200 back...Had team's fastest time in the event (1:47.68)...Also competed in 200 IM and 400 IM at SEC Championships... Second-fastest on the team in 400 IM (3:56.92), also a personal-best at SEC Championships... Third-best Gamecock in 200 fly with 1:53.20 at Tennessee... Finished third in 200 back at Gamecock Invitational... Had six runner-up finishes during the year.

2008-09 - One of the most versatile swimmers for Carolina as a freshman...Had the team's fastest time in the 500 free (4:34.09) and 200 back (1:46.23) and was second-fastest in the 200 fly (1:50.11)...Competed in 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 back at SEC Championships...Advanced to `C' finals at U.S. Short Course Nationals in the 200 back, finishing 18th...Won four races in dual meets during the year, including two against Duke/Davidson and one each against Virginia and College of Charleston.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Morristown-Hamblen High School West...Was an All-American in the 100 back, 100 fly, 200 IM and 500 free...Also played golf for the Trojans...Member of Pilot Aquatic Club of Knoxville...Was a 2nd honors student.

PERSONAL - Full name is Christopher Alexander Kelly...Born August 9, 1989...Mother is Patricia Kelly...Major is marketing.

Kelly's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
200 freestyle 1:39.76 2/28/09 Last Chance Meet Athens, Ga.
200 butterfly 1:50.11 12/6/08 U.S. Short Course Nationals Atlanta, Ga.
100 backstroke 50.33 1/31/09 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
200 backstroke 1:44.58! 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
200 IM 1:48.55 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
400 IM 3:50.79 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.

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