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Jason Gillespie

Largo, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Collegiate Bests:
100 Breast 56.21 (Indian River, 1999)
200 Breast 2:01.50 (Auburn Invit., 1999)



UF All-Time Rankings:
Ranks 10th in the 200 breast (2:01.50).

National/International Competition:
Participated in 1999 summer nationals...Placed 22nd place with time 1:04.99...Timed 1:04.53 at Olympic time trial...Touched 24th in the 200 meter breast at '99 US Spring Nationals (2:25.68)...Placed 35th in the 100 meter breast at '99 Spring Nationals (1:06.58)...1997 U.S. Nationals' finalist in the 100-meter breast, clocking a personal-best time of 1:05.30...placed in top-ten at 1997 U.S. Nationals in the 200-meter breast, touching in at 2:21.90...touched in 56.89 in the 100-yard breast at '98 Spring Junior Nationals to place Mid-Atlantic Championships had time of 2:02.01 in the 200-yard breast...finalist also at the '96 U.S. Open in both the 100- and 200-scm breast...additionally, swam on runner-up 400 medley relay and the sixth-place 800 free relay at U.S. Nationals in '98.

At the SEC Championships, placed 11th in the 100 breast (56.86) and 14th in the 200 breast (2:04.64)...clocked personal-best time in the 200 breast at the Auburn Invitational (2:01.50) which ranked 10th best in UF history...earned runner-up finish in the 100 breast against Indian River with career-best (56.21).

High School:
1998 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School...All-American in both 1997 and '98 in 100-yard breast...Florida State 5A High School Champion in the 100 breast in 1996 (57.33)...District 4 Champion in Florida in 100 breast in both 1995 and ' co-captain and MVP, leading St. Thomas Aquinas to a third-place finish at 1997 state championship meet...placed third in '96 state competition in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.51.

Born Jason Edward Gillespie on March 25, 1979 in Trenton N.J...son of Charles and Linda Gillespie...hobbies include golf, and trap and skeet shooting...also lettered in golf, track and soccer at St. Thomas Aquinas...member of student government and yearbook staff as well...plans to major in business.

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