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Kristen Harris
  • Junior
  • Backstroke
  • Holmdel, N.J. (Holmdel)
Career Best Times
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
100 back 56.00 2005 SEC Championships
200 back 1:58.78 2/20/2005 Last Chance/Time Trials
50 free 25.39 1/7/2005 Miami Invitational
200 free 1:51.96 2/20/2005 Last Chance/Time Trials
500 free 4:55.36 2005 SEC Championships
1,000 free 10:21.82 1/21/2005 Auburn
1,000 free 10:18.90 11/11/2003 Florida State
1,650 free 17:23.65 01/03/2004 Kentucky
400 IM 4:41.42 2003 Gator Swim Club Fall Classic
(Short Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
200 free 2:06.53 01/10/2004 Arizona State
400 free 4:25.41 01/10/2004 Arizona State
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
200 back 2:17.38 06/2004 Texas Senior Circuit
200 free 2:07.48 2005 U.S. Nationals
400 free 4:27.08 02/13/2004 USA Nationals
800 free 9:15.90 2003 U.S. Open

National/International Competition: Career-best time in the 200-meter back (2:20.68) to finish in 25th place at the 2004 USA Spring Nationals (2/11) … Competed in three events at the 2003 U.S. Open … Placed 24th at the 2002 Spring Nationals in the 200-meter back (2:19.77) …Swam the 100 back in 57.24 at the 2002 Junior Olympics … Participated in the 2002 Spring Speedo Championships, in the 200 free (1:51.01), 1,000 free (9:57.6), 200 back (2:00.79) and 100 back (57.24) ... Finished seventh in the 100 back with a time of 1:05.58 at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships, also took fourth in the 200 back with a time of 2:18.53 in the finals and clocked the 200 free in 2:07.93 … Competed in the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials where she swam the 200 back for 41st place.

At Florida:
2004-05: NCAA qualifier in the 100 back … Academic All-SEC honoree … Set or bettered six career marks … Eleven top-five finishes … Set one automatic qualifying time and two provisional times … Competed in the 100 back and the 200 back in the NCAA Championships, finishing in the top 50 in each … Set two career bests at the SEC Championships, swimming 4:55.36 in the prelims of the 500 free and clocking a 56.00 in the prelims of the 100 back, good for a provisional time … Also competed in the 200 back at the conference meet, where she set an automatic time with a 1:59.03 effort … Established two new career marks at the Last Chance/Time Trials event, when she recorded a provisional-qualifying 1:58.78 in the 200 back and posting a 1:51.96 in the 200 free … Placed third in the 500 free as well as the 100 back against IRCC (2/5) … Earned fifth place in the 200 back against Virginia (1/28) … Finished fifth in the 200 free and fourth in the 200 back against Alabama (1/22) … Tallied a fourth-place effort in the 200 back and recorded sixth-place finishes in the 200 free and as a part of the 800 FR team against Georgia Tech (11/19-21) … Earned second place in the 200 free against Miami (1/8) … Set a career best in the 50 free (25.39) and placed eighth in the 200 back at the Miami Invitational (1/7) … Took sixth in the 200 back against Florida State (11/16) … Finished third in the 200 back against South Carolina (11/12) … Posted a third-place finish in the 200 back against Michigan (10/16) … Placed third in the 200 back against Florida Atlantic (10/8).


2003-04:
Finished fourth in the 200 back (2:04.79) at Tennessee (1/31) … Earned second place in the 200-meter back (2:25.12) vs. Alabama (1/24) … Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter free (4:25.41) at Arizona State (1/10) … Touched the wall fourth in the 1,650 free (17:23.65) and finished with the fourth-best time in the 200 back (2:07.22) vs. Kentucky … Earned sixth place in the 1,000 free (10:18.90) as well as the 200 back (2:06.73) vs. FSU (11/11) … Recorded highest finish of the season (third) at TCU (10/24) in the 500 free (5:06.83) … Set five career bests at the 2003 Gator Swim Club Fall Classic in the 100 and 200 back, 200 and 500 free, and the 400 IM … Finished fourth in the 200 back (2:08.05), sixth in the 100 back (1:00.53), and swam on the 200 MR team which finished with the fifth-best time (1:52.02) at Arkansas (10/23) … Placed 10th in the 100 back (1:01.52) at the Florida Invitational … Earned eighth place in the 1,000 free (10:26.00) at the Michigan-FAU (10/17) dual meet.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Holmdel High School … 2002 Monmouth County Swimmer of the Meet … Monmouth County Swimmer of the Year in 2000 and 2001 … Still holds the record for the 100 back at the Monmouth County Championships … Took first place in the 500 free (4:58.8) and second in the 200 free (1:51.06) at the Meet of Champs … Member of the track and field team, Best Buddies, flag twirling and the Key Club.

Club: Member of the Scarlet Aquatic Club coached by Tom Speedling … Team captain … Team scholarship winner … Holds records in the 200-meter free, 400-meter free, 100-meter back, 200-meter back, 200 free and 100 back.


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