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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Kristen Beales

Free/Br/IM

CLASS
JR
Hometown
Arlington, Va. (Washington Lee)
Experience
School
Kristen Beales

Three-time All-SEC Selection

 

Career Best Times

(Yards)

100 Free: 54.14                      (Tennessee, 2/1/08)

200 Free: 1:50.03                  (FAU, 2/9/08)

500 Free:  4:42.84p               (2009 SEC Championships)

1,000 Free: 9:41.96               (Tennessee, 1/30/09)

1,650 Free: 16:13.62             (Florida Swimming SR Championships, 2/26/09)

100 Breast: 1:07.01               (FAU, 1/17/09)

200 Breast: 2:20.42               (LSU, 10/23/08)

400 IM: 4:15.85                      (2009 SEC Championships)

 

(Meters)

200 Free: 2:10.89                  (Alabama 11/30/07)

400 Free: 4:22.27                  (2008 U.S. Open)

1,500 Free: 17:07.72             (2008 U.S. Open)

200 Breast: 2:45.56               (Alabama, 11/30/07)

400 IM: 4:54.15                      (2008 U.S. Open)

 

UF All-Time Rankings

(Yards)

1,650-yard free: Eighth (16:13.62)

 

National/International Competition

Competed in the 400-meter free, 800-meter free and 400-meter IM at the 2009 U.S. Nationals/World Trials in Indianapolis, Ind., during summer 2009…Swam a time of 4:54.15 in prelims of the 400 IM (15th), recorded a 4:22.27 in the 400-meter free (31st) and finished 19th with a time of 17:07.72 in the 1,500-meter free at the 2008 U.S. Open … Was a national qualifier in four events, including the 400 IM, 200 breast, 500 and 1,000 free events.

 

At Florida

2008-09: A 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll selection…Additionally named a 2009 CSCAA Scholar All-American … A member of the 2009 NCAA Championship team…Set career-best times in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650-yard freestyle events, as well as the 100 & 200 breast and 400 IM races during the season…Finished eighth overall in the 500 free (4:48.37), 13th in the 400 IM (4:15.85) and 13th in the mile (16:36.83) at the 2009 SEC Championship meet in Auburn, Ala., where the Lady Gators secured their 17th overall SEC Championship…Swam the mile (16:27.57), the 500 free (4:47.04) and the 400 IM (4:17.83) at the 2009 NCAA Championship meet in College Station, Texas, finishing 35th in the mile and 44th in both the 500 free and 400 IM…Qualified for the 2009 NCAA Championship meet with her career-best finishes in the 500 free prelims (4:42.84) and 400 IM at SECs, as well as her career-best mile time from the Florida Swimming Senior Championships (16:13.62) that placed her eighth on UF’s all-time yards list in the event.

 

2007-08: Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Finished third in the consolation final of the 500 free (4:45.77), seventh in the consolation of the 400 IM (4:21.10) and 12th overall in the 1,650 free (16:33.22) at the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa … Won the 200 free against FAU (1:50.03) … Completed the Gator sweep of the 1,000 free at Tennessee by finishing fourth (10:01.27) … Finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:48.12) and sixth in the 1,500 free (17:43.87) against Auburn … Won the 1,000 free against LSU (10:03.79) and placed fourth in the 500 free (5:01.19) … Took fifth in the 200 free (1:53.83) against Arkansas and IRCC … Finished sixth in the 500 free (5:03.13) against Florida State … Placed seventh in the 100 breast (1:09.38) at Minnesota … Finished sixth in the 1,000 free (10:15.59) at Virginia.

 

2006-07: Earned three All-SEC honors at the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky. … Placed 11th in the 1,650 free (16:45.66) and 14th in the 500 free (4:51.84) at the conference meet, marking career bests in both … Also finished 16th in the 400 IM (4:28.79) … Finished third in the 200 breast (2:23.85) and fourth in the 1,650 free (16:54.51) against FAU … Earned the first NCAA provisional-qualifying time of her career with a personal-best 4:23.10 in the 400 IM (2nd) vs. Tennessee … Also took runner-up honors vs. Tenn. in the 500 free (4:52.24), a NCAA provisional mark …Took third in the 200 free (1:53.34) against Indian River CC… Swam to a fifth place 1,650 free (16:57.25) against Virginia … Finished 23rd in the 500 free (4:56.20) and 25th in the 400 IM (4:26.47) at the Texas Invite … Also clocked a 2:22.89 in the 200 breast (28th) in Austin … Touched sixth in the 100 breast (1:09.77) and seventh in the 200 breast (2:26.44) against FSU … Earned second in the 1,000 free against LSU (10:19.22) … Took sixth in the 1,000 free (10:20.56) in the win over Minnesota … Finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:26.45) in the season-opening win over Michigan.

 

Club

Member of the Curl-Burke Swim Club, coached by Tim Kelley … Swam with current Gator teammate Elizabeth Kemp.

 

Personal

Born Kristen Elizabeth Beales on March 4, 1988, in Arlington, Va. … Daughter of Howard and Char Beales … Has one brother, Jeremy (25) … Enjoys history and reading in her spare time … Earned 2006 Valedictorian honors from Washington Lee High School … Chose Florida because of the great swim team and academics … Also considered Stanford and Virginia in the decision process … Majoring in history.

 

 

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