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Kyle Jackson
Kyle Jackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Normal, Ill.

High School:
University High

Event:
Back

Birthdate:
07/31/1981



2002-03: Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 back, 200 free and 500 free ... set new personal bests in the 200 free (1:38.36) and the 200 back (1:49.84) ... also competed with the 800 free relay team, which recorded a season best time of 6:37.33 ... racked up a victory in the 200 back against Notre Dame (1:52.40)...was victorious in the 200 free against Cincinnati/Georgia Tech (1:40.46), Northwestern/Pittsburgh (1:41.32) , Iowa (1:42.13), and at the Indiana Intercollegiate competition (1:41.97) ... collected second place finishes in the 100 free versus Michigan State and in the 500 free against Cincinnati/Georgia Tech ... finished second in the 1000 free against Miami (OH) and in the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiate event ... placed third in the 200 back against Northwestern/Pittsburgh and Iowa ... finished third in the 200 free and the 500 free at the Rainbow Invite in Hawaii ... finished third in the 1000-free against Michigan State ... finished second in the 400 medley relay with Tamas Bessenyei, Eric Prugh and Blake Sholz against Notre Dame.

2001-02: Came in 21st in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:30.86, a season-best and the team's third-best time, at the Big Ten Championships ... finished 26th in the 200 back with a time of 1:51.13, also his season-best ... in the 200 free, scored one point with a 16th-place finish in 1:39.20 ... swam second leg of fifth-place 800 free relay team at Big Ten's.

2000-01: Finished 19th in the 200 free with a time of 1:39.22 at Big Ten's ... finished 26th in the 200 back with a time of 1:50.52 for the third-best Purdue time ... placed 23rd in the 500 free for the third-fastest team time of 4:30.21 ... second leg of the 800 free varsity record-breaking relay team at Big Ten's ... won first collegiate race in the 500 free against Vincennes.

High School: Three-time team MVP ... ranked 12th in the nation in the 500 free and 37th in the 100 back ... Illinois state champion in the 500 free as a senior ... third place finisher in the 100 back at state as a senior ... two-time All-American ... University High Sportsmanship award recipient as a senior ... senior team captain.

Personal: Born July 31, 1981 ... given name is Kyle William Jackson ... parents are Ed and Mary Jackson ... has a younger sister, Ashley ... majoring in advertising with minors in psychology and organizational leadership and supervision.