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Caley Oquist
Position: Back/Individual Medley
Height: 5'7"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Monticello, Minn.
High School: Monticello HS
Born: 03/11/1994
Caley Oquist Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

LSU Record Holder in 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, and 400-Medley Relay
2014 NCAA Qualifier
2013 NCAA Qualifier

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013-14)
Erupted on the scene at the SEC Championships where she set the LSU record in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke which enabled her to qualify for the NCAA Championships in both events ... Also swam the leadoff leg the 400-medley relay team that broke the program record at the SEC's ... At SEC's, finished sixth in the championship final of the 100 back and took first in the ‘B' final of the 200 backstroke ... Notched the fifth-best 200 IM time in program history in the ‘C' final at the SEC's ... Touched the wall second in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 56.76 against Georgia ... Finished second again in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.74 against Arkansas ... Claimed victory against South Carolina in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 56.74 ... Finished third in the “C” final of the 200 IM at the A&M Invite ... Tied for fourth place in the “B” final of the 100 backstroke (54.31) and finished fifth in the “B” final of the 200 backstroke (1:59.40) at the Texas A&M Invite ... Capped the regular season with a third place finish in the 100 backstroke (56.57) at the Houston Quad Meet ... Named most improved at the annual team banquet ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
A developing competitor who competed in every stroke during her freshman campaign and competed on the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships … Led off LSU’s NCAA automatic qualifying 200 medley relay with a split of 24.86 at the SEC Championships … Registered LSU’s fourth best all-time 100 backstroke mark of 54.31 in prelims and finished 23rd with a mark of 54.43 at the SEC Championships … Set her career lows in the 100 butterfly (55.76) and the 200 individual medley (2:03.63) at SEC’s … Captured the ‘E’ Final of the 200 individual medley with a mark of 2:03.93 and the ‘E’ final of the 100 back (58.33) at the Phil Hansel Invitational .. . Posted an impressive 100 freestyle prelim mark of 52.47 at the Phil Hansel midseason meet … Swam her season low in the 100 fly (58.33) against Texas A&M … Touched the wall first in the 100 back (57.66) in a dual victory over Kentucky … Finished fourth in the 200 IM (2:09.42) in a victory over Alabama … Led off the first place 200 medley relay (1:42.78) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Swam the first leg of the first place 200 medley relay (1:44.57) in a victory over Tulane in New Orleans … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arrives at LSU with a ton of potential to develop into a multiple stroke threat … Excels in the 100 back and 200 back and the 200 IM … Two-time state champion and record holder in the 100 back … State champion in the 200 IM her senior campaign … Guided her team to a pair of state championship runner up finishes … Broke four section records during her prep year … Named Athlete of the Year her junior season.

PERSONAL
Born March 11, 1994 … Coached by Tom Cannon … Mother, the late Heidi Raasch, swam at LSU … Father is Mike and step-mother is Cindy Oquist … Has five siblings- Adam, Jake, Dede, Bubba and Shane.

OQUIST'S TOP TIMES
100 backstroke, 52.67*, 2014 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:54.87*, 2014 SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 55.76, 2013 SEC Championships
200 IM, 1:59.17, 2014 SEC Championships
* - Program Record

OQUIST'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 backstroke, 52.67, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:54.87, SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 56.58, Texas A&M Invite (11/21)
200 IM, 1:59.17, SEC Championships

 

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