Jake

Markham

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Butterfuly/Individual Medley/Freestyle
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
City/State: Denver, Colo.
High School: Cherry Creek HS
Major: Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

School Record Holder in the 200 Freestyle and 800 Freestyle Relay

SENIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Started his senior season with a win in the 100-yard freestyle against Loyola ... Touched the wall ninth overall in the 100 free against Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Finished second and tied for second in the 200 and 100 free respectively at SMU ... Also set a new personal-best time in the 100 butterfly ... Reached the ‘A' Final of the 200 free at the Art Adamson Invitational, where he finished fifth overall ... Also finished tied for 14th overall in the 50 free ... Claimed seventh overall in both the 100 and 200 free against Georgia ... Took bronze in the 200 free on his Senior Day against Texas A&M ... Earned a second swim in his final collegiate meet, taking 18th overall in the 200 free.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Anchored the relay squads that took first in the 200 medley ‘B’ final and second in the ‘A’ final of the 400 medley at the FGCU Classic ... Took third in the ‘A’ finals of both the 100 and 200 free at the FGCU Classic ... Swam the final leg of the 400 free relay that placed second in the SEC and home opener against Auburn ... Also garnered fourth overall in the 200 free against the Auburn ... . Anchored both the 400 free and medley relays at the Art Adamson International, placing second and third respectively ... Part of the 800 free relay team that took second ... Touched the wall second in the 200 free relay at the Art Adamson Invite ... Swam a B-cut time in the ‘A’ final of the 100 free at Art Adamson, tallying fourth place ... Collected a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 free against Alabama ... Also swam to second overall in the 200 free against Texas A&M ... Earned first-ever NCAA berth in the 200 free to best his own school record with a time of 1:33.94 en route to a first place finish in the ‘B’ final at the SEC Championship ... Swam the fifth fastest-time in school history in the 100 free to win the ‘C’ final at the conference meet ... Also swam the third-fastest time in school history in the 200 fly to win the ’C’ final ... Anchored the 200 medley relay team that broke the school record, clocking at 1:24.87 for an NCAA automatic standard qualifying time at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Helped best the school record as a part of the 400 medley relay squad with a time of 3:07.02 to place 17th at the NCAA Championship ... Placed 29th in the country in the 200 fly prelims at the NCAA Championships ... Also finished 20th in the nation in the 200 free at the NCAA Championship.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
Broke the school record in the 200 free on three separate occasions at SEC Championships … Also swam the final leg of the 400-medely relay team that broke the school record at SEC’s … Finished seventh in the championship final of the 200 free at the conference meet … Touched the wall third in the ‘C’ final of the 100 free at SEC’s … Swam the fourth-fastest 500 free time in school history … Finished first in the 200 free and third in the 500 free against Texas A&M … Earned second-place finishes in the 200 free and 500 free against Missouri … Secured fifth in the championship final of the 200 free and took the top spot in the ‘B’ final of the 100 free at the Texas A&M Invite … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Made an immediate impact in the 200 free ... Finished seventh in the ‘B’ final of the event at SEC Championships... Swam the third-fastest 200 free time in school history during prelims of the conference championships ... Was the top Tiger swimmer in the 500 free at SEC’s ... Swam the third leg of the 200 and 400 free relay at SEC’s.... A member of the school record 800-free relay team ... Also came away with the 10th-fastest 200 fly time in school history at SEC’s ... Finished second in the consolation final of the 200 fly at the Texas A&M Invite ... Finished fifth in the 200 fly and 200 IM in his first collegiate road meet against Florida ... Touched the wall third in the 200 fly and second in the 500 free in the men’s team win over SMU ... Wrapped up the regular season against Texas A&M by finishing fifth in the 200 free and third in the 500 free ... Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A six-time All-American out of Denver, Colorado ... Earned All-America honors in the individual events of the 100 fly and 200 IM ... A part of the team that broke the state record in the 200-medley relay his junior year ... Finished second in the 100 fly and 200 IM at the 2014 Colorado 5A State Championship.

PERSONAL
Born on July 25, 1996 ...Parents are Steve and Shannon Markham ... Has three siblings - Jared, Rylee and Erin ... Brother, Jared, swam at the University of Georgia from 2012-15 ... Majoring in natural resource ecology and management.

Markham’s Top Times
50 free - 20.24 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
100 free - 43.35 2017 SEC Championships
200 free - 1.33.94* 2017 SEC Championships
500 free - 4.25.07 2016 SEC Championships
100 fly - 50.69 2017 SMU vs. LSU
200 fly - 1.43.96 2017 SEC Championships
200 IM - 1.49.06 2016 Art Adamson Invitational

Markham’s Top 16-17 Times
50 free - 20.24 Art Adamson Invitational
100 free - 43.35 SEC Championships
200 free - 1.33.94 SEC Championships
200 fly - 1.43.96 SEC Championships
200 IM - 1.49.06 Art Adamson Invitational

* School Record

 

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