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Jackson Halsmer

Class So.
Hometown Byron, Ill.
High School Byron

Hawk Item — 2015 NCAA qualifier… member of the UI school-record 200-medley relay (1:25.53) and 200 free relay (1:18.13)… also holds the ninth-fastest time in 50 free (19.91)… competed at the 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials in 50-meter free.

2016-17 — Recipient of the Irving B. Weber Award… swam to a collegiate-best time in 100 free (44.25) and a season-best time in the 50 free (19.97) and 200 free (1:39.26)… member of the 200-free relay (1:18.13) and 400-free relay (2:54.39) that finished fifth and sixth, respectively, at the Big Ten Championships… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50 free and 100 free… ranked fourth on the team in both the 50 and 100 free.

2015-16 — Had a collegiate-best time in 100 breast (1:00.79)… swam season-best times of 20.21 (50 free), 44.79 (100 free), and 1:38.68 (200 free)… member of the team’s top 400-free relay (2:56.37) and second-best 200-free relay (1:19.58) and 400-medley relay (3:16.66)… swam to a pair of individual wins in duals against Illinois Chicago and Western Illinois… part of six winning relays.

2014-15 — NCAA qualifier in two events… finished 18th in the 200-medley relay (1:26.19) and 19th in the 400-medley relay (2:10.03)… swam to NCAA “B” cut times in the 50 and 100 free, leading team in both events… posted collegiate-best times in the 50 free (19.61), 100 free (44.28), and 200 free (1:38.60)… member of team-leading 200-free relay (1:19.38), 400-free relay (2:55.55) and record-setting 200-medley relay (1:25.53), and 400-medley relay (3:08.56)… top time in the 50 free ranks seventh all-time… recipient of team’s Wally Ris Memorial Award… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Led team in the 50-free (20.24)… recorded collegiate-bests in the 50 (20.24), 100 (45.05), and 200-free (1:39.66) at Big Ten Championships… swam on the team-leading 200 (1:20.24) and 400 free relays (2:57.20)… registered five top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — Earned all-state honors as a senior after finishing fourth in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 free at the Illinois State Meet… finished 13th in the 50 free… four-time all-conference selection… two-time team MVP… won the 50 and 100 free at the conference meet as a junior and senior… was runner-up in 200 free as a sophomore and was a member of third-place 200 free and medley relays in 2013… school-record-holder in 50 (20.83) and 100 (45.6) free… also ran track and field/cross country, earning three top-nine finishes in the 4×800-meter relay… high school coach was Pat Egan.

Personal — Born July 29, 1994, in Peoria, Ill… son of Tim and Shari Halsmer… has two siblings, Spencer and Kennedy… majoring in communication studies.

Halsmer’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 19.91 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
100 Free 44.25 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/17
200 Free 1:38.60 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5-7/14
100 Breast 1:00.79 Hawkeye Invitational 12/5/15