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Aleksey Tarasenko

Class RS Jr.
Hometown Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
High School School #43

Hawk Item — School record holder as part of the 400-free relay (2:51.06) and 800-free relay (6:20.84)… ranks second in the record books in 100 free (42.85) and third in the 50 free (19.63) and 200 free (1:35.07).

2019-20 Honors — Recipient of the Wally Ris Memorial Award. 2019-20 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times and led the team in the 50 free (19.63), 100 free (42.85), and 200 free (1:35.09)… 50 free and 100 free times were career-bests… swam the lead leg on the team’s top 200-free relay (1:18.31), 400-free relay (2:53.74), and 800-free relay (6:20.84), and anchored the top 400-medley relay (3:10.08)… 800-free relay set a school record and posted an NCAA provisional time… scored in seven events at the Big Ten Championships… advanced to “A” final and placed eighth in the 100 free (43.46), placed 14th in 50 free (14.83) and 17th in 200 free (1:35.70)… member of four relays, placing fifth in 800-free relay (6:20.84), sixth in 200-free relay (1:18.32) and ninth in 400-medley (3:10.08) and 400-free relays (2:54.97)… swam collegiate bests in 50 free (19.63), 100 free (42.85), and 100 back (49.34).

2018-19 — Joined the team at the semester… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 50 free (19.83), 100 free (42.93), and 200 free (1:35.07)… posted an NCAA  auto qualifying time as member of 400-free relay (2:51.06)… earned the bronze medal in the 400-free relay with a school record and NCAA auto time of 2:51.06 at the Big Ten Championships… placed sixth in the 800-free relay with a school-record time of 6:23.07 at the Big Ten Championships… finished 10th in 200 free and 11th in 100 free at Big Tens… led the team in the 200 free, ranked second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free.

High School — Champion at the Asian Age Group Swimming Championship and Champion of Uzbekistan… swam in two World Junior Championships in Singapore (2015) and Indianapolis (2017)… competed in the World Swimming Championships in Budapest in 2017… medalist at the Asian Indoor Games in Indonesia in 2018… also swam in the Asian Indoor Games in Ashgabat in 2017… high school coach was Lyagin Nikolay.

Personal — Born May 13, 1999… son of Olga Tarasenko and Anatoliy Tarasenko… majoring in business.

Tarasenkos’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 19.63 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
100 Free 42.85 at Minnesota Invitational 12/17/19
200 Free 1:35.07 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19
100 Back 49.34 at American SC Championships 3/7/20
100 Fly 50.05 Western Illinois 2/1/19