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Aaron Young
Aaron Young

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hillsboro, Oregon

High School:
Hillsboro

Event:
Fly/Free/Back


09/10/2014

2014-15 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Announced

UofL announces 2014-15 Student Advisory Committee

03/27/2014

Men's Swimming In 11th at NCAA Championships After Day 1

Both Relays post Top 8 times, De Lucca Consols in 50 Free

03/12/2014

Men's Swimming Qualify in School Record Eleven Individual Events

Seven Cardinals with four additional relay swimmers heading to the Big Dance in Austin

02/21/2014

Men's and Women's Swimming Take Over First at The American Championships

Cards in lead going into final day

02/21/2014

Swimming and Diving Advances After Day 3 AAC Prelims

33 swimmers and all divers move forward

02/21/2014

AAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS | DAY 3

AAC Swimming & Diving Championship | Day 3

Sophomore: As a sophomore, Young was the fastest Cardinal in the 100-butterfly and the 100-backstroke at the BIG EAST Championships where he placed 4th in the 100-butterfly in 47.99 and 2nd in the 100-backstroke in 48.75, earning recognition as an All BIG EAST performer. Young swam backstroke as the lead leg of the 400-medley relay that finished 1st at BIG EAST. Young also swam faster in his 100-backstroke on the relay where he went 48.18 setting a personal best time. At the Purdue Invite, he was champion in the 100- backstroke swimming a 48.63. In the 100-butterfly , he was the second fastest Cardinal swimming to 2nd place at 48.64. He also swam the backstroke lead leg in the 200-medley relay that finished 1st where he went 23.28. Young qualified to swim at the Charlotte UltraSwim where he swam the 50-meter butterfly in 26.17, the 50-meter backstroke in 28.05, the 50-meter freestyle in 25.01, the 100-meter butterfly in 59.71, the 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.41, and the 100-meter freestyle in 54.90. Young was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Freshman: In his first year as a Cardinal, Young had several breakout performances at the BIG EAST Championships. In the 100-fly, he swam a time of 47.62, which was the best among the Cards in the same event. On the same day, he competed in the 100-back where he set a personal best of 48.63 in the 100-free he swam a time of 44.59. Aaron's time in the 100-fly qualified him for a national B-cut. In the fall, Young had a good showing at the Tennessee Invite with a sixth and seventh place finish in the 100-fly and 100-back, respectively. In the dual meet against Xavier, Young won the 100-back, placed fifth in the 100-fly, and was part of the 200-medley relay that placed second.

Prep: Aaron Young comes to Louisville from Hillsboro (Oregon) High School and the Tualatin Hills Swim Club under the tutelage of Linck Bergen. A three-time high school All-American and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Young ranked at the top of his class at Hillsboro High School. The backstroke and butterfly specialist was also the Oregon 5A high school state champion in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events at the 2010 championships. He made two USA Swimming National Cuts and is a five-time individual state champion. He took first in the 100- back at the 2011 Western Section Meet. Chosen as his high school team's MVP three straight years, he holds the 100-back Oregon State record for 15-16 year olds. Young chose Louisville over Ohio State and Purdue.

Personal: Son of Kevin and Jackie Arnold. Born Dec. 10, 1993. Major is biology.

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