18 Cardinals and the milers will compete for ACC gold tonight
In all, Louisville won gold in five events - 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, and 400 medley relay - and finished with 16 medals, the second most of any team.
Cards win three individual golds and the 400-medley relay
Cards have chance to pile up points in tonight's finals session.
Cards earn nine second swims tonight
AAC Swimming & Diving Championship | Day 3
Junior: Aaron was a member of the victorious 400-medley relay at the American Conference Championships, and was the runner up in the 100-backstroke, as well as placing third in the 100-butterfly to get his name on the All-American Conference team. Aaron's versatility helped out the relay teams at the NCAA Championships for Louisville when the 400 medley relay squad posted a B-final win at the Championships.
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.