Both Relays post Top 8 times, De Lucca Consols in 50 Free
Seven Cardinals with four additional relay swimmers heading to the Big Dance in Austin
Cards in lead going into final day
33 swimmers and all divers move forward
The inaugural swimming and diving championship gets underway Wednesday; Tickets are on sale now
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.