Marcelo Acosta sets school record in 1000 and 1650
Action continues at the Louisville Invitational First Chance Meet
Records fall in first session
Session two saw 13 more B-cuts
19 Cardinal swimmers made NCAA B-cuts in a total of 38 events
Louisville Swimming & Diving Invitational
Louisville Swimming & Diving v Florida State | Day 2
Sophomore: Dexter specializes in the breaststroke races. He adds depth to the Cardinals in the 100- and 200-breaststroke. During the regular season Dexter had his best swims at the Michigan Invite, posting times of 56.43 in the 100-breast, and 2:02.55 in the 200-breast. He also went a 1:55.10 against Tennessee in the 200-IM. As an exhibition swimmer at the AAC's, he recorded his season-best times of 56.16 in the 100-breast, 2:00.89 in the 200-breast, and 1:50.91 in the 200-IM.
Freshman: As a freshman, Dexter Thomas competed in the BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition swimmer. He swam a season-best of 57.47 and 2:03.92 in the 100- and 200-breaststroke respectively. In the 200-IM, Thomas swam another season best of 1:52.75. At the Purdue Invite, Thomas scored points in three events for the Cardinals. Thomas won the B-final in the 100-breaststroke in 58.02. A time of 2:05.82 was Thomas' 200-breaststroke to place him 11th, and the 400-IM, he placed 14th in a time of 4:03.71. Dexter also qualified to swim at the Charlotte UltraSwim where he placed 34th and 35th in the 50-meter and 200-meter breaststroke in a time of 30.89 and 2:26.93 respectively. He swam the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:07.50 and the 200-meter IM in 2:12.30. In the dual meet season, Dexter Thomas took fourth in the 200-breaststroke in 2:06.24 in the meet against Kentucky. He is also named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Prep: Dexter Thomas comes to U of L from Springdale, Ark. and the Razorback Aquatic Club Aquahawgsv where he swam for Scott Berry. He set team record in the 200- and 400-IM and was a multiple state champion. He still holds the state record in the 200-IM and holds all the high school records. A multiple time Junior National Qualifier, Thomas also owns a Senior National qualifying time in the 200- breaststroke. A standout in the classroom, Dexter also boasted a perfect GPA.
Personal: Son of Tami and Richard Thomas. Born August 20, 1993. Major is Communications.