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 make A-cut and a school record falls twice
Junior: Rudy competed in the freestyle events for the Cardinals, swimming the 100- and 200-freestyle events. He has also added depth in the freestyle relay races. His top time this season in the in the 100-free was 44.91, and his best time in the 200-free was 1:39.00, both recorded at the Michigan Invite. He competed at AAC's as an exhibition swimmer, participating in the 50-, 100- and 200-freestyle races. His times were 20.65, 45.16, and 1:39.29, respectively.
Sophomore: As a sophomore Edelen competed in his first BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition swimmer. He swam his season best times at BIG EAST, 20.86 in the 50-freestyle, 45.14 in the 100-freestyle, and went 1:39.39 in the 200-freestyle. At the Purdue Invite, he recorded a 20.95 in the 50-freestyle, 45.27 in the 100-freestyle, and 1:40.07 in the 200-freestyle. He also swam the 100-butterfly at the Purdue Invite in 50.96. Edelen swam the second leg on the 4th place finish, 800-freestyle relay where he split a 1:40.36.
Freshman: Edelen competed at the Ohio Stat Winter Invite, where he turned in his best performances of the season. In the 200-free, he set a new personal best in a time of 1:41.20. He also set a best time in the 100-fly, with a 50.71. He posted a 21.28 in the 50-free and a 45.98 in the 100-free, which were both season best times. In dual meet action, Edelen recorded a fourth place finish in the 100- and 200-free against Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan. He also finished third in the 100-free in his first collegiate dual meet against Xavier.
Prep: Kentucky native Rudy Edelen comes to the `Ville from Bowling Green. The Bowling Green High School and Southern Kentucky Swim Club product was a finalist in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2010 Kentucky High School State Meet. In 2011, Edelen took top honors in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.75. Edelen also placed second in the 50-yard freestyle and was on the runner-up 200-medley relay team along with Harry Griffin, Will Kilgore and Corey Pruitt.
Personal: He is the son of Tim and Mary Edelen. Born Sept. 24, 1992. Major is Finance.