Swimming & Diving

JakobClark

  • position Freestyle
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Minden, Nev.
  • High school Allen High School

Top Times (SCY):
200 Freestyle: 1:35.25 (Barefoot Boys Invitational, 3/6/21)
500 Freestyle: 4:18.71 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/24/21)
1000 Freestyle: 9:01.99 (Kentucky vs. Louisville, 1/23/21)
1650 Freestyle: 15:04.55 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/19/22)

Top Times (LCM):
200 Freestyle: 1:52.47 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/14/21)
400 Freestyle: 4:03.05 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/13/19)
800 Freestyle: 8:25.05 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/11/19)

Career Notes:

  • 2022 SEC bronze medalist in 800 free relay
  • 2022 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2020 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2020 CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2021, 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Book:

  • No. 1 in 800 free relay (2022)
  • No. 3 in 1000 free (2021)
  • No. 4 in 500 free (2021)
  • No. 7 in 200 free (2021), 1650 free (2022)

2021-22 (Junior): Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Earned bronze at the SEC Championships as a member of the 800 free relay that broke the school record with an anchor split of 1:34.74 … Finished 11th in the 1650 free (15:04.55), 14th in the 500 free (4:20.21) and 24th in the 200 free (1:36.67) at SECs … Anchored the 800 free relay in 1:34.11 that finished 17th at the NCAA Championships … Placed sixth in the mile (15:12.75) and 11th in the 500 free (4:22.10) at the Ohio State Invitational … Had 11 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by wins in the 200 free (1:38.28) and 500 free (4:28.65) against Miami Ohio … Took second in both the 500 free (4:31.38) and 1000 free (9:16.10) in the season opener at Indiana, also placing third in the 200 free (1:40.26) … Was the runner-up in both the 500 free (4:24.36) and mile (15:15.77) at Louisville … Raced to third in the 500 free (4:32.28) versus Tennessee and third in the 200 free (1:39.32) against Cincinnati.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Finished 10th in the 1650 free (15:07.20), 12th in the 500 free (4:18.71), and 15th in the 200 free (1:35.67) at the 2021 SEC Championships … Placed third in the 200 free (1:37.23) and mile (15:21.29), as well as fourth in the 500 free (4:24.18), at the Missouri Invitational … Recorded 11 top-3 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by a pair of victories in the 500 free (4:24.32) and 1000 free (9:01.99) against Louisville … Won the 1000 free (9:10.20) and was the runner-up in the 500 free (4:30.11) at Tennessee … Took second in both the 200 free (1:38.89) and mile (15:34.06) as well as third in the 500 free (4:28.76) at Alabama … Raced to second in the 200 free (1:39.30) and 500 free (4:33.47) versus Vanderbilt … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2019-20 (Freshman): Scored 22 individual points at the SEC Championships … Finished in 12th place in the 1,650 freestyle in 15:06.13, a personal best, at the SEC Championships … Finished in 19th place in the 500 freestyle in 4:19.32, a personal best, at the SEC Championships … Finished in 24th place in the 200 freestyle in 1:36.46, after earning a personal-best 1:35.71 in preliminaries, at the SEC Championships … Named to the SEC All-Freshmen Team … Won the Freshman Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to UK: Five-time Texas 6A State Championship finalist and was the runner-up in the 500 free in 2019 … Also competed for Metroplex Aquatics, the same club as UK teammate Michael Belair … Junior National qualifier … Finaled in two events at the 2018 Juniors West Championships … Multi-time Sectional Championship finalist … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

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