Swimming & Diving

MacRussell

  • position Freestyle
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Fort Thomas, Ky.
  • Major Digital Media Design
  • High school Highlands High School

Top Times (SCY):
50 Freestyle: 20.34 (Kentucky State Championships, 4/24/21)
100 Freestyle: 44.66 (Kentucky State Championships, 4/24/21)
200 Freestyle: 1:44.23 (Ohio State Invitational, 11/19/21)
100 Butterfly: 51.41 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/17/22)

2021-22 (Freshman): Finished 43rd in the 100 fly (51.41), 51st in the 100 free (45.65) and 59th in the 50 free (21.11) at the SEC Championships … Was the runner-up in both the 50 free (21.04) and 100 free (46.08) against Cincinnati … Placed sixth in the 50 free (21.38) and seventh in both the 100 free (46.12) and 100 fly (52.38) at Louisville … Took seventh in both the 50 free (21.42) and 100 free (46.74) versus Tennessee.
Prior to UK: Won both the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Kentucky State Championships as a senior, earning gold in the 50 freestyle and silver in the 100 freestyle during his junior season … Named NKAC Conference Swimmer of the Year as well as NKY Swimmer of the Year in both 2020 and 2021 … Owns the KHSAA Region  records in the 50/100 freestyle … Four-time KHSAA Region 7 All-Region selection … School record-holder in five events and served as team captain … Also swam for Cincinnati Marlins where he was a Junior National qualifier … NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. 

Personal: Son of Kelly and David Russell … Father played basketball at Arkansas Tech … Has one brother, Bode, and one sister, Chaney … Also ran cross country in high school.

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