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Timothy Ellett - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

TimothyEllett

  • position Backstroke/Breaststroke/IM
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Rockville, Md.
  • High school Walter Johnson High School

Top Times (SCY):
100 Backstroke: 50.18 (Louisville vs. Kentucky, 1/23/21)
200 Backstroke: 1:47.60 (2021 SEC Championships, 2/26/21)
200 Butterfly: 1:48.28 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/18/22)
200 IM: 1:47.44 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/16/22)
400 IM: 3:50.10 (2020 SEC Championships, 2/20/20)

Top Times (LCM):
100 Backstroke: 1:02.70 (PV Spring LCM Classic, 5/5/18)
200 Breaststroke: 2:09.93 (NCSA Summer Championships, 7/31/18) 
200 IM: 2:04.22 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/15/21)
400 IM: 4:26.12 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/16/21)

Career Notes:

  • 2021, 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Book:

  • No. 9 in 400 IM (2022)
  • No. 10 in 200 IM (2022)

2021-22 (Junior): Earned all best times at the SEC Championships, finishing 24th in the 400 IM (3:52.03), 33rd in the 200 fly (1:48.28) and 34th in the 200 IM (1:47.44) … Finaled in four events at the midseason Ohio State Invitational where his highest finish was a 22nd-place showing in the 400 IM (3:54.35) … Had 14 top-6 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by a runner-up showing in the 100 breast (57.79) against Miami Ohio … Took third in both the 200 breast (2:12.14) and 200 IM (1:56.42) in the season opener at Indiana … Raced to fourth in the 200 IM (1:49.69) and fifth in the 100 breast (56.71) at Louisville … Finished third in the 100 breast (58.97) and fourth in the 200 back (1:52.66) against Cincinnati.

2020-21 (Sophomore): Finished 24th in the 400 IM (3:52.88) and also competed in the 200 back (1:47.60) and 200 IM (1:48.47) at the 2021 SEC Championships … Placed sixth in the 400 IM (3:56.07), eighth in the 200 back (1:49.50), and 10th in the 200 IM (1:50.69) at the Missouri Invitational … Recorded nine top-6 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by a pair of runner-up showings in the 100 back (52.07) and 200 back (1:52.48) against Vanderbilt … Raced to fourth in the 400 IM (4:02.50) at Alabama and in the 200 IM (1:50.28) versus Louisville … Earned the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2019-20 (Freshman): Recorded a personal record at 2020 SEC Championships in the 400 IM in 3:52.29, placing 27th overall in the league … Ellett also place 33rd in the 200 backstroke in 1:47.62 and 38th in the 200 IM in 1:48.87, both at the 2020 SEC Championships … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to UK: 2019 Maryland 3A/4A state champion in the 100 breast and 200 IM … Won the 200 IM state title in 2017 and 2018 … Five-time Maryland 3A/4A West Region gold medalist … Also competed for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club where he was a Junior National qualifier … Placed sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 400 IM at the 2019 NCSA Championships … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

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