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     Mark Kalafut
    Mark Kalafut

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Downers Grove, Ill.

    High School:
    Downers Grove North

    Event:
    Sprints


    2009-2010: Finished in third in the 50 free at home (22.01)...took third in the 100 free at Northwestern (48.33)...third place finish in the 200 free at home against Western Illinois (1:49.61)...won the 100 free (47.71) and runner-up in the 200 free (1:48.90) against Valparaiso...placed fifth in the 100 free at Cleveland State (48.22)...finished in the top 15 in the 100 free at the league championships (46.24).

    2008-2009: Placed fourth in the 50 free (22.20) at Wright State...took second in the 50 free (21.53) and finished in fourth place in 100 free (47.17) against Cleveland State...placed third in the 200 free relay and finished in the top fifteen in 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free at the 2009 Horizon League Conference Championship

    2007-2008: Took fourth-place in the "B" final of the 50 free and earned a ninth-place finish in the 100 free at the Horizon League Championships ... placed fourth in the 50 free at Cleveland State with a season-best 21.71 performance...Took fourth in the 100 fly against Valparaiso...placed fourth in the 50 free with a time of 22.21 and fifth in the 100 free (49.66) at Green Bay...took third behind teammates Dougherty and Seebeck in the 50 (21.92) and 100 (48.76) free events against Western Illinois...swam a 1:53.19 200 free and a 22.21 50 free at the Miami Invitational...took fifth in the 50 (22.07) 100 free (50.51) at Saint Louis...placed eight in the 100 (48.15) and sixth in the 200 free (1:49.99) against Milwaukee and North Dakota...Tied for third in the 50 free (21.92) and took fourth in the 100 free (49.11) at Northwestern...opened the season with a 22.89 50 free against Eastern Illinois.

    Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner for the Trojans...earned All-State Honors with his eight-place finish in the 50 Free at the 2007 State Championships...shared 8th place with future UIC teammate Brian Anderson...garnered West Suburban Silver All-Conference, All-State and All-Academic honors during his prep career...set school records in the 50 free, 200 free relay and the 400 free relay...swam with the Express Swim club for four years...born June 27, 1989...son of Bob and Pam Kalafut...majoring in computer science.

    Career Bests

    Event Time Date
    50-yard freestyle 20.96 02-26-09
    100-yard freestyle 46.24 02-27-10
    100-yard fly 51.20 02-28-09