LSU Gold
Mesquite, Texas
High School
Ralph Poteet HS

LSU Record-holder in the 800 freestyle relay
2010-11 Team Co-Captain
2010 USA Swimming National Championships Participant
2009 U.S. Open Participant
2011 SEC Community Service Team
2010 SEC Community Service Team
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER (2007-11)
Versatile talent who concluded his career as a school record-holder in the 800 free relay and ranked in the program’s top 10 in seven different events … Holds the second-fastest LSU mark in the 400 IM and top-five times in the 200, 500 and 1000 free and 200 IM … Scored for the Tigers in the 400 IM at SEC’s in three of four seasons … Also a standout in the community who represented the squad on the SEC Community Service Team as both a junior and senior and served as a team co-captain as a senior.

Tigers’ top swimmer in the individual medley races who also played a role in a number of other events … Recorded personal bests in both IM events and the 200 free … Posted an 11th-place finish in the 400 IM at SEC’s with the second-fastest time in program annals, 3:49.40 … Delivered a program top-10 time of 1:37.18 in the 200 free on the lead-off leg of the Tigers’ 800 free relay … Also swam to 17th in the 200 breast (2:02.24) and 21st in the 200 IM (1:49.52) at SEC’s … Emerged victorious in the 200 IM at the Cougar Classic Invitational with a program top-five mark of 1:49.20 and took second in the 400 IM … Won the 200 breast and 200 IM in a road victory at Alabama … Claimed first-place in the 200 IM at Texas A&M … Reached the wall first in the 400 IM and 200 breast in a home win over Florida State … Posted a win in the 200 IM at the Florida International Invite … Earned a spot on the SEC Community Service Team for the second consecutive season after demonstrating excellent work in the local community … Served as one of the team’s co-captains along with James Meyers … Earned his fourth varsity letter.

LSU’s best swimmer in the individual medley events and 200 breaststroke … Competed in every dual meet, Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships … Recorded top-16 finishes in a pair of events at SEC’s … Captured 10th in the 400 I.M. with the second-fastest time in school history, 3:50.44 … Delivered 15th in the 200 breast with another LSU top-10 mark, 2:00.85 … Also finished 19th in the 200 I.M. with the fifth-best time in program annals, 1:49.57 … Earned runner-up honors in the 200 breast and 400 I.M. at the Cougar Classic … Also took third in the 200 free and sixth in the 500 free … Won the 200 breast and claimed second in the 200 I.M. against nationally-ranked Florida … Emerged victorious in the 200 breast and 200 I.M. at Alabama and took first-place in the 200 I.M. at Florida State … Seized first-place in the 400 I.M. versus Texas A&M and finished second in the 200 freestyle and 200 breast … Served as the team representative on LSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and earned a spot on the SEC’s Community Service Team for his outstanding contributions to the Baton Rouge community … Recipient of the squad’s “Stripes Award” at the programs’ annual banquet, which is given to a pair of athletes who inspired team members with their leadership in the pool, weight room, classroom and community … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Lettered for the third time.

LSU’s top 500-yard freestyle swimmer who also provided a spark on relays and in a number of individual races … Competed in every dual meet, Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational and SEC Championships … Played a role on LSU’s record-breaking 800 freestyle relay squad at SEC’s, which placed sixth overall (6:28.83) … Also tallied points for the Tigers with top-16 finishes in two of his three events at the conference meet … Secured 13th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:01.35 … Posted a career-best mark of 2:00.89 in the prelims of that race … Placed 14th in the 400 I.M. with a time of 3:53.64 … His prelim mark of 3:52.05 is fourth in program annals … Finished 18th in the 500 free as well with a season-best of 4:27.31 … Emerged as one of the Tigers’ top performers at the Art Adamson Invitational … Captured fourth in the 400 I.M. with a time of 3:52.24 … Won the consolation final of the 200 breast … Swam the anchor leg of the men’s runner-up 800 freestyle relay team, which shattered a then-school-record (6:30.66) … Also took 12th in the 200 free and recorded a personal best of 1:39.26 in the prelims in College Station, Texas … Registered a pair of victories in the 200 and 500 free against Florida Atlantic … Topped the field in the 200 free in a win over Alabama … Spearheaded a 1-2-3 LSU finish with a win in the 500 free in a victory over No. 24 Kentucky … Came through with three runner-up finishes at Texas A&M to preserve the road victory … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.

Proved to be one of the team’s top distance swimmers after only one season … Competed in every dual meet, the Georgia Tech Invitational and SEC Championships … Enjoyed a fine meet at SEC’s, narrowly missing top-16 finishes in the 500 and 1650 free … Also anchored the Tigers’ seventh-place finish in the 800 free relay race (6:35.95) … Notched a massive 47 points in individual events at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Secured third in the 500 free at that meet with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 4:26.74 … Spearheaded the winning 800 freestyle relay team at the same competition … Recorded a career-best clocking in the 1000 free (9:20.36) to capture the title versus No. 18 Texas A&M … Also won the 500 free against the Aggies … Swam the 500 free in 4:34.98 to take first against Florida State … Took home first-place and runner-up honors on the road at South Carolina in the 500 free and 1000 free, respectively … Tallied second-place finishes in the 500 and 1000 free against both No. 2 Stanford and No. 22 Notre Dame … Received his first varsity letter.

A five-time All-American in four seasons at Ralph Poteet High School … Named Texas Class 4A Swimmer of the Year as a senior and was a gold medalist in middle distance events … Brings in top times of 1:41.18 and 4:29.91 in the 200 free and 500 free, respectively … Club swimmer with teammate Eric Zeller for the Dallas Mustangs … A USA Swimming Academic All-American and team captain … Coached by Robert McNally.

Born April 17, 1989 in Dallas, Texas … Mother is Thalia Hallum and father is the late Keith Hallum … Has one older sister, Kimberly … Majoring in information systems and decision sciences.

200 freestyle, 1:37.18, 2011 SEC Championships
500 freestyle, 4:26.74, 2007 Georgia Tech Invitational
1000 freestyle, 9:20.36, 2008 vs. Texas A&M
1650 freestyle, 15:36.34, 2008 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:00.85, 2010 SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 1:49.20, 2010 Cougar Classic Invitational
400 individual medley, 3:49.40, 2011 SEC Championships


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