Position
Butterfuly/individual Medley/freestyle
Height
6'1
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Denver, Colo.
Major
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
High School
Cherry Creek HS

School Record Holder in the 200 Freestyle and 800 Freestyle Relay

SENIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Started his senior season with a win in the 100-yard freestyle against Loyola … Touched the wall ninth overall in the 100 free against Pittsburgh and Virginia … Finished second and tied for second in the 200 and 100 free respectively at SMU … Also set a new personal-best time in the 100 butterfly … Reached the ‘A’ Final of the 200 free at the Art Adamson Invitational, where he finished fifth overall … Also finished tied for 14th overall in the 50 free … Claimed seventh overall in both the 100 and 200 free against Georgia … Took bronze in the 200 free on his Senior Day against Texas A&M … Earned a second swim in his final collegiate meet, taking 18th overall in the 200 free.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Anchored the relay squads that took first in the 200 medley ‘B’ final and second in the ‘A’ final of the 400 medley at the FGCU Classic … Took third in the ‘A’ finals of both the 100 and 200 free at the FGCU Classic … Swam the final leg of the 400 free relay that placed second in the SEC and home opener against Auburn … Also garnered fourth overall in the 200 free against the Auburn … . Anchored both the 400 free and medley relays at the Art Adamson International, placing second and third respectively … Part of the 800 free relay team that took second … Touched the wall second in the 200 free relay at the Art Adamson Invite … Swam a B-cut time in the ‘A’ final of the 100 free at Art Adamson, tallying fourth place … Collected a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 free against Alabama … Also swam to second overall in the 200 free against Texas A&M … Earned first-ever NCAA berth in the 200 free to best his own school record with a time of 1:33.94 en route to a first place finish in the ‘B’ final at the SEC Championship … Swam the fifth fastest-time in school history in the 100 free to win the ‘C’ final at the conference meet … Also swam the third-fastest time in school history in the 200 fly to win the ’C’ final … Anchored the 200 medley relay team that broke the school record, clocking at 1:24.87 for an NCAA automatic standard qualifying time at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet … Helped best the school record as a part of the 400 medley relay squad with a time of 3:07.02 to place 17th at the NCAA Championship … Placed 29th in the country in the 200 fly prelims at the NCAA Championships … Also finished 20th in the nation in the 200 free at the NCAA Championship.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
Broke the school record in the 200 free on three separate occasions at SEC Championships … Also swam the final leg of the 400-medely relay team that broke the school record at SEC’s … Finished seventh in the championship final of the 200 free at the conference meet … Touched the wall third in the ‘C’ final of the 100 free at SEC’s … Swam the fourth-fastest 500 free time in school history … Finished first in the 200 free and third in the 500 free against Texas A&M … Earned second-place finishes in the 200 free and 500 free against Missouri … Secured fifth in the championship final of the 200 free and took the top spot in the ‘B’ final of the 100 free at the Texas A&M Invite … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Made an immediate impact in the 200 free … Finished seventh in the ‘B’ final of the event at SEC Championships… Swam the third-fastest 200 free time in school history during prelims of the conference championships … Was the top Tiger swimmer in the 500 free at SEC’s … Swam the third leg of the 200 and 400 free relay at SEC’s…. A member of the school record 800-free relay team … Also came away with the 10th-fastest 200 fly time in school history at SEC’s … Finished second in the consolation final of the 200 fly at the Texas A&M Invite … Finished fifth in the 200 fly and 200 IM in his first collegiate road meet against Florida … Touched the wall third in the 200 fly and second in the 500 free in the men’s team win over SMU … Wrapped up the regular season against Texas A&M by finishing fifth in the 200 free and third in the 500 free … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A six-time All-American out of Denver, Colorado … Earned All-America honors in the individual events of the 100 fly and 200 IM … A part of the team that broke the state record in the 200-medley relay his junior year … Finished second in the 100 fly and 200 IM at the 2014 Colorado 5A State Championship.

PERSONAL
Born on July 25, 1996 …Parents are Steve and Shannon Markham … Has three siblings – Jared, Rylee and Erin … Brother, Jared, swam at the University of Georgia from 2012-15 … Majoring in natural resource ecology and management.

Markham’s Top Times
50 free – 20.24 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
100 free – 43.35 2017 SEC Championships
200 free – 1.33.94* 2017 SEC Championships
500 free – 4.25.07 2016 SEC Championships
100 fly – 50.69 2017 SMU vs. LSU
200 fly – 1.43.96 2017 SEC Championships
200 IM – 1.49.06 2016 Art Adamson Invitational

Markham’s Top 16-17 Times
50 free – 20.24 Art Adamson Invitational
100 free – 43.35 SEC Championships
200 free – 1.33.94 SEC Championships
200 fly – 1.43.96 SEC Championships
200 IM – 1.49.06 Art Adamson Invitational

* School Record

 

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