Position
Breaststroke/individual Medley
Height
6'0
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Laguna Beach, Calif.
High School
Laguna Beach HS

Karkoska’s Top Times
50 Breast – 25.27 2020 SEC Championships
100 Breast – 53.45 2020 SEC Championships
200 Breast – 1:55.85 2020 SEC Championships
200 IM – 1:47.47 2020 SEC Championships

JUNIOR SEASON (2019-20)
Started the season off at the TYR Fall Classic with three tenth place finishes in the 100-Yard Breast, 200-Yard Breast, and the 200-Yard IM… Earned a bronze against Auburn in the 200-Yard Breast with a time of 2:04.82 and came in fourth place in the 100-Yard Breast with a time of 57.49… Against SMU, came in third place in the 200-Yard Breast and fifth place in the 100-Yard Breast with a times of 2:05.67 and 58.33… Finished in 11th place in the 200-Yard Breast with a time of 2:01.66, 14th place in the 200-Yard IM with a time of 1:52.11, and 15th place in the 100-Yard Breast with a time of 57.22 at the SMU Invitational… Finished in second and third place in the 100 and 200-Yard Breast against Missouri with times of 2:00.15 and 55.26… Against Delta State, notched two third-place finishes in the 200-Yard Free and 200-Yard Breast with times of 1:42.40 and 2:05.72… Came second in the 200-Yard IM against Florida State with a time of 1:50.33, third in the 200-Yard Breast with a 2:02.43 and fourth in the 100-Yard Breast with a 56.54…In a dual meet against Texas A&M he finished fourth in the 100-Yard Breast with a time of 56.81 and fifth in the 200-Yard Breast with a 2:04.51… At the 2020 SEC Championships, made the ‘C’ Final in both the 100 and 200 Breast… Finished in 17th place in the 200 Breast with a time of 1:55.85 and 19th place in the 100 Breast with a time of 53.45… Closes out his career at LSU with the third fastest time in school history in the 200 Breast, the fifth fastest time in the 100 Breast, and the sixth fastest time in the 200 IM. 

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018-19)
Against UCONN and Navy to begin the season, finished third in the 200-Yard IM with a time of 1:53.48 … Finished fifth and sixth against Florida in the 100 and 200-Yard Breaststroke with times of 57.41 and 2:05.26, respectively … Touched the wall in 58.04 in the 100-Yard Breaststroke to place fourth against Kentucky … In the same meet, placed fifth in the 200-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:06.43 … In the 200-Yard Freestyle against Loyola and SMU, finished in third with a time of 1:41.60 … Placed fourth against Texas A&M in the 200-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 2:05.19 … At the 2019 SEC Championships, finished in 22nd place in the 200-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:58.31.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2017-18)
Swam the second leg of the 200 yard medley relay team that finished second against Loyola … Set a new personal best in the 200 freestyle against Pittsburgh and Virginia, finishing ninth overall … Took bronze in the 200 breaststroke at SMU … Reached three ‘C’ Finals at the Art Adamson Invitational … Won the ‘C’ Final in the 200 breast … Finished 21st overall in the 200 IM and 100 breast … Touched the wall sixth in the 200 breast at Georgia … Took 4th in the 200 IM in the final home meet of the season against Texas A&M … Had a strong showing at the SEC Championships, cracking the all-time list twice … Reached the ‘C’ Final of the 200 breast, finishing 20th overall at 1:57.22, which is tied for the fourth fastest time in school history … Climbed to sixth on the all-time list in the 200 IM, swimming a 1:47.88 to finish T-32nd … Also set a personal best in the 100 breast to finish 31st overall … Named to First Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO LSU
Swam for Irvine Novaquatics and Austin Swim Club … Placed 2nd in 200 individual medley and 7th in the 100 breast and California CIF Southern – Div 2 Section Championships … finished eighth in the 200 breast at the 2017 Short Course American Championships … 2015 CIF-SS Division 2 Team Champions.

PERSONAL
Born on July 4, 1998 … Parents are Robert and Kristin Karkoska … Has a sister, Kasey … Majoring in Sports Administration.

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