NEW COMMIT: Make that 4 verbal commitments for the Class of 2023 for the College of Kentucky, who simply obtained a brand new pledge from Olympic Trials qualifier Elizabeth Tilt of Marietta, Georgia.
She is going to be part of Cassie Howell, Paige Housman and Madi McGlothen in Lexington in the beginning of the 2023-24 season.
Relating to her dedication, she mentioned:
“It’s with nice pleasure that I announce my verbal dedication to swim and examine on the College of Kentucky!! Thanks to all of my pals, household, and teammates for all of the assist and love I’ve obtained by way of the years. Thanks Coach Austin and a particular due to Coach Mike for getting me thus far. UK is so particular, and I do know I might be the very best model of myself there. I’m so excited to be part of this superb workforce, and I can’t wait to proceed this journey with the good coaches and teammates on the College of Kentucky. GO CATS!!!!💙🤍💙🤍”
Tilt, who trains year-round with Chattahoochee Gold Swim Membership, competed within the 100m fly at Wave I of Olympic Trials this previous summer time. She most just lately gained the 400m IM at Huntsville Futures in August the place she additionally earned bronze within the 200m IM.
She additionally had an amazing displaying on the Mizuno Atlanta Basic in Might, incomes greatest occasions in all of her occasions and posting three top-15 finishes. Tilt additionally completed fifteenth within the 400 IM at Juniors East in December of 2019.
Presently a junior at Lassiter Excessive Faculty, Tilt is a four-time particular person Georgia 6A State Championship finalist. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American gained the 100 fly and 200 IM as a sophomore whereas taking first and second, respectively, in these occasions throughout her freshman season.
She helped her workforce clinch the state title in 2021.
In yards, her greatest occasions embrace:
- 100 fly – 53.48
- 100 again – 54.05
- 200 again – 1:57.63
- 200 IM – 2:00.27
- 400 IM – 4:16.15
In meters, her greatest occasions embrace:
- 100m fly – 1:00.48
- 100m again – 1:03.38
- 200m again – 2:16.96
- 200m IM – 2:17.78
- 400m IM – 4:51.61
Tilt is a big get for Kentucky as she would’ve positioned within the B-final of the 100 fly and the C-final of the 100 again on the 2021 SEC Championships. Even with just below two years to go earlier than arriving on campus, she would’ve ranked No. 4 on their lineup within the 100 fly and No. 5 within the 100 again final season.
The 2020-21 season was one of many historical past books for the UK ladies’s workforce, culminating with the Wildcats successful their first-ever SEC title with a program-record 1,124 factors below head coach Lars Jorgensen. On the convention meet, the Wildcats collected 12 medals, together with three gold, three silver, and 6 bronze, along with breaking 5 college data. The 4×200 free relay workforce additionally mixed to present UK their second SEC relay title.
A college-record 14 UK ladies have been invited to the 2021 NCAA Championships, besting the earlier report of 10 and tying for the third-most swimmers invited that season behind Virginia and Florida. These 14 Wildcats mixed for 35 entries whole, which was additionally a faculty report.
UK completed eleventh with 152 factors at NCAAs, marking their greatest workforce end at school historical past in addition to probably the most factors scored, and in addition their fourth-straight 12 months within the top-15. Kentucky collected 23 All-America honors – eight First Staff and 15 Honorable Point out – one more college report.
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