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Keith Christianson
Keith  Christianson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hauppauge, N.Y.

High School:
Chaminade

Height:
5-8

Event:
Breast/Free/IM

Top Times:
100 Breaststroke -- 58.50 (2/24/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
200 Breaststroke -- 2:07.08 (2/25/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
100 Butterfly -- 51.72 (2/24/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
200 Butterfly -- 2:05.43 (2016-17, Rutgers Quad Meet)
200 IM -- 1:54.91 (2/23/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
400 IM -- 4:31.00 (2014, Quad Meet)

2016-17: Primarily competed in the breaststroke and butterfly events during the season...Swam in four individual events at the BIG EAST Championships…Finished with a time of 58.50 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the meet…Competed in the 200-yard breaststroke and touched the wall at 2:07.08, which was the third fastest time for the team on the season and an eight-second improvement from his previous best time on the year…Participated in the 100-yard butterfly time trial at the meet, clocking in at 51.72…Also swam in the 200-yard IM, finishing with a time of 1:54.91.

2015-16: Swam in nine meets on the years ... Primarily swam the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM; occasionally swam the 200 butterfly and legs of the 200 and 400 medley relays ...Holds the fourth best program time in the 100 breast at 1:00.55 which he accomplished at the 2016 BIG EAST Championships...Holds the fifth best 200 breast time (2:14.18) and seventh best 100 fly time of 54.28. 

2014-15: Swam in 10 meets on the years ... Primarily swam the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM; occasionally swam the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and legs of the 200 and 400 medley relays ... Totaled 10 top-five finishes on the season including two third-place marks against West Virginia in the 100 breaststroke and at Penn State in the third leg of the 200 free relay ... Recorded four fourth-place finishes and three fifth-place marks ... Swam in the preliminary events for the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and the 200 IM at the BIG EAST Championships.

Chaminade High School: A three-year letterwinner in swimming under Angelo Pellicone ... All-League in two events and a relay ... All-State in a relay ... Named to the High Honor Roll at four years ... Member of the National Honor Society ... High School teammate with current Wildcat classmate, Tyler Nussbaum ... Personal high school bests of 1:00.44 in the 100 Breaststroke, 2:12.15 in the 200 Breaststroke and 1:58.25 in the 200 IM.

Personal: Born May 28, 1996 in Hauppauge, N.Y. to Keith and Lois ... Older brother to young twin sisters, Kelsey and Paige ... Attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y. ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business ... Chose Villanova for its academics and athletics.

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