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Kohlton Norys
Kohlton Norys

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Visalia, Calif.

High School:
El Diamante

Height:
6-3½

Event:
Back/Fly

Major:
Business

Nine-time All-American
Three-time NCAA Champion (100 back, 200 FR, 400 FR)
Four-time SEC Champion (200 FR, 400 FR (2), 400 MR)

Junior Year (2009-10)
Competed in four events at the 2010 ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships, qualifying for two "B" Finals and two "C" Finals ... Took 12th in 50m free in a time of 22.83 and finished 14th in the 100m free in 49.88 ... Had a preliminary time of 49.84 in the 100m free ... Recorded a 17th-place finish in the 100m back (55.91) and an 18th-place finish in the 200m back (2:02.90) ... His prelim time of 55.78 in the 100m back tied a personal best ... Recorded two All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Championships in the 200 free relay and the 800 free relay ... Member of the 800 free relay that took 13th in 6:29.16 ... Swam the third leg of the 200 free relay in the preliminaries ... Also competed in the 100 back, 200 back and 50 free ... Was a part of the 400 free relay that captured the title at the 2010 SEC Championships ... Swam the third leg on the team that finished in 2:49.63 ... Picked up a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 100 back (47.25) and the 200 back (1:42.91).

Sophomore Season (2008-09)
Earned four All-America honors at the 2009 NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas ... Became Auburn's first NCAA champion in any backstroke event when he finished first in the 100 back in a time of 45.13 ... Swam the third leg of the NCAA champion 400 free relay that set a NCAA record in 2:46.67 ... Also swam the third leg of the NCAA record-breaking 200 free relay that took the title in 1:14.08 ... Took seventh in the 200 back in 1:40.24 ... His time in the event ranks third all-time at Auburn ... Also swam in the 50 free and finished 20th in 19.49 ... At the SEC Championships, Norys was a part of two conference champion relay squads ... Norys swam the third leg of the 400 free relay that finished in 2:46.03 ... Also swam the third leg in the 200 free that touched the wall in 1:15.47 ... As an individual, he took third in the 100 back with a time of 46.48 ... Placed fourth in the 200 back with a time of 1:41.83 ... Also finished fourth in the 50 free in 19.51.

Freshman Season (2007-08)
Competed in the 100m back and 200m back at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials ... Swam to a 20th-place finish in the 100m back (55.78) and a 21st-place finish in the 200 back (2:01.49) ... At the NCAA Championships, Norys earned two All-America honors in the 400 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay ... Swam the third leg on the runner-up 400 free relay (2:49.48) and the backstroke leg on the 400 medley relay that finished ninth in a time of 3:08.60 ... Individually at the NCAA meet, Norys made the consolation final in the 100 back and finished 14th in a time of 47.35 to earn honorable mention All-American ... Also swam to an 18th-place finish in the 200 back (1:43.77) ... At the SEC Championships, Norys swam the backstroke leg on the SEC Champion 400 medley relay (3:08.57) ... Individually, he swam to two championship finals, placing third in the 100 back (47.36) and fourth in the 200 back (1:44.25) ... Also swam to a 16th-place finish in the 100 fly (48.56) at SECs.

High School
Attended El Diamante High School and swam for the Tule Nation Tritons, also known as "TNT" ... A nine-time high school All-American ... His high school team won D2 Valley meet after only having a swim team for three years ... Two-time Central California High School Swimmer of the Year ... Ranked second in the nation in the 100 back as a sophomore ... Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100m back ... LSC record holder in the 100 back and 400 free relay ... Set 11 division records.

Personal
Parents are Gregory and Deborah Norys ... Has a sister, Tiffany ... Plans to major in business ... His dad played semi-pro soccer.