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     Cullen Jones
    Cullen Jones

    Hometown:
    Irvington, N.J.

    High School:
    Saint Benedict's

    Event:
    Sprint Freestyle, Butterfly


    2004-2005: All-American, All-ACC and team MVP after solidifying himself as one of the top sprinters in the history of the conference ... Finished 13th in the NCAA Championship in the 50 freestyle with a 19.83 (and a 19.63 in the prelims) to garner All-American honors ... Swam his best time in the 50 freestyle in the prelims of the ACC Championship with a 19.47, the fourth fastest time in school history, and the 12th fastest time in the nation in 2005 ... He went on to win the ACC Championship for his third individual medal in his career ... Won gold at the World University Games in August in the 50 meter freestyle with a personal best 22.17, a mere half a second off of the world record, in the preliminaries before his 22.22 in the finals captured the gold ... That time was seventh in the world at the time and second fastest among US swimmers ... Anchored the Wolfpack's ACC Champion team in the 200 medley relay which set an ACC record and qualified for the NCAA Championship with a time of 1:29.47 ... Jones' unofficial splt was a 18.69, one of the fastest times in the history of the NCAA ... Finished second in the 100 freestyle at the ACC Championship, his time of 43.88 on the year ranks him 34th nationally ... Owns four of the top-10 50 freestyle times in school history, with Olympic gold medalist David Fox owning the other six spots.

    2003-2004: Won two ACC Championships in the 50 free and 100 free and competed in the NCAA Championship ... U.S. Olympic trials qualifier ... Swam in the U.S. Swimming National Championship ... Placed two times in the Wolfpack all-time top-10 for the 50 free (19.70) and 100 free (43.59) ...Swam the best time in three events for the Wolpack in the 50 free, 100 free and the 100 fly ...In the 50 free met the NCAA `A' Standard, and the `B' Standard in the 100 free and as a member of both the 200 and 400 medley relays ...Ended the season with 12 first-place finishes and 16 top-5 finishes.

    2002-2003: One of the NCAA's fastest freshman, he led the team with a 20.29 50 free ... Was the anchor of the 15th fastest 200 medley relay in the nation, splitting a 19.40 to finish the relay ... Won the consolation finals of the 100 free at ACC's, swimming a 45.00 ... Also had a good 100 fly, just missing the scoring heats ... Winner of the Don Easterling Chime Award for most impressive performance of the year.

    High School and Personal: Coached by Lou Petrocelli and Ed Nessel at the New Jersey Gators ... Attended Saint Benedicts Prep School in Newark ... Son of Debra Jones ... Majoring in English.

    Jones' Top Times:
    50 free - 19.47
    100 free - 43.59
    100 fly - 48.60

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