Mara Smith named to the All-SoCon Second Team; Breaks her own school record in the 5K.
Men's and women's teams finish in the top six.
2011-12 (Junior): Competed in four of the five 2011 meets ... 9/16 - Finished 25th in the Mountaineer Open running a 20:31.1 ... 9/30 - Ran a 28:14 (381) at the Paul Short Invitational ... 10/14 - Finished the Royal XC Challenge in 25:52.27 to finish 30th ... 10/29 - Ran a 25:25.53 at the SoCon Championships to pace the Catamounts in 28th place.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Competed in all six meets for the Catamounts in 2010 ... 9/3 - Picked up top ten finish in the WCU Invitational (9th) with his 16:13.00 finish ... 9/18 - Ran a 26:53.84 to finish 37th at the Winthrop Invitational ... 10/1 - Placed 50th at the Charlotte Invitational with his time of 26:17.40 ... 10/15 - At the Blue Ridge Open, Swimmer placed 94th with his time of 27:01.00 ... 10/30 - Placed 61st at the SoCon Championships with his time of 27:16.53 ... In the NCAA Regional, Swimmer ran a 34:35.70 to finish 172.
2009-10 (Freshman): Swimmer competed in three out of five meets in 2009 ... 9/4 - At the WCU Invitational, ran an 18:23.98 (27) ... 10/2 - Ran a 27:51.00 (98) at the Charlotte Invitational ... 10/31 - At the SoCon Championships, rana 27:57.67 to finish 69th.
High School: Four-year letter winner at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, N.C. ... Named All-Conference in his four years at Cherokee ... Earned All-State distinction in the 1600m, 3200m and the 4x800 and Cross Country ... Won Conference Championships in the 1600m three years in a row and won three regional titles in Cross Country. Ran 4:39 in the 1600m, 10:24 in the 3200m and 2:04 in the 800m.
Personal: Full name is Jakeli Bradford Swimmer ... Son of Don and Cindi Swimmer ... Has five siblings, brothers Micah, John, Luke and two sisters, Shannon and Heather ... Brother Micah played football for Haskell Indian Nations University.