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Taft Kallam
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Randleman, NC
High School: Randleman H.S.
Major: Sociology & Business
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Kallam Photos
Taft Kallam Bio
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 09/16/2011

Top Times

200 back: 1:51.48

500 free: 4:38.37

100 back: 51.76

2012-13: Three-time individual finalist at 2013 CCSA Championships … Made championship finals in both the 100 and 200 back … Raced to a personal best time during finals of the 200 back, placing fifth in the event at the Conference Championship meet thanks to a time of 1:51.48 … Also improved on his prelims time in finals of the 100 back at CCSA's, racing to a personal best time of 51.76 to finish in eighth place … Took 13th place in the 500 free at CCSA Championships with a finals time of 4:39.03 … Achieved a personal best time during prelims of the 500 free (4:38.37) at CCSA's … Finished tenth in the 200 back (1:56.55) at the Wingate Fall Frenzy … Took 11th place in the 200 free at the Wingate Quad meet in a season best time of 1:49.74 … Key member of the third place 200 medley relay team versus Davidson, splitting 25.73 in the 50 back to open the race … Member of the 2012-13 CCSA All-Academic Team

2011-12: Anchored the 3rd place 800 free relay (6:56.93) at 2012 CCSA Championships, earning All-Conference accolades in helping record the 2nd fastest 800 free relay time in GWU history ... Moved up in finals to finish 6th in the 200 back at 2012 CCSA Championships, lowering his personal best with a time of 1:52.23 in the event ... Achieved a personal best time of 4:40.85 in the 500 free (7th) at 2012 CCSA Championships ... Finished 10th in the 100 back at 2012 CCSA Championships, turning in another personal best time of 52.09 ... Took 7th in the 200 back at the Wingate Fall Frenzy, clocking in at 1:56.32 in the event ... Won the 500 free (4:54.41) in the dual meet against Limestone ... Finished 2nd in the 200 back (1:59.60) vs. College of Charleston ... Closed fast to take 7th in the 200 back (1:56.32) at the Wingate Fall Frenzy

High School/Club: Competed at Randleman High School (Randleman, N.C.) ... Four-time team MVP ... Four-time all-conference ... Holds Randleman H.S. records in five events ... Swam for High Point Swim Club ... Transferred to GWU from Catawba College

Personal: Born July 27, 1992 in Greensboro, N.C. ... Son of Dennis and Judy Kallam ... Double majoring in Sociology and Business


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