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Jason Head of the North Texas Nadadores and Central High School in Fort Worth, Texas has given his verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky for 2016-17. Head is a sprint freestyler/butterflier who clocked a speedy time of 49.51 to place fifth in 100y butterfly event the 2015 Texas 6A High School State Championships.
Head’s personal bests include a 45.21 100y freestyle and 20.74 50y freestyle, in addition to a 1:39.64 200 freestyle and 49.48 100 butterfly. Head looks to help the Wildcats fill the void left by graduating senior speedster Derrick Smith and his talents will pair nicely with current UK Sean Gunn in terms of relay speed.
In the LCM realm, Head made a dent this summer in the men’s 50m freestyle at Junior Nationals, qualifying for the C-Final where he ultimately finished 22nd overall (23.51). Head also clocked personal LCM best times in the 100m freestyle (51.92) and the 100m backstroke (59.03) at the same meet.
Head joins fellow swimmers Wyatt Amdor and John Mitchell whom have also already verbally committed to swim for the Wildcats next season.
As for his decision to join the University of Kentucky, Head says, “I’m really looking forward to becoming a wildcat and hopefully bringing an SEC championship home to Lexington!”
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