Tallahassee’s Saige Kemeny Commits to Houston

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Tallahassee, Florida, native Saige Kemeny has verbally committed to swim for the University of Houston beginning in the fall 2020.

Kemeny was the Florida High School 3A State Championship runner-up in the 100 breast (personal best 1:03.39) and finished fourth in the 200 IM (2:06.31) as a junior in 2018-19. She also was part of Lincoln High School’s eighth place 200 free relay.

In March 2019, Kemeny swam a personal best 2:14.98 in the 200 breast at the Florida Swimming Spring Senior Championships, qualifying for the 2019 Summer Juniors (LCM) meet.

As a sophomore, Kemeny was the Florida 3A HS state runner-up in the 100 breast (1:04.20) and finished third in the 200 IM (2:05.51). Both finishes improved upon her performance at state as a rookie, when she was third in the 100 breast (1:05.92) and eighth in the 200 IM (2:09.93).

Kemeny won the USA Swimming Futures (Tennessee) title in the 200 breast (2:37.21) in the summer of 2017 and finished fifth in the 100 breast (1:14.49). She was the 100 breast champion (1:05.53) at the Florida Swimming Senior SCY Championships in February 2017 and won the 400 free (4:29.06) at the 2016 Florida Swimming Senior LCM Championships in July 2016.

Kemeny, the 2017 All-Big Bend Co-Swimmer of the Year, swims for the Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club (ATAC).

Top Times (SCY)

  • 100 Breast – 1:03.32
  • 200 Breast – 2:14.98
  • 200 IM – 2:05.51
  • 400 IM – 4:21.04

Houston was strong in the 200 IM at the American Athletic Conference meet in 2019 with Laura Laderoute winning the title in 1:59.20 and Peyton Kondis finishing third with 1:59.50. Kemeny’s top time in the event would have finished 15th at the league meet.

In the 400 IM, Kemeny’s top time of 4:21.04 would have placed her sixth at the AAC meet and third among Houston women behind third place Maria Jimenez Peon (4:17.56) and fourth place Eleanna Koutsouveli (4:19.16).

In the 100 breast, Kemeny’s best time would have earned her 10th place at the AAC meet behind three Houston athletes, including runnerup Kondis (59.84), third place Jimenez Peon (1:00.83) and fourth place Angeliki Mavrantza (1:01.03).

In the 200 breast, Kemeny would have finished seventh in the American conference behind three Houston women – runnerup Kondis (2:10.62), fourth place Jimenez Peon (2:12.22) and fifth place Mavrantza (2:13.19).

Kondis, Jimenez Peon and Mavrantza were all juniors in 2019 and will graduate before Kemeny arrives on campus.

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