Winter Juniors A-finalist Conner Kang Commits to Yale

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Conner Kang, a senior at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced his verbal commitment to Yale University for 2020-21. He’ll join Adam Zapatka in the class of 2024.

“I am grateful to announce my commitment to Yale University! Special thanks to God, my family, coaches, teachers, and friends. #BoolaBoola”

Kang swims for Lakeside Swim Team and St. X, specializing in IM, fly, and breast. He won the 200 IM at the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships, missing the meet record by .17 with 1:47.00. He also contributed a 46.01 split to the winning 400 free relay and a 20.94 to the runner-up 200 free relay and placed 3rd in the 100 breast (56.24). In club swimming, he competed at the recent 2019 Winter Juniors East in the 100/200 breast, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM. He finaled in the 200 breast (15th), 200 fly (7th), and 200 IM (13th) and notched PBs in the 200 breast and 200 fly. Last summer he had a strong showing at Cary Sectionals, finaling in the 200 back, 100/200 breast, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM. He went on to swim the 100/200 fly and 200 IM at Speedo Junior Nationals.

Kang’s best times would have helped Yale at 2019 Ivy League Men’s Championships by scoring in the B finals of the 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 breast, and 200 fly and the C final of the 200 breast (it took 49.31 to get a second swim in the 100 fly).

Top SCY times:

  • 400 IM – 3:53.84
  • 200 IM – 1:47.00
  • 200 fly – 1:47.53
  • 100 fly – 49.43
  • 200 breast – 2:01.27
  • 100 breast – 55.92

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2 years ago

Congrats Ding!!!

Lane 8
2 years ago

Smart choice! You’ve got this!

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