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    Chris Franklin     
     
      Chris Franklin
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Maryville

High School:
Knoxville Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 183

Event:
Back, IM

Experience:
1L

2003-04 -- At the SEC Championships, finished 10th in the 200 back in 1:47.23, 21st in the 400 I.M. in 4:00.32 and 21st in the 500 free in 4:31.85... At the Nike Cup Invitational, finished second in the 200 back in 1:47.27 and fifth in the 400 I.M. in 3:58.77... Earned his first collegiate win in the home opener against Indiana with a first-place finish in the 200 back in 1:51.63... At Kentucky, finished second in the 200 back in 1:52.84 and third in the 1,000 free in 9:40.59.

Prior to UT -- Two-time All-America...Set high school team records in 6 events. Brings top times of 1:48.7 in the 200 back, 3:59 in the 400 I.M. and 15:52 in the 1650 free...Top meter times include 2:05.01 in the 200 back, 4:37.57 in the 400 IM, and 16:18.16 in the 1500.. Swam under former Vols Gardner Howland, Doug Lambert, and Lars Jorgenson...Senior National qualifier.

Personal -- Born Feb. 1, 1985, in Heerlen, Netherlands....Parents are Mary and Steve Franklin.. Major: Undecided.

Personal Bests
200 Back: 1:47.27
400 I.M.: 3:58.77
500 Free: 4:31.85

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