Chris Mykkanen (fifth 12 months) and Harold Lockhart (RS Junior) Transferring to SMU

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SMU has introduced the addition of two transfers for this upcoming season. Chris Mykkanen will arrive as a graduate switch and Harold Lockhart will arrive as a redshirt junior.

Mykkanen arrives after spending his undergraduate profession at UNLV. As a freshman in 2020, Mykkanen was a convention champion within the 500 free profitable in a 4:21.86.

In his junior season, Mykkanen was convention runner-up in each the five hundred (4:17.42) and 1650 (15:16.86) freestyles. He additionally was third within the 200 free (1:34.71).

Mykkanen’s finest occasions are:

  • 200 free: 1:34.71
  • 500 free: 4:17.42
  • 1650 free: 15:12.70

Lockhart arrives after competing for Division II Rollins School. Lockhart is a 2x NCAA Division II Champion. In March, he gained the five hundred free (4:20.44) and 1000 free (9:00.93). He additionally made the ‘A’ remaining within the 200 free, swimming a 1:37.03 to complete eighth in finals.

Lockhart’s finest occasions are:

  • 200 free: 1:35.46
  • 500 free: 4:20.44
  • 1000 free: 9:00.93

Each swimmers are large boosts to the roster. Each of their 200 freestyles would have been second on the roster this previous season, impacting the crew’s 800 free relay. As well as, their 500 freestyles would have been the quickest on the roster.

The crew seems to be to have a strong 800 free relay subsequent season. The crew’s quickest 200 freestyle Colin Feehery has introduced he will be returning to make use of his COVID-19 fifth 12 months. As well as, ACC Champion Jack Hoagland will arrive for his fifth 12 months as effectively. Feehery was the crew’s solely 200 freestyle beneath 1:36 this previous season. Now, the crew has 4 swimmers beneath the 1:36 mark (flat begin).

The SMU males gained the 2023 AAC title as they completed 150 factors forward of Cincinnati. Feehery was the one swimmer to compete at 2023 NCAAs for SMU. To make NCAAs within the 800 free relay, the A minimize was a 6:16.02 (1:34 common) and the B minimize was a 6:20.41 (1:35.1 common).



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