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University of Miami Athletics

Hannah Kling

position

Backstroke/freestyle

Height

5-11

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Palmetto Senior HS

Hannah Kling - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics


Sophomore (2010-11)…

Swam in a number of different events, including the 50-, 100- and 200 freestyle – as well as the 100- and 200 backstroke… Posted a career-best mark in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.16 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite (Nov. 19-21)… Claimed a second-place finish in the 50 free versus Rice (Nov. 5) with a time of 24.36… Recorded a season-best time of 57.77 in the 100 backstroke versus FIU (Oct. 15) and finishing second in that race… Picked up a win in the 100 back versus Vanderbilt (Dec. 4)… Her best time for the 100 free came during the GT Fall Invite with a mark of 53.80… Tallied a third-place time of 2:04.78 in the 200 back at Houston (Nov. 6)… Turned in a third-place time of 2:04.86 in a tri-meet with Florida Gulf Coast and Florida State (Oct. 23)… Claimed a victory over Vanderbilt in the 200 back… Leadoff for two 400 MR teams, including a first-place finish at Rice… Anchored the second-place 400 free relay team against FGCU and FSU… Served leadoff for the 800 FR team at the All Florida Invite (Oct. 1-3)…

Freshman (2009-10)…
Raced primarily in the 100- and 200 backstroke… Held five of the team’s top six times in the 100 backstroke… Posted her best mark of 57.41 in the 100 back at the Ohio State Invitational… Registered a time of 58.15 at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships as part of a relay leadoff… Finished seventh at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite with a mark of 58.19… Recorded the team’s third-fastest mark of the year in the 200 back at the Ohio State Invite with a time of 2:03.02… Finished third at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite with a time of 2:04.96… Came in second in a victory at home against Maryland… Served leadoff for the top two 200 medley relay teams for UM, including the top performance against Florida Atlantic (1:45.00) where she had a leadoff split of 28.66… Leadoff for the `Canes in the 200 medley relay at the ACC Championships with a team time of 1:46.04, and a season-best leadoff split of 27.78… Also leadoff in the 400 medley relay at the ACC Championships with a season-best performance of 3:46.88, including a leadoff split of 58.15… Served third leg on the top two 200 freestyle relay teams, including the top performance of the year at the ACC Championships (1:34.26)… Third leg on the fifth-place team of the 400 free relay at the Ohio State Invite with a time of 3:29.91… Second leg for the season’s fastest 800 free relay team at the ACC Championships with a mark of 7:30.24…

High School/Prep…
Swam under high school coach Cullen Bullock at Miami Palmetto Senior High School… Swam the 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle during junior and senior year… Finished fourth in the 100 back and second in 100 free at the FHSAA State Meet… Named Team MVP and Team Captain… Named Miami-Herald All-Dade County First Team her last two years… Helped Palmetto Senior to a District and Regional title in 2008 and `09… Collected her best time in the 100 free as a junior, earning a mark of 52.38 seconds… Took best time in 100 back with a performance of 57.18 in 2008… Named to the Honor Roll as a senior…

Personal…
Daughter of David and Barbara Kling… Has three siblings – Elizabeth, Phillip and Justin… Says her favorite sports memory is winning the 200 backstroke at zones when she was 14 years-old… Enjoys snorkeling and going to the beach… Lists her favorite movie as the original Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory… Lists her favorite book as “The Makedown”… Favorite meal is peanut butter and jelly with extra crunchy peanut butter…

Kling’s Career Bests  
50 Free 24.16 (Nov. 19, 2010)
100 Free 53.07 (Dec. 4, 2009)
100 Back 57.41 (Dec. 5, 2009)
200 Back 2:03.02 (Dec. 5, 2009)