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University of Miami Athletics

Kirsten Pomerleau

position

Sprint Freestyle/backstroke

Height

6-0

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

High School

Bishop Carroll HS

Sophomore (2007-08)…
Recorded back-to-back wins in the 100 backstroke … Posted a time of 58.85 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … Had a win in the 100 freestyle against Vanderbilt with a mark of 52.74 … Season-best time in the 100 free came at the ACC Championships (51.89) … Posted five (5) top five times in the event throughout the year … Served as anchor of the 200 medley relay squad for the Hurricanes … Best split-time came at the ACC Championships (22.86) … Team had a season-best mark of 1:43.11 in that same race … Was a part of five first place teams in the 200 medley relay … Served on the first place team against Florida Gulf Coast (1:47.33) … Swam the second leg for the winning team in the 200 free relay against FAU with a time of 1:36.52 … Had a season-best split-time in that race (23.63) … Took part in the second, third and anchor leg of the 400 free relay on the year … Team posted their best time in the Georgia Tech Invite (3:26.79) while she swam anchor (50.93) … Captured a first place finish against Villanova (3:34.10) … Helped the `Canes to a win in the 400 medley relay against the Villanova Wildcats (3:52.65) while swimming anchor … Took four wins in the 50 free … Secured a tie for first place with 24.30 in a tri-match with FAU and FGCU … Took first place back-to-back races against FAU and FGCU … Won the 50 free against Houston, turning in a time of 23.88 … Registered her best time of the year in the preliminary round at the ACC Championships with 23.77.

Redshirt Freshman (2006-07)…
Posted the top 50-yard freestyle score of the season with 23.51 at the Nike Cup … Held the top eight UM times in the 50-yard freestyle … Recorded five first-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (FAU – 23.55, Western Kentucky – 23.94, Houston – 23.99, FIU – 24.06 and FAU – 24.56) … Posted the top 100-yard freestyle score of the season with a mark of 50.79 at the ACC Championships … Held the top nine UM times in the 100-yard freestyle … Came in first in the 100-yard freestyle against FSU, clocking in at 51.56 … Lead the 200-yard freestyle relay team to the top time of the season with a time of 1:35.94 at the ACC Championships … Led the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a season’s best of 3:27.74.

Freshman (2005-06)…
Kirsten Pomerleau redshirted in her first season at the University of Miami.

High School/Prep…
Holds provincial records in 500-yard freestyle and both the 100- and 50-yard backstroke … Holds Canadian national records in 4×100 freestyle relay and 4×100 IM relay.

Personal…
Daughter of Dan and Wendy Pomerleau … Born on December 3, 1987 in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) … Has three siblings in Kari (22), Kelly (20) and Krissy (18) … Majoring in Marketing & Human Resource.