Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Kristopher Souther
Kristopher Souther


Farmington, New Mexico

High School:
Farmington HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 177




Personal Bests 100y Back............48.16 200y Back............1:43.49 200y IM................1:52.25

JUNIOR (2000-01): Competed in all of the Wildcats meets during the 2000-01 season... At the Texas Invitational, swam his top time of the season in the 100 back when he touched the wall at 49.03... Then at the Pac-10 Championships, placed seventh in the 200 back at 1:45.20... A member of the fourth place 200 medley relay team at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships... The fastest Arizona swimmer in both the 100 and 200 back for the 2000-01 season.

SOPHOMORE (1999-2000): Earned a first-team All-America honors in the 100m backstroke, which he placed 20th with a time of 54.49... Placed fifth in the 200m backstroke with a time of 1:55.51... At the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, finished second in the consolation final (10th overall) in the 100y backstroke (50.11) and seventh in the finals of the 200y backstroke (1:47.46)... Currently holds the Arizona school record in the 200m backstroke (1:55.51)... The second-fastest Wildcat in the 100m backstroke with a time of 53.76.

FRESHMAN (1998-99): Competed in 11 meets for the Wildcats in 1999… At the 1999 Pac-10 Championships, finished in fifth place in the finals of the 100 back (48.70) and seventh in the 200 back (1:47.56)…Finished in a tie for 26th place in the 50 free (21.10)… Also competed on the 400 medley relay squad at Pac-10s and swam lead-off backstroke leg for the team that finished in fourth place (3:17.84)… Finished 1999 with the second-fastest Arizona times of the year in both the 100 back (48.70) and 200 back (1:46.54; Texas Invitational)… Also recorded the fourth-fastest 200 IM time of the year (1:57.24; Texas four-way meet).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three varsity letters for coach Jens Nielson at Farmington High School in Farmington, N.M… Captain of high school swim team in 1997… Holds the state high school record in the 100 free (45.98)… High School All-America selection in swimming… Holds Farmington HS records in 100 free, 50 free and 100 back… Best high school time in 50 free was 21.05 and 100 free was 45.98… Swam to a time of 50.77 in 100 back and a 1:50.50 in 200 back at the 1998 Senior Nationals… Best 100 back time at senior nationals was a 1:00.07.

PERSONAL: Kristopher Scott Souther… Born 4/13/80 in Tucson, Ariz… Majoring in communication... Son of Bill and Pam Souther… Father is a graduate of the University of New Mexico… Father owns his own business, and mother is a teacher… Cousin, Chad, played football for the University of North Colorado… Hobbies include fly fishing and cycling.