Kelsey Opiela
Kelsey  Opiela
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kingwood, TX

High School:
Kingwood HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Free/Fly

Major:
Biology


2016-17:
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s List Honor Roll...Placed 15th in the 100 butterfly and 16th in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle at the C-USA Championships...Helped her team to a first-place finish in the 400 medley relay versus Rice... Set a career-best time in the 100 freestyle at the Phill Hansel Invite
50 Freestyle
Set a career-best time of 23.66 in the preliminaries of the C-USA Championships
100 Freestyle
Swam a career-best time of 51.80 at the C-USA Championships
100 Butterfly
Finished 15th at the C-USA Championship with a time of 55.76... Finished third in dual meets against Rice (58.84), No. 7 Texas A&M (1:00.00) and TCU (58.15)
200 Butterfly
Clocked a time of 2:21.42 in a dual meet against No. 7 Texas A&M
200 Freestyle Relay
Swam the opening leg, helping her team to a second-place showing with a time of 1:40.55
400 Freestyle Relay
Helped her team to a time of 3:35.62 and a third-place finish in a dual meet against TCU on Jan. 27
200 Medley Relay
Swam the third leg of the race at the Phill Hansel Invite, helping her team to a time of 1:42.24, the seventh-fastest in North Texas history... Was part of the relay team that clocked a time of 1:45.33 to defeat Rice in a dual meet
400 Medley Relay
Swam the third leg of the race, helping her team to a first-place finish with a time of 3:50.80

2015-16:
Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's List Honor Roll
50 Freestyle
Finished 18th at the Conference USA Championships with a season-best time of 23.92
100 Freestyle
Finished 20th at the Conference USA Championships, clocking a season-best time of 52.37 in the preliminaries and 52.54 in the final
100 Butterfly
Placed second at Texas A&M (58.66)... Finished fourth at Rice (58.40)... Placed third at Houston with a season-best time of 58.07... Finished 13th at the Conference USA Championships, clocking a season-best time of 55.92 in the preliminaries and 56.63 in the final
200 Medley Relay
Was part of a relay team that won first place at Houston with a time of 1:45.74... During the time trials at the Conference USA Championships, clocked a time of 1:42.02, the fourth-fastest time in school history
400 Medley Relay
Was part of a relay team that finished fourth at the Conference USA Championships with a season-best time of 3:46.02, the eighth-fastest time in school history

High School:

Named a NISCA/Speedo Girls High School All-American in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays... Was a finalist at the NASA Junior National Championship Cup in the 100 and 50 butterfly in 2015... Was a NCSA Junior National qualifier in 2013, 2014 and 2015... Named a two-time all-state selection and won the state title in the 200 freestyle relay in 2013 and 2015... Set the regional record in the 200 freestyle relay in 2013... Swam for the Blue Tide Aquatics Swim Club under coach Charlie Fry

Top Times
• 50 free - 23.79
• 100 free - 52.36
• 100 fly - 55.92

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