RJ Hemmingsen Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
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RJ Hemmingsen
RJ  Hemmingsen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Council Bluffs, Iowa

High School:
Lewis Central

Event:
Free/Fly

Hawk Item -- Has the eighth-fastest time in the UI record books in 100 fly (48.00).

2015-16 -- Swam a collegiate best time in 200 fly (1:49.44) at Big Ten Championships... was second on the team in 200 fly and third in 100 fly (48.47)... had season-bests of 20.48 (50 free), 47.61 (100 free), 50.74 (100 back), and 48.47 (100 fly)... member of the team's third-fastest 400-medley relay... scored in the 200 fly, placing 23rd (1:50.98) at the Big Ten Championships... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014-15 -- Swam to an NCAA "B" cut qualifying time of 48.00 in the 100 fly... posted collegiate-best times in the 50 free (20.27), 100 free (45.54), 100 back (49.90), and 100 fly (48.00)... 50 free time was third-best on the team... top time in the 100 fly ranks eighth all-time... member of team's fourth-fastest 400 medley relay (3:25.63)... letterwinner.

High School -- Qualified for four events -- 50 and 100 free, 100 fly and 100 back -- at Junior Nationals... won the state title in the 100-fly as a junior and senior... set the Iowa state record (47.84) and earned first-team all-state honors in the 50-free... as a sophomore, Hemmingsen was the District Swimmer of the Year earning first-team all-state honors in the 100-fly and second-team honors in the 50-free as a sophomore and freshman... school record holder in three events -- 100 fly (47.84), 50 free (20.56) and 100 back (52.54).

Personal -- Born Aug. 20, 1995... son of Rob and Cheryl Hemmingsen... has one brother, Luke... majoring in engineering.

Hemimingsen's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.27 Big Ten Championships 2/26/15
100 Free 45.54 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
100 Back 49.90 Hawkeye Invitational 12/6-8/14
100 Fly 48.00 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
200 Fly 1:49.44.00 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/16

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