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Rafael Davila

  • position Middle Distance Freestyle
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Venezuela
  • position Middle Distance Freestyle
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Venezuela

Rafael Davila Bio

DAVILA’S TOP TIMES
Event Time Date Meet Location
200 Butterfly

200 Freestyle

500 Freestyle

1000 Freestyle

1650 Freestyle

1:53.11

1:36.54p

4:16.04p

9:03.17

14:50.33

1/12/19

2/16/18

2/20/19

1/29/22

3/30/19

vs. ECU

SEC Championships

SEC Championships

vs. Missouri

NCAAs

Columbia, SC

Athens, GA

Athens, GA

Columbia, SC

Austin, TX

! = School Record  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split | p = Prelims
AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2019 Second Team All-SEC — 1650 free
  • 2018 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2x CSCAA Scholar All-American (Honorable Mention – 2018, 2nd Team 2022)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2022)

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 5th – 500 free
  • 2nd – 1000 free
  • 5th – 1650 free
  • 6th, 7th – 800 free relay

2021-22 (SENIOR)

  • Earned five first place finishes during the regular season – two in the 500 free and three in the 1000 free
  • Swam the closing leg of the 800 free relay that placed 6th in the program record books at the SEC Championships
  • Competed in the SEC Championships in the 200 free, 500 free and 1650 free; made the finals of the 500 free
  • Placed 12th in the 1650 free at the SEC Championships

2020-21 (RS-JUNIOR)

  • Swam in all four dual meets during the regular season and also competed at the SEC Championships (2/23-2/26)
  • Finished 22nd in the 500 free at SECs with a season-best time of 4:22.25 ; took 23rd in the 1650 free with another season-best time of 15:31.44 ; just missed the C-final of the 200 free with a time of 1:37.06 in prelims to finish 28th
  • Was a part of the 800 free relay at SECs that swam the 10th-fastest time (6:26.35)  in program history
  • Won the 1650 free vs. Gardner-Webb (1/21) with a time of 15:50.49 helping the team to a dual meet victory
  • Made his season debut in the opener vs. Georgia (10/23), competing in the 200 fly, 500 free and 1000 free

2019-20 (JUNIOR)

  • Took an Olympic redshirt year and did not exhaust any eligibility

2018-19 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Set a new PR in the mile at the NCAA Championships with a 14:50.33 in the 1650 free on the final day of competition
  • Named All-SEC Second Team after his third-place finish in the 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships
  • Set a new PR with a 4:16.04 to qualify for the 500 free A-final at the SEC Championships, eventually finishing the event in 6th-place
  • Had seven top-three finishes in the 500 on the season
  • Finished fifth in the 200 free at the SC College Invite with a 1:41.35

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)

  • Raced in primarily distance events finishing in sixth at the SEC Championships in the 1650 freestyle
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle
  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman team after his strong performance at the SEC Championships which included his top-10 in the 1650 free and an 11th place finish in the 500 free
  • Finished first in the 1650 free at the SC College Invite (15:04.56) and came in 29th at the NCAA Championships (14:58.33)
  • Won the 1,000 freestyle in dual meets against both East Carolina and Georgia Tech
  • Placed top-five in the 500 free four times during the regular season