Sarah Lynne Gates
Sarah Lynne Gates
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
High School: Lexington Catholic
Position: Back, IM, Free

AS A JUNIOR (2007-08): Named to the Winter Academic All-Horizon League Team...swam to top-five times in the 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 400 IM...her time of 1:01.46 in the 100 back is the second-fastest in school history...her 200 back time of 2:12.77 is the fourth-fastest time, while her 4:55.30 in the 400 IM is the eight-fastest...also led the team with season-best marks in the 50 free (25.82) and in the 200 IM (2:15.52)...was a member of the relay teams that posted season-best times in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays as well as the 200 medley relay...finished second on the squad with a 2:05.36 in the 200 free and a 11:41.95 in the 1,000 free.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2006-07): One of the top all-around swimmers on the team, recording three individual all-time top-10 times and contributing to three relay all-time top-five marks...recorded season-best marks in the backstroke events, notching a 100 back time of 1:02.31 and a 200 time of 2:13.59...scored the second-fastest times in the individual medley, swimming to a 2:15.67 in the 200 IM and a 4:55.37 in the 400...also posted top-five marks on the team in the sprint free events, ranking second in the 50 (25.35), fifth in the 100 (57.53) and fourth in the 200 (2:05.26)...was a member of all five of the top relay teams during the year, swimming the lead leg in the 200 and 400 free and medley relays and the anchor leg of the top 800 free relay.

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06): Received Most Improved Award.....placed 11th in the 100 back (1:02.60), 14th in the 200 IM (2:15.22) and 16th in both the 200 back (2:16.43) and 50 free (25.95) at the Horizon League Championships, which were all season-best times...posted top-10 school marks in the 100 back (5th), 200 IM (5th), 400 IM (8th) and 200 back (10th).

AT LEXINGTON CATHOLIC: Four-year letterwinner...part of regional champion finished second and third in the state during her prep careeer...honor student. PERSONAL: Born August 11, 1987...daughter of Dr. William and Lynne major.