Pennsylvania Backstroker Connor Killion Verbally Commits to UVA

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NEW COMMIT: Connor Killion has made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of Virginia. Killion is from Huntingdon Valley, PA. He swims for Central Bucks Swim Team and is a senior at Lower Moreland High School.

His top times are:

  • 100 Back 49.64
  • 200 Back 1:48.70
  • 200 Free 1:40.72

Killion had a big year last year, taking a second and a half off his best 100 backstroke time. He also improved his 200 back by nearly two seconds.

At the 2017 Pennsylvania AA High School state championships Killion was on Lower Moreland’s second place 200 medley relay. He picked up a second silver in the 200 freestyle with a 1:40.72. In his third event of the meet Killion finally secured gold, touching in 49.64 in the 100 back. Lower Marion settled for fifth in the 400 freestyle relay.

Julia Menkhaus verbally committed to the Cavaliers earlier this month. Last night on social media the University of Virginia coaching staff indicated that the program had received two more verbal commitments. We can’t find news of the second one just yet, but it appears as though the Hoos’ recruiting efforts for the Class of 2018 are taking off despite the later start.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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