Tucker Dupree and Michelle Konkoly Break 3 American Records

Tucker Dupree and Michelle Konkoly set 3 new American Records this past weekend at the ECAC Championships, held at the US Naval Academy.

The ECAC Inclusive Sports Initiative, which was set into motion this weekend, will soon allow Paralympic Classified athletes to score at collegiate meets. This weekend was the first test in implementing the system, and was a resounding success. Michelle Konkoly posted a 55.45 in the 100 yard free, breaking the S9 category American record. She explained the excitement of the historic moment, and the opportunities the Initiative offers Paralympic Classified athletes.

Konkoly Feature

Photo Courtesy: Matty Thomas

To Michelle, the changes have “the potential to drastically change the way college programs see swimmers with disabilities… as I stood behind the blocks and the announcer detailed these plans for greater inclusivity, I got goosebumps thinking of how history is in the making and my teammates and I are lucky enough to be a part of it.”

Dupree Feature

Photo Courtesy: Matty Thomas

Tucker Dupree had a record setting and historic meet, posting a 54.00 in the 100 yard back, and a 48.39 in the 100 yard free to break both S12 Classification records. Both Michelle and Tucker noted that the new Titanium suit helped them achieve their historic accomplishments, adding to the recent successes the Titanium as enjoyed at various Collegiate conference championships. Congratulations to the amazing efforts of Michelle and Tucker, in their historic swims!

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5 Comments

5 comments

  1. Brian Loeffler

    Several other American records set during this collegiate disability exhibition by Zach Shattuck, Robert Griswold, Brad Snyder, and Cortney Jordan

  2. Todd Walker

    Pretty cool to watch as I was swimming at this meet.

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    Bill Bel

    I think it is great these two swimmers were able to compete at lasr weekend’sECAC meet at the Naval Academy.

    Perhaps as technology evolves in the future devices will be developed that will allow swimmers w/disabilities to become competitive with able-bodied athletes.

    ,

  4. Les Konkoly

    Congratulations Zach, Robert, Brad, Cortney,Tucker, and Michelle, great day for the USA!

  5. Anne Emaus

    Met Tucker a few years ago! Glad to hear all is going great!!

Author: Maureen Rankin

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Maureen Rankin is a All-American swimmer from the Multnomah Athletic Club and swam at the University of Arizona. She was a member of USA Swimming Junior National Team and a former Coach for the Phoenix Swim Club. She is a USMS Member and serves as Age Group Chair for Arizona Swimming.

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