Junior qualifies second overall in the 500 free with exceptional morning swim
2014-15: Member of Northwestern’s freestyle group, primarily focused on distance but competed in every freestyle distance from 50 yards to 1,650 during the fall … Academic All-Big Ten … Ended the year ranked on NU’s top times list in four different events … Was the Wildcats’ top 200 freestyler while ranking second in the 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free … Lone Wildcat to score in all three of his individual events at the 2015 Big Ten Championships … Led off NU’s top 800 free relay of the season with an NCAA ‘B’ cut and career-best 200 free split of 1:35.91 at the Big Ten Championships … That time ranks him third all-time at NU in the 200 free while the 800 free relay was the second-fastest in school history with a 6:26.76 time … Dropped nearly 10 seconds from his season-best and more than six seconds from his career-best in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships to finish 12th overall … His 4:20.57 during the 500 free prelims ranks him fifth all-time at NU in the event … Finished 15th in the 200 free and 16th in the 1,650 free at the B1G meet, swimming an NCAA ‘B’ time of 15:17.48 in the mile that was almost 25 seconds faster than his previous career best … That effort ranked him third all-time in the mile at Northwestern … Earned three top-five finishes at Northwestern’s home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23), led by a second-place result in the 200 free in which he touched in 1:38.01 … Took fifth in both the 500 free and 1,650 free … Recorded 13 top-five dual meet event finishes to score points for NU … Finished second in both the 200 free and 500 free in a season-opening win over Eastern Michigan (10/16) … Won the 1,000 free and took second in the 200 fly on Senior Night against Milwaukee with a season-best time (1/16) … Won the 200 free and finished second in the 500 free at Iowa (1/24).
2013-14: CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention ... Posted six NU top times in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 free relay, and 800 free relay ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free, 200 free, and 1650 free ... Finished 20th overall and second for NU with a B cut time of 1:37.39 in the 200 free Bonus Final ... Finished 32nd overall in the 500 free and second for NU with a time of 4:26.50 ... Competed in the TYR Finals finishing second in the 500 free, third in the 200 free, and fifth in the 1650 free with the second NU top time of 15:40.04 ... Finished third in the 500 free and 1000 free vs. E. Mich./Illinois (10/18) ... Finished third in the 1000 free and second in the 500 free vs. WKU (10/25) ... Finished second in the 1000 free, fifth in the 200 free, and first in the 500 free vs. UIC/Wyoming (11/9) ... Finished second in the 200 free and third in the 500 free vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 1000 free and 200 free vs. ND, Michigan (1/11) ... Finished first in the 200 free and second in the 500 free vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Finished first in the 1000 free and 500 free vs. Milwaukee (1/31).
High School: Named to Skyland Conference first team in the 400 free relay and second team in the 500 free and 100 fly ... Earned Scholastic All-American Team honors three straight years from 2011-13 ... Swam 10 years with Berkeley Aquatic Club ... Ranked first overall at New Jersey's short course Junior Olympics in 2013 after being third overall in 2012 ... Placed second in the 800 and 1500 freestyles and anchored the winning 800 free relay at 2012 Spring Sectionals ... Competed at the 2012 Open Water Nationals and the 2012 Junior Nationals ... Competed in the 2012 Short Course Winter Nationals ... Also swam twice at the Canada Cup in Montreal in 2011 and 2012 ... Two-time Recipient of the Academic Excellence Award ... High honor roll.
Personal: Born Charles Marshall Cole ... Son of Peter and Laura Cole ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue, Duke and Yale ... Major is computer science.