Wildcats smash 200 free relay pool record in afternoon's final race
Fall 2014: Northwestern's top backstroker who also contributes in the 100 fly and 200 IM ... Leads the Wildcats after the fall in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM while ranking fourth on the team in the 100 fly ... Lead off both of NU's top medley relays of the year, breaking the Norris Aquatics Center pool record with the 400 medley squad ... Swept all three backstroke events at Northwestern's home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23), winning the 50 in 25.74, the 100 with an NCAA `B' cut of 54.67 and the 200 in a season-best `B' time of 1:57.96 ... Took fourth in the 200 IM with NU's best time of the year in the race coming via her 2:02.73 in the prelims ... Also was seventh in the 50 breast and 11th in the 100 fly for Northwestern at the TYR ... Member of the six-Wildcat contingent to swim at the AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals (12/3-12/6) ... Finished 18th overall in the 100 back with an NCAA `B' qualifying time of 54.04 that was a career-best for her and just three one-hundredths of a second away from the school record ... Also swam the 200 back (30th) and 200 IM (51st) at the Winter Nationals ... Swept the backstroke events in a dual-meet at No. 19 Wisconsin (11/13) ... Won the 100 back and 100 fly in a sweep of a double dual versus UIC and Oakland (10/25) ... Won the 200 back and was second in the 100 back during a season-opening victory against Illinois (10/17) ... All told, scored points in the fall with 11 top-five dual meet race finishes for the Wildcats.
2013-14: Impressive breakout season as part of NU's talented freshman class ... Posted eight NCAA "B" cut times during the year ... Ranked on seven categories on NU's top times, four individual and two relays ... Led NU with fastest times in the 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly and 200 IM ... Also swam on Nu's top 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams ... Reached bonus final of 200 IM at Big Tens, finishing No. 18 in bonus final and No. 22 in prelims, swimming two "B" cut times ... Reached consolation scoring final of 100 back at Big Tens, finishing No. 13 in prelims with 54.60 "B" cut time and No. 16 in scoring consolation final ... Finished No. 34 in 200 back at Big Tens ... Time of 54.29 in 100 back ranks No. 2 all time in NU history behind Liza Engstrom (54.01 in 2011) ... 100 back time of 54.29 was set at US Winter National Championships (12/7) and posted as NCAA "B" Cut time ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for Week of Nov. 13 ... Posted 1:57.67 time in 200 back, ranking No. 4 all-time in school history ... 200 back time of 1:57.67 set at TYR Invite (11/24) and registered as NCAA "B" Cut time ... Led off NU's 200 medley relay team at Big Ten Championship, which posted a season best time of 1:41.31 and ranked No. 8 in school history ... Began college career with No. 2 finish in 100 back vs. Illinois/E. Mich (10/18) ... Finished in first place in next 11 college swims over five meets in 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM ... Reached finals of 200 IM, 100 back, 200 back and 50 back at TYR Invite.
High School: Ranked as the No. 31 overall recruit in the nation by Collegeswimming.com and as a five-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine ... 2012 Olympic Trial qualifier ... Four-time National Qualifying swimmer and five-time Junior National swimmer ... Finished as a Junior National runner-up in 2011 and had a top-eight finish in 2012 ... 2009 National Select Camp invitee ... At the time of her signing (Nov. 14, 2012), held 21 Carmel Swim Club and nine Indiana state swimming records ... Four-time Indiana state age group high point champion and top age group performer ... In high school competition, has won nine total individual and relay state championship titles while leading her school to three-straight team crowns ... Named the 2010-11 Indiana Swimmer of the Year ... Three-time NISCA All-American and 2010-11 Speedo Girls High School Swimming All-American ... As a freshman, won three state championships including a school-record 100 backstroke effort that was named the Indiana Performance of the Year ... Led her team to the 2011 national high school championship with four state titles ... Won individually in the 200 IM and the 100 back (breaking her own school record) while setting the national public high school record in the 200 medley relay and also winning in the 200 free relay ... Captured two more state crowns as a junior ... All-America Scholar, Academic All-Conference and Carmel High School Scholar Athlete ... Key Club board member, Dance Marathon participant, active in student government and the 2012-13 Carmel Homecoming Queen.
Personal: Born Lacey Alexandra Locke ... Daughter of Twig and Nancy Locke ... Major is undeclared.