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Anton Mikaelsson
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Anton Mikaelsson 1968066
Position: Backstroke/Intermediate
Weight: 178
Year: Senior
Hometown: Skellefteċ, Sweden
Major: Business

2016-2017: Placed second against UNCW in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.20...         Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle against UMBC (1:43.91)... Came in second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:54.76... At the 2016 Hokie Fall Invitational, he recorded a 1:23.63 time in the 200 freestyle relay with Davis, Thatcher, and Zeidler... Finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Odeke, Davis, and Thatcher, recording 1:26.27... Overall, he placed fifteenth at the Hokie Fall Invitational in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:03.11... Swam a 1:55.35 in the 200-yard IM against NJIT and FAU, placing first... Placed second (52.09) in the 100-yard backstroke... Placed second in the 100-yard freestyle (47:16)... Recorded a time of 1:26.27 in the 200-yard freestyle relay with teammates Odeke, Davis and Thatcher at the NJIT meet... Recorded a time of 1:34.16 and placed third place in the 200-yard medley relay along with teammates Thatcher, Zeidler, and Svedberg at the ECU meet... Finished first in the 200-yard IM recording a time of 1:53.85 at the ECU meet... Second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.02 against GW... Placed third in the 200-yard backstroke with time of 1:52.95... Came in second place in the 200-yard IM in 1:52.69... Swam on the men's 800 yard freestyle relay team finishing fifth, with a time of 6:45.62 in the 2017 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship... Placed second overall in the 200-yard IM and finished in the top-15 400-yard IM with 3:55.98... Recorded a time of 1:20.83 in the 200-yard freestyle relay, coming in first place. Came in first with teammates in the 400-yard medley relay recording time of 3:14.48... Came in fourth place overall in the 200-yard backstroke with time of 1:47.52... Swam in the 400-yard freestyle relay and placed fourth with a time of 2:59.48...

2014-2015: Mikaelsson completed his sophomore year with the Monarchs in record breaking fashion … He posted a 0:49.38 time in the 100-yard backstroke in the Conference USA Tournament … His time was fast enough to take first in the ODU record book edging out Patrik Balint's time of 0:49.59 recorded in 2008 … Anton swam a 1:46.47 200-yard backstroke also at the C-USA Tournament, good for second in the record book behind Balint … Finished second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:48.15 at the C-USA Tournament and moved into second in the ODU record book … Recorded a 6:35.06 time in the 800-yard freestyle relay at the C-USA tournament with teammates Sa, Mathews, and Watson (2nd in ODU record book) … Posted a new school record in the 400-yard medley relay with teammates Zeidler, Mathews and Sa with a time of 3:13.77 at the C-USA tournament and a first place finish … Also made the 2014 Fall Dean's List … C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

Prior To Old Dominion: Anton Mikaelsson returns to Old Dominion University as a rising junior ... Mikaelsson attended Anderstorpsskolan high school in Sweden ... In 2013 Mikaelsson was a gold medalist in the Swedish Junior Nationals ... He also won an individual silver medal and thee bronze medals in the 2013 Short Course Junior Nationals ... He is the record holder for his club team in the 50m, 100m and 200m-backstroke, 200m IM and all relays ... Mikaelsson won a bronze medal at the 2010 Youth Nationals ... He was the only male swimmer on his club team to have won a gold medal at the Junior Nationals ...

Personal: Petter and Liselotte Mikaelsson are the parents of Anton ... Oskar is Anton's younger brother ... Their father came in fifth at the Senior Nationals in the 100m-backstroke in 1981 ... Mikaelsson is majoring in Business …

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