Two Panthers turned in Olympic Trial cuts during summer competitions
Kourosh Ahani placed 10th in the 100 fly at the event.
Panthers return 15 finalists and set three school records.
Zach Lierley, Kourosh Ahani and David Sweeney all set school records.
Sean Heiden became the second swimmer in school history to swim the 50 free in less than 20 seconds.
2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, won the 100 fly and helped the Panthers to second place finishes in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay ... Took first in the 100 fly at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern and was on Pitt's winning 400 free relay and runner-up 200 medley relay teams ... For the third straight meet won the 100 fly against St. Bonaventure and helped Pitt with the fastest 200 free relay time ... Individually placed third in the 100 back versus Bucknell and led Pitt to first in the 200 medley relay and top time in the 400 free relay ... Placed second in the 100 fly at Notre Dame/Virginia Tech ... At the Pitt Invite placed sixth in the 100 back and aided Pitt's winning 200 free relay team ... Swam in the C Final at the AT&T Winter Nationals of the 100 fly, placing 18th overall (47.90) ... Also raced in four relay teams, with three of them earning top-nine finishes ... Finished second in the 100 fly against West Virginia ... Placed first in the 100 fly at Denison ... Competed in the 100 back and 100 free at the Senior Recognition meet ... At the ACC Championships, placed second in the B Final, and 10th overall, in the 100 fly in a school record 46.71 and had a lifetime best 20.33 in the 50 free.
2013-14: Finished first in the 100 butterfly against St. Bonaventure... Finished first in the 200 medley relay against Bucknell... Finished first in the 100 butterfly against Bucknell...Against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, he took first place in the 100 yard butterfly...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he took first place in the 400 yard medley relay and in the 200 yard medley relay... Assisted in school record by the 200 medley relay team (1:27.21) and captured a season best with the 200 free relay team (1:19.98) at ACC Championships...earned a B cut by swimming a season best time of 47.40 in 100 fly at ACC Championships.
2012-13: 2013 NCAA National Championship Meet participant...undefeated in the 100 fly through his first two years at Pitt...In home-opener against St. Bonaventure, Ahani had a first place Medley Relay finish and three individual top three finishes including first place 100 fly (49.45)...Took first place in the 100 fly (49.29) against Virginia as well as finishing first in the 200 medley relay...On the road against Cincinnati Ahani posted a first place finish in the 100 fly...Won first place in the 100 fly against Notre Dame while finishing third in the 200 medley relay...Had two first place finishes at the Pitt Invitational in the 100 butterfly and 200 medley relay while adding a third place finish in the 100 back...Part of the 200 free relay at the AT&T Winter Nationals that swam a 1:22.67...Took first place in both the men's 100 yard fly and 200 yard medley relay as well as third in the 50 yard freestyle against West Virginia.
2011-12: Placed second in the 100 fly at the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Trials in Montreal, Quebec to claim an alternate seed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London...earned All-Big East honors in the 100 fly (47.37) and as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relays...shattered the freshman record when he placed third in the 100 fly with an NCAA provisional finish at the Big East Championship in February...member of the 200 medley relay team that established a school record with an NCAA provisional time and a second-place finish...set a school record and posted an NCAA provisional time as part of the 400 medley relay...earned an NCAA B cut as part of the 200 free relay team that placed fourth at the BEC...held the team's top time in the 100 fly...captured meet titles as a member of the 200 free and 400 medley relay teams during the Pitt Invitational...won the 100 fly and was a member of the winning...clinched first in the 100 fly and third in the 50 free against Louisville (Nov. 4)...finished first in the 100 fly against both Notre Dame (Oct. 28) and Maryland (Jan. 13...won the 100 fly and finished third in the 100 back against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...assisted in a second-place performance by the 200 medley relay team at West Virginia (Jan. 7)...won the 100 fly and placed second with the 200 medley relay at Virginia (Jan. 28).
High School: Competed in the 2011 Canadian World Championship Trials...turned in a 54.77 performance in the 100 fly during the Canadian Summer Nationals, which was nearly a second under the U.S. Olympic Trial standard of 55.29...represented Canada at the 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Games...touched for first in the 200 fly at the 2010 Bergen International Swim Meet...placed second in the 50 fly and as a member of the 400 free and 400 medley relays... trained with the Richmond Hill Aquatic Club for seven years...was the fastest under 18 swimmer in the 50 and 100 butterfly in Canada.
Personal: Born February 1, 1993...son of Hamed Ahani and Mandana Jahanshad... Has lived in five different countries.
|Ahani's Personal Best Performances
||45.05||2/27/2013||BIG EAST Championships|
||24.54||2/2/2013||vs. Cal/CMU/Grove City/Clarion|
|200 Back||1:53.30||2/4/2012||Senior Recognition Meet|
|100 Breast||59.37||12/15/2011||Christmas Meet|
|200 Breast||2:15.25||12/15/2011||Christmas Meet|
|100 Fly||46.71||2/25-28/2015||ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:57.36||1/17/2015||at Denison|
|200 IM||1:57.42||10/28/2011||vs. Notre Dame|
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