Preston Jenkins Athlete Profile

Preston Jenkins

Positions: Individual Medley, Backstroke Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2012-2013 | 2015-2016 Hometown: Jacksonville, FL Last School: The Bolles School

Personal:

  • Has one sister and one brother
  • Brother Kaleb swims for the Air Force Academy
  • Eagle Scout
  • Served in the Benin Cotonou mission
  • Majoring in Excercise Science

 

Before BYU:

  • High School: The Bolles School under coach Sergio Lopez Miro
  • Member of Symphonic Band
  • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American all four years of high school
  • NISCA High School All-American
  • At state, placed first in the 200 Medley Relay, fourth in the 200 IM, second in the 100 back and first in the 400 free relay
  • Member of 400 free relay national champion team which set the national record
  • High School National Champions
  • Club: Bolles School Sharks under coach Sergio Lopez Miro
  • Gold Medal Club
  • At the 2011 Winter Junior Nationals, placed first in the 100 back and third in the 200 back


2012-2013 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in eight meets for the Cougars
  • Named to All-MPSF First Team in 100 Back, 200 back and 400 Free Relay
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team in 400 Medley Relay
  • Set a school record in 200 Back (1:43.41), 200 Medley Relay (1:28.49), 400 Medley Relay (3:12.37) and 400 Free Relay (2:55.02)
  • Ranked first on the team in 200 Free (1:38.23), 50 Back (22.26), 100 Back (47.63) and 200 Back (1:43.41), second in the 200 IM (1:48.67) and fourth in 100 Free (45.01) 
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100 Back (50.33) and the 200 Back (1:49.39) against Hawaii
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 200 Free (1:41.92) and the 100 Back (51.04) at the Pacific Invite
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 Back (1:48.14) against UNLV
  • Named MPSF Male Athlete of the Week (Nov. 21)
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 Back (50.37) against Utah
  • Recorded first-place finishes in the 100 Back (50.83) and the 200 Back (1:50.98) against Arizona State
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 Back (49.49) against DU

2015-2016 | Sophomore Year

  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay and recorded a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:41.82) and 200 back (1:51.01) at the Colorado Mesa Invite
  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay at the Pacific Invite
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:42.07) against UNLV
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 fly (51.83) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay against Colorado Mesa
  • Contributed to a second-place finish and new BYU record in the 400 free relay (2:53.88) at the Texas Invite
  • Recorded a third-place finish in the 100 back (50.29) and contributed to a second-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:01.80) against Grand Canyon
  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:21.13) against Denver/Minnesota
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:41.16) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:01.11) against Utah
  • Recorded second-place finishes in the 200 back (1:43.75) and 200 IM (1:46.76), a third-place finish in the 100 back (48.20), contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:81.55) and contributed to first-place finishes, new school records and MPSF meet records in the 400 free relay (2:53.11) and 800 free relay (6:26.28) at the MPSF Championships
  • Named First-Team All-MPSF in 800 free relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back
  • Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter back (56.53) and 200-meter back (2:02.54) at the American Short Course Championships