Kristopher Tillery
Kristopher  Tillery


Albuquerque, NM

High School:
La Cueva




School record five named Academic All-American

Dahle, Faciszewski, Gebhart, Tillery and Zillweger honored for work in the classroom


200 Free                   1:46.20

500 Free                   4:39.06

1000 Free                  10:26.50

1650 Free                  16:18.37

100 Back                   48.99

200 Back                  1:46.63

200 MR                     1:31.84

400 MR                     3:26.76


2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Competed in six events…No. 1 on team in the 200 back (1:46.63/No. 5 Academy all-time)…No. 2 on team in 100 back (48.99/No. 5 Academy all-time)…earned his personal best in all six events.


2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Competed in seven events … third on the team in both the 100 back (50.54) and the 200 back (1:49.22) … member of team’s second-fastest 200 medley relay (1:31.84) … member of the fifth fastest time on the team in the 400 medley relay (3:26.76).

 Lettered four years in swimming...eight-time Albuquerque Metro Champion, leading La Cueva to back-to-back New Mexico State Championships...state record-holder in the 400 free captain as a senior...high school swim coach was Vince Sanchez...swam club for Vipers of Albuquerque Swim Team (VAST), coached by Gordy Westerberg...NCSA junior nationals qualifier.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 12...son of Gary and Julie Tillery...has three siblings...hobbies are hunting, mountain biking and going to the lake...favorite food is enchiladas...favorite movie is Caddyshack...favorite book is Marley & Me...person in history he'd most like to meet is Ronald Reagan...something not many people know about him is that he's a triplet...credits his family as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is it hosts the biggest balloon fiesta...favorite athlete is Jason Witten...pre-race ritual is to wear his lucky shoes...if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Survivor...enjoys listening to Third Eye Blind...favorite quote: "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.' - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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