Kristopher Tillery
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    Kristopher Tillery

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Albuquerque, NM

    High School:
    La Cueva

    Height:
    6-0

    Event:
    Back/Free

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: 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 relay...team 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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