Sophomore Angely Martinez led Alabama on day four of the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships being held in Texas A&M Natatorium this week after taking eighth place in the platform diving event.
It is the Crimson Tide's highest finish of the meet so far
Alabama Highlights: 2013 - Junior: Won the 50 freestyle against both Delta State and Missouri ... scored at the SEC Championships in the 50 freestyle ... scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 48.79 ... scored in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, with a career-best time of 47.58 which ranks him fifth all-time at Alabama.
2012 - Sophomore: Scored in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... also competed in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... turned in Alabama's fastest 50 freestyle of the season, a 19.92 in the prelims of the SEC Championships ... earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2011 - Freshman: Scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... became the third Alabama swimmer to break the 20-second mark in the 50 freestyle ... turned in career-best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, with a 19.86 in the prelims of the 50 and a 44.10 as the leadoff leg of the 400 freestyle relay ... part of Alabama's school-record setting 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 50 freestyle.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Adrian Gherghel at LSP-MBV ... swam the 50 and 100m freestyles at the 2009 FINA World Championships ... the Romanian Junior National record holder in the 50 and 100m freestyles ... earned a bronze medal at the 2008 European Junior Championships in the 50m freestyle ... swam the 50 and 100m freestyle as well as the 50m butterfly at the 2009 European Short Course Championships ... broke the Romanian 200m freestyle relay record along with former Tide All-Americans Catalin Cosma and Alin Mihalca and fellow sophomore Alex Coci.
Personal Information: Full name: Vlad Razvan Caciuc ... son of Mia and Ioan Caciuc ... computer science engineering major ... born August 7, 1990.