Crews Wellford
Crews  Wellford


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis University





Gkolomeev Posts Top-20 Finish at Worlds; 13 Headed to USA Championships

Kristian Gkolomeev takes 20th in the 100-meter freestyle at the World Championships while 13 Crimson Tide swimmers are slated to compete at the USA National Championships


Swimming and Diving Celebrates Record-Smashing Season

The Crimson Tide replaced 21 of 44 marks on its record board on the deck of the Alabama Aquatic Center Tuesday afternoon


Swimming and Diving Takes 200 Medley Relay Silver Medal at NCAA Championships

Alabama exploded in the 200 medley relay, slashing six-tenths off the school record set earlier in the day during prelims and posting the best relay finish in school history


Men's Swimming and Diving Set for NCAA Championships

The Crimson Tide's national championship contingent includes two juniors, four sophomores and four freshmen


Swimming and Diving Breaks Four School Records on Day One of SEC Championships

The Crimson Tide betters school records in the men's 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays, the women's 200 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay

Alabama Highlights:
2014 - Summer:
Earned a spot in the "C" final of the 200-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, posting a time of 2:02.12 ... swam a 56.33 in the 100m backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, taking 25th place and setting the school long course meters record in the process.

2014 - Sophomore:
Competed at the NCAA Championships on the Tide's 800 freestyle relay ... broke the school record in the 100 backstroke during prelims of the SEC Championships with a 47.85 ... scored in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 22nd place ... scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships, taking 15th place with a time of 1:44.03, ranking him third all-time at Alabama ... competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... part of the school-record setting 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... picked up an individual victory in four-different events during the regular season, including both backstroke events and the 100 and 200 freestyles.

2013 - Freshman:
Scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships after posting a career-best time of 1:46.74 in prelims, which ranked him sixth all-time at Alabama ... also competed in the 100 backstroke and 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Louis Demetiades and Bryan Parker at Memphis Tiger Swimming ... 2012 USA Olympic Trials qualifier ... 2011 USA Junior National qualifier ... 2010 SES Zone All-Star team ... earned Memphis Tiger's leadership award in 2011 and 2012 ... Memphis University School team captain as a junior and senior and most valuable swimmer as a junior ... Best of Preps finalist in 2011 and 2012.

Personal Information:
Full name: William Lewis Crews Wellford ... son of Donna and Scott Wellford ... brother, Peterson ... consumer science major ... born December 29, 1992.

Top Times:
100 backstroke 47.85
200 backstroke 1:44.03
100 freestyle 46.13
200 freestyle 1:37.67

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