Anton McKee and Kristian Gkolomeev both finished in the top-25 in their respective events on day one of the FINA World Championships
Alabama Highlights: 2015 – Summer: Competed in the 100 butterfly at the 2015 FINA World Championships … part of Kuwait’s 27th place 400 medley relay at the World Championships.
2015 - Junior: Posted a career-best 20.68 in the 50 freestyle at the H2Okies Invite … posted career-best times in the 100 freestyle (43.95) as well as the 100 butterfly (47.12) and 200 butterfly (1:47.81) at the SEC Championships … scored in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 19th, and in the 100 butterfly, taking 14th … also competed in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 - Sophomore: Competed in the butterfly and freestyle events during the regular season … posted career-best marks in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly at the Bulldog Invitational with times of 20.97, 48.25 and 1:48.14, respectively.
2013 - Freshman: Posted career-best times in both the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the Bulldog Invitational, turning in marks of 45.30 and 49.13, respectively.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Bruno Darzi and David Cowmeadow at Coral Spring Swim Club ... member of the Kuwait National Team ... top-16 finisher at the Florida Sectionals ... won the 100m butterfly and freestyle at the Gulf Aquatic Long Course Championships at the Hamad Aquatic Complex in Kuwait.
Personal Information: Full name: Abbas M. Qali ... son of Amina Dashti and Mohammed Hasan Qali ... human performance exercise science major... born October 11, 1992.