2013-14 (JUNIOR): Set a new Academy record in the 200-IM ... clocked a 1:46.10 at the Army-Boston-Vermont tri-meet ... recorded the team's second-best time of the season in the 100 free (45.31) at the Patriot League Championships.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to swim mostly in the free and backstroke races...posted a second-place finish in the 200 free, touching the wall at 1:45.00...finished fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 200 back in the quad-meet versus Boston, Rowan and Vermont (Oct. 5)...took a seventh place finish in the 100 back in the meet versus Delaware (Jan. 18) touching the wall at 54.88...posted two top-10 finishes in the meet versus Bucknell (Jan. 12) in the 200 and 500 free...clocked in at 51.98 in the 100 back in the meet versus Navy (Dec. 6) for a personal-best time...finished seventh at the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia posting a personal-best time of 1:44.60 in the 200 free...earned three top-10 finishes in the 50 free and 100 back versus UConn (Oct. 26) and in the 100 free against Buffalo (Nov. 10)...posted a personal best time in the 50 free at the Big Brown Invitational with a time of 21.67...was runner-up in the 500 free with a personal best time of 4:38.02 at Bucknell (Feb. 2)...part of the 400 relay team who holds the plebe record with a time of 3:03.74.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Excelled in the freestyle and backstroke events as a freshman ... ended the year by scoring points in three events at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 16) ... finished 15th in both the 500 free and 200 back, while placing 16th in the 200 free ... clocked a personal-best time of 4:39.27 in the 500 free preliminaries ... authored three top-16 finishes at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) ... was fifth in the 200 free (PR, 1:41.34), 10th in the 500 free and 16th in the 100 free (PR, 47.35) ... finished runner-up in the 200 back and placed fourth in the 100 back during the tri-meet with Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28) ... turned in a fifth-place showing in the 100 back at the season-opening meet versus Boston College and Stony Brook (Oct. 7) ... duplicated that feat opposite Connecticut (Nov. 5) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.518 grade point average during the spring semester.
High School/club: Won back-to-back district titles in the 100-yard freestyle (2010-11) while swimming for John Marshall High School ... also captured the district crown in the 50 free as a senior ... earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... helped set the school record in the 200 free relay ... was named to the all-region first team in water polo as a senior ... graduated eighth in his high school class of 550.
Personal: Tyler W. Sowell was born June 23, 1993 in San Antonio, Texas ... son of Mark and Andrea Sowell ... has four siblings, Whitley (19) who swims at Hillsdale College, Courtney (17), Bryson (9) and Kate (7) ... favorite mess hall food is salad ... enjoys water polo and reading the Bible ... hobbies include paintballing ... spent the summer in Hawaii and researching in Maryland ... if he could invent a new stroke it would be the flutter kick with a board ... used to play basketball ... was homeschooled through high school ... major is mechanical engineering.