Taras Polakoff
Taras Polakoff
Year: So.
Hometown: Orange County, Calif.
High School: Sage Hill School
Position: Back/Free/Fly

Career Highlights

2017-18: As a first-year, competed in all 13 meets…competed primarily in the backstroke…recorded four wins, two runner-up finishes and four third-place results…touched the wall first in both the 100 back and 200 back in his collegiate debut against UMass Dartmouth on October 28…finished second in the 50 back against Regis and Norwich on November 11…won the 200 back against Clark on November 18…came in eighth in the A final with a time of 26.10 in the 50 back and recorded his top time of the year (57.90) in the 100 IM at WPI’s Gompei Invitational on December 2-3…placed third in the 100 back and 200 back against Springfield on January 7...posted a season-best time of 31.55 to finish third in the 50 breast and recorded a season-best time of 25.13 in the 50 fly against Gordon on January 20…won the 200 back at Bridgewater State on February 3…finished fifth in the B final of both events and posted season-best times in the 100 back (53.72), 200 back (1:59.26) and 200 free (1:47.73) to lead off the 800 free relay at the NEWMAC Championships on February 23-25.