AS A SENIOR (2011-12): Compete primarily in the 1,000 free during his senior campaign ... finished in sixth in the 1,000 free at Pittsburgh ... member of the 400 free relay team at Louisville ... logged a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM exhibition at Louisville ... swam a then career-best 4:10.90 in the 400 IM preliminary round at the Hawkeye Invitational ... third leg of the 800 free relay team at the Hawkeye Invitational ... participated in the 1,000 free against Northwestern ... fourth-place finisher (4:33.62) in the 500 free at the Shamrock Invitational ... logged a personal-best 4:08.37 in the 400 IM at the Shamrock Invitational ... posted a 2:07.62 in the 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Swam to a personal-best time of 2:05.06 in the preliminary session of the 200 breast as an exhibition swimmer at the BIG EAST Championships ... also swam to season-best times in the 500 free (4:31.90) and 1,650 free (16:05.53) at the league meet as an exhibition swimmer ... swam to a top season time in the 1,000 free (10:00.52) against Pittsburgh.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): A long distance freestyler as well as a breaststroker for the Irish ... claimed a sixth-place finish in the 1650 free (15:41.09) and an 14th-place finish in the 200 breast (2:06.18) ... both were season best times ... swam top times for the season in the 500 free (4:35.10) and the 100 breast (59.09) at the Ohio State Invitational ... finished in 9:43.52 in the 1000 free for the top time on the season ... amassed five top three finishes over the course of the regular season which included two in the 500 free and three in the 1000 free.
AS A FRESHMAN: Burst into the BIG EAST Championships point standings with a third-place finish in the 1,650 free (15:34.85) to earn his first all- league citation ... that time was nearly 20 seconds better than his previous best recorded during the fall at the Ohio State Invitational ... also swam the 200 free (1:42.46) and 500 free (4:30.85) at the league meet.
THE BELECANECH FILE: Earned three letters in swimming at St. Joseph's (Pa.) ... first-team all- Philadelphia Catholic League in the 500 free and 100 breast in 2007 ... second-team all-Philadelphia Catholic League one year prior in the 100 breast ... Scholastic All-American ... two-time Burlington County Champion in the 100 breast ... swam for the Jersey Wahoos on the club scene ... best long course marks included: 800 free (8:24.40), 1,500 free (16:14.42), 200 breast (2:28.09), 400 free (4:07.29) and 400 IM (4:46.99) ... very involved in Campus Ministry at his high school ... member of prep crew team for one season ... holds club record in 400 medley relay ... placed fifth in the 800 free relay at Junior Nationals ... member of National Honor Society ... son of Diane and George Belecanech ... born April 21, 1990, in Bilox, Miss. ... oldest of four children ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a pre-professional studies major.
Belecanech's Career Bests
|200 Free||1:42.46||BIG EAST (2009)|
|500 Free||4:30.86||BIG EAST (2009)|
|1,000 Free||9:26.36||BIG EAST (2009)|
|1,650 Free||15:34.85||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Breast||59.09||Ohio State Invite (2009)|
|200 Breast||2:05.06||BIG EAST (2011)|