Updated Dec. 8, 2009
2008-09 / Junior
Took first in the 200 IM at Evansville swimming 1:57.59...Placed first in the 100 back with a time of 51.85 against Missouri...Posted a career-best time of 51.19 in the 100 back for a ninth place finish at the Missouri Invitational...Member of the 400 free relay team that took first against Missouri State and Western Kentucky...Part of the 200 medley relay team that placed first against Evansville.
2007-08 / Sophomore
Posted a 1:00.66 in the 100 breast with a third-place finish against Evansville...Member of the 200 medley relay team that finished first against Evansville...Member of the 400 free relay that won against Miami (Ohio).
2006-07 / Freshman
Named to the Sun Belt Commissioner's List for academics...Posted his best finish of the season in the 200 back with a 1:53.97 for second-place...Finished in the top-five in 16 races in the season...Member of the 200 medley relay team that finished first against Evansville...Member of the 400 free relay team that won against Missouri State and Western Kentucky.
High School / Evanston Township
Lettered all four years in swimming...Team won the state championship his junior year...Finished third in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 IM at the state championship...Swam on the state championship-winning 200 and 400 free relay teams as a junior...Also lettered three years each in golf and water polo...Competed with the Wildcat Swim Organization club team.
A physical education major...Has one brother, Terry...Son of Gary and Peggy Silkaitis...Born March 28, 1988 in Evanston, Ill.