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Brian Farris
Brian Farris

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Normal, IL

High School:
Normal

Event:
Free

Iowa Items -- swam on 400 medley (3:18.74-2009) and 800 free (6:32.74-2009) relays that rank ninth and eighth, respectively, on Iowa's all-time best performers list.

2008-09 -- swam second leg on 800 free relay that placed seventh at Big Ten Championships with a team-leading and NCAA B cut time of 6:32.74... that time ranks eighth on Iowa's all-time best performers list... swam collegiate bests in 50 free (21.58) vs. Wisconsin, 100 free (46.18) at Missouri Invite, 200 back (2:00.34) vs. Truman State, and 200 (1:38.44), 500 (4:29.08) and 1,650 free (15:53.06) at Big Ten Championships... posted seven top-three finishes and swam on three winning relays... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- led team in 1,000 (9:38.28) and 1,650 free (15:54.33)... recorded three victories and nine top 10 finishes... set collegiate best in 200 (1:40.45), and season bests in 100 (47.23) and 500 free (4:30.16)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2006-07 -- led team in 200 free (1:42.55)... swam team-leading 400 and 800 free relays, and 400 medley relay... set collegiate bests in 100 free (46.93) and 100 back (54.75)... recorded 14 top-five finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- two-time all-American... two-time team MVP, earning all-state honors as a sophomore... team captain junior year... placed fourth in 200 free (1:42.91) and 500 free (4:38.12) at state meet junior year, winning conference titles in those events... set school records in 100 back (55.27), 100 free (47.20), 200 free (1:42.91) and 500 free (4:38.12) at state meet... also played water polo... National Honor Society member... coached by Vicki Kobel and John Almeida.

Personal -- born March 31, 1988... son of Scott and Anne Farris... chemistry major.

Farris' Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free21.58Wisconsin10/17/08
100 Free46.18at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08
200 Free1:38.44at Big Ten Championships2/27/09
500 Free4:29.08at Big Ten Championships2/26/09
1,000 Free9:38.28at Missouri Dual1/26/08
1,650 Free15:53.06at Big Ten Championships2/28/09
100 Back54.75at Michigan State10/28/06
200 Back2:00.34Truman State10/10/08