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Verity Hicks
Verity Hicks

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pukekohe, New Zealand

High School:
ACG Strathallan

Event:
Free

11/18/2011

Stoughton Sets School Record in 200 Free

Freshman Becky Stoughton set the pool record in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.52

Iowa Items -- her best times in 200 free (1:49.48), 500 free (4:53.94) and 1,000 free (10:22.39) rank third, sixth and ninth, respectively, on Iowa's all-time best performers list... swam on 800 free relays that rank second (7:21.08-2009) and ninth (7:29.57-2008) in school history.

2008-09 -- led team in 200 free (1:49.48) and 500 free (4:53.94)... those times rank third and sixth, respectively, in school history... swam second leg on team-leading 800 free relay (7:21.08) at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks second in school history... placed 23rd in 200 free (1:50.12) at Big Ten Championships... recorded 13 top-three finishes, winning 200 free twice, 500 free once and 1,000 free once... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- swam on team-leading 800 free relay (7:29.57) that ranks ninth in school history... recorded season bests in 100 (52.32), 200 (1:51.94), 500 (4:59.10) and 1,000 free (10:40.83)... letterwinner... placed fifth in 400 and 800 free, eighth in 200 free and 12th in 100 free at New Zealand Olympic Trials... placed fifth in 800 free, 12th in 400 free, 24th in 200 free and 26th in 100 free at Oceania Championships.

High School -- New Zealand national age group champion in 200, 400 and 800 free from age 13-17... Australian age group champion in 200 and 400 free at age 14... best times were 59.1 in 100 free, 2:04.6 in 200 free, 4:21.7 in 400 free and 8:59.9 in 800 free... named her high school's sports person of the year as a senior... coached by Horst Miehe.

Personal -- born August 17, 1988... daughter of Nigel and Karen Hicks... sports studies interest major.

Hicks' Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Free52.12at Big Ten Championships2/21/09
200 Free1:49.48at Big Ten Championships2/20/09
500 Free4:53.94at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08
1,000 Free10:22.39Iowa State12/12/08