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Hilary Leigh
Hilary Leigh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake Forest, IL

High School:
Lake Forest

Event:
Back/Free

Iowa Items -- her best 100 back time (57.10) ranks ninth on Iowa's all-time best performers list.

2008-09 -- swam collegiate-best 57.10 in 100 back at Missouri Invite... that time ranks ninth in school history... also recorded collegiate bests in 50 free (23.81) and 200 back (2:05.58) at Big Ten Championships... posted 10 top-five finishes... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- won 200 back (2:08.35) vs. Northern Iowa... recorded six top-five finishes... swam season bests in 100 (54.51) and 500 free (5:14.96), 100 (59.03) and 200 back (2:08.13) and 200 IM (2:10.75)... letterwinner.

2006-07 -- recorded season bests in 50 free (24.22), 100 free (55.14), 100 back (58.92) and 200 back (2:09.59) at Big Ten Championships... runner-up in 50 back (28.12) vs. Western Illinois... recorded six top-five finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- three-time all-American and all-state at Lake Forest High School... transferred from Athens Academy in Athens, GA, after her freshman year where she was team MVP and all-state... team captain and senior leadership role as a senior... her Lake Forest team won three state and conference team titles... seven-time conference champion... set school records in 100 fly and 100 back and as part of 200 medley and free relays at Athens Academy... four-year honor roll student, earning all-academic honors senior year... National Honor Society member... coaches were Bob Kizer and Maureen Sheehan.

Personal -- born April 6, 1988... daughter of David and Cynthia Leigh... business major.

Leigh's Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free23.81Big Ten Championships2/19/09
100 Free54.19at Northern Iowa2/5/09
500 Free5:14.96vs. Western Illinois1/18/08
50 Back27.88vs. Iowa State12/8/06
100 Back57.10at Missouri Invite12/5-7/08
200 Back2:05.58at Big Ten Championships2/21/09