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  Laura Cross
  • Sophomore, 1L
  • Three-Time All-American
  • Freestyle
  • Pompano Beach, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
  • Club Coach: Duffy Dillon

Collegiate Bests
200y Free 1:49.25p (SEC, 2000)
500y Free 4:52.50 (SEC, 2000)
1000y Free 10:05.99 (FAU, 2000)
1650y Free 16:48.40 (SEC, 2000)
200y Back 2:08.14 (FAU, 2000)


National/International Competition: Competed at the 2000 Olympic Team Trials in the preliminary event of the 200m freestyle...was a member of the first place 400 freestyle relay team at the 1999 Southeast Junior Championships, where team finished second overall...

1999-2000: Competed in the 200-, 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle events at NCAAs...received All-America honorable mention honors as a member of the 800-meter freestyle relay team that placed ninth and the 200- and 400-meter freestyle relay team that placed 16th...swam a personal best 1:49.25 in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle at SECs...placed eighth in the finals of the 200 free...also scored in the 500-yard free (4:52.50) and 1,650-yard free (16:48.40) at SECs...was a member of the third-place 800-yard freestyle relay team at the conference meet that had the ninth-best time in the country (7:18.92) at that time...

High School: A 1999 graduate of Cardinal Gibbons HS...swam for Coach Duffy Dillon...two-time All-American and Missouri Swimmer of the Year in 1997...broke Missouri state records in the 100-yard free, 200-yard free, 500-yard free and 400-yard freestyle relay...

Club: Member of the Fort Lauderdale Swim Team and coached by Duffy Dillon...

Personal: Born Laura Michelle Cross on Aug. 22, 1981, in Denver...daughter of Duffy Dillon and Barbara Cross...father was an All-American at UF from 1983-87 and is now a swim coach for the Ft. lauderdale Swim Team...major is advertising.


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