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Katie West
  • Junior
  • Freestyle/Breaststroke
  • Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central
  • Club Coach: Kevin Weldon
Collegiate Bests
50y Free 23.98p (SEC, 2000)
100y Free 53.78 (FL SR Champ, 2001)
500y Free 5:11.33 (Miami, 2001)
100y Breast 1:04.44p (SEC, 2000)
200y Breast 2:19.62 (SEC, 2000)
100y Back 1:01.85 (IRCC/FAU, 2001)
100y Fly 1:00.15p (FL SR Champ, 2001)
200y IM 2:07.50 (IRCC/FAU, 2001)
400y IM 4:04.46 (FL SR Champ, 2001)

National/International Competition: At the 2000 U.S. Open swam in the preliminary heats of the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter breaststroke, in addition to the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke and was the lead-off for the ninth-place 400-meter freestyle relay team...placed second in the 50 free and 100 breast while finishing 10th in the 100 free at the 1999 Spring Junior Nationals...

2000-2001: Set collegiate bests in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, and 400-yard individual medley...Competed at the 2001 SEC Championships as an exhibitionist...Finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.61 against Tennessee...Set a collegiate best time in the 200-yard individual medley with a winning time of 2:07.50 and in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.85 to place fifth against Indian River and Florida Atlantic...Swam a season best time of 1:06.85 in the 100-yard breaststroke to place fourth against Texas...A time of 2:10.71 in the individual medley placed fifth at the meet with Auburn and Arizona State...A member of the 400-yard freestyle team that placed fourth with a time of 3:32.75 against Auburn...Placed fourth in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:11.60) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:23.91) vs. FSU...finished third in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.86 and anchored the 200-yard freestyle relay that exhibitioned at TCU...placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.84 against SMU...competed in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza...

1999-2000: Placed 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke at SECs (1:04.68)...swam a career-best in the 100y breast in the prelims at SECs (1:04.44)...was a member of the third-place 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay teams at SECs...had the team's second-best time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.44)...swam on the 400y medley relay team that placed second vs. Tennessee with the 12th-best time in the nation (3:48.50) at the time...a member of the 200y freestyle relay team that was third at Auburn with the 15th-best time in the nation (1:34.89)...

Club: Member of Dayton Raiders and coached by Kevin Weldon...

High School: A 1999 graduate of Catholic Central HS...an All-American...placed second in the district and third in the state in the 50 free...also finished seventh in the 100 breast at state meet...team captain her senior season...

Personal: Born Katherine Marie West on Dec. 18, 1980, in Springfield, Ohio...daughter of William and Janet West...sisters Elizabeth and Maggie were also collegiate swimmers...major is therapeutic recreation.


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