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Maureen Farrell
  • Senior
  • Backstroke/Freestyle
  • Northridge, Calif. (Alemany)
  • Thirteen-time All-American
  • All-SEC
Career Best Times
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
100 back 53.90 2004 SEC Championships
200 back 1:54.80 2004 SEC Championships
50 free 22.79 2004 SEC Championships
100 free 50.51 2003 NCAA Championships
200 free 1:49.55 11.11.2003 Florida State
100 fly 58.60 10.23.2003 Arkansas
(Short Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
50 free 25.49 2004 NCAA Championships
100 back 1:00.36 2004 NCAA Championships
200 back 2:13.31 01.10.2004 Arizona State
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time    
100 back 1:02.77    
200 back 2:14.46    
50 free 27.17    
100 free 58.87    
200 free 2:06.00 01.24.2004 Alabama

UF All-Time Ranking: Second in the 200 back (1:55.14) ... Tied for third in the 100 back (54.10) … First and ninth in 200 medley relay (1:39.01) … First in 400 medley relay (3:35.87) … Third and fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:30.57).

National/International Competition: At the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials, swam the 100 back prelims in 1:03.56 for 10th place and advanced onto the semifinals where she clocked the event in 1:03.38 for 10th … In the 200 back prelims at the trials, clocked 2:14.96 for 8th place and an advancement onto the semifinals where she clocked the swim a minute quicker with a time of 2:13.96 for fifth place and a seat in the finals … In the finals of the 200 back, finished the trials in fifth place with a time of 2:14.01 … Swam a provisional and Olympic Trials qualifying marks in the 200-meter back (2:17.58) at the 2004 USA Spring Nationals (2/11) … Second (B) in the 100 back (1:04.99), eighth in the 200 back (2:19.29), and member of the 400 FR team which placed fourth (4:19.23) at the 2003 U.S. Open (12/4-6) … Competed at 2003 World University Games … At the 2002 Summer Nationals in Fort Lauderdale she finished fourth in the 200-meter backstroke (2:14.50) and sixth in the 100-meter backstroke (1:03.09) … Member of the 2002 Pan Pacific team … Competed in the 2002 Janet Evans Invitational meet held at the University of Southern California, and placed fourth in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke in times of 1:04.28 and 2:17.38, respectively … Qualified for the 2001 USA Swimming All-America Team for the 100-meter backstroke ... Two-time NISCA All-American National Champion in the 100-yard backstroke (2000, 2001) ... Took fourth place in the 100-meter and fifth place in the 200-meter backstroke events at the 2001 U.S. National Championships ... 2001 Los Angeles Times and Daily News Swimmer of the Year ... Finished 21st in the 200 backstroke and 39th in the 100 backstroke in the 2000 Olympic Trials ... 2000 NISCA All-American in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle ... Took 11th place in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2000 U.S. National Championships ... Invited to U.S. Olympic training center in 1998 and 2000 ... Finished third in the 100 back with a time of 1:04.46 in the finals of the event at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships … Swam the prelims in 1:04.89 ... Took second in the 200 back prelims at the Texas Championships with a 2:18.39 effort ... Clocked 2:18.25 in the 200 back for a third-place finish ... Finished the 100 free in 59.13 for a 20th place finish and swam 2:05.44 in the 200 free prelims.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Earned six All-America honors … All-SEC in seven events … Qualified for the 2004 Olympic Trials … Sixteen top-two finishes … Swam the fastest time in school history in the 50-meter free (25.49) to finish 21st in the preliminaries, and set the school record in the 100-meter back (1:00.36), finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships … Member of the third-place 200-meter FR team (1:40.60), the 10th-place 400 MR team (4:03.98) and the ninth-place 200-meter MR team (1:52.57) at NCAAs … Runner-up in the 100 back with an automatic qualifying time of 53.92 (53.90 in prelims), and runner-up in the 200 back with an automatic time of 1:55.11 (career-best time of 1:54.80 in prelims) at the SEC Championships … Also placed fifth in the 50 free (22.89), but swam an automatic qualifying time of 22.79 in prelims … Member of the third-place 400 FR team (3:18.11), the fourth-place 200 MR team (1:41.32), the fourth-place 200 FR team (1:31.35) and the third-place 400 MR team (3:38.25) at SECs … Won the 200-meter free (2:06.00) vs. Alabama (1/24) … Swam two provisional times vs. No. 1 Auburn in the 50-meter free (26.60) and the 200-meter back (2:16.47) … Recorded two provisional qualifying times at No. 16 Arizona State (1/10) in the short course meters competition … First in the 50-meter free (26.24) and 200 back (2:13.31) … Second in the 50 free (23.75) vs. ASU (1/9) … First in the 50 free (23.94), recorded the best time in the 200 breast (2:01.77), and swam on the 400 MR which placed first (3:48.67), an NCAA provisional qualifier, vs. Kentucky … 200 MR team placed first with a time of 1:45.72 at South Carolina (11/14) … Swam a season-best time of 23.53 in the 50 free and 400 MR team finished second with a provisional time of 3:43.95 at Georgia (11/13) … Also swam a provisional qualifying time in the 200 back (1:59.46) vs. the Bulldogs … Placed first in the 200 free (1:49.55) and second in the 100 free (50.84), both NCAA provisional qualifying times, and swam on the third place 400 MR team (3:53.69) vs. FSU (11/11) … Recorded two provisional times and had two first place and one second place finishes in the SMU Classic (10/24-25) … Finished first as a member of the 200 MR (1:45.76), swam on the 200 FR team which finished with the top time (1:34.41), and had fifth best time in the 100 fly (58.60) vs. Arkansas (10/23) … Placed first in the 100 back (57.79), fourth in the 200 free (1:52.20), and second on the 200 MR team (1:44.98) at the Florida Invitational … Won the 50 free (23.86) and the 200 back (2:01.18), a provisional qualifying time, and swam on the first-place 400 MR team (3:46.79) at the Michigan-FAU (10/17) dual meet.

2002-03: All-America honors at NCAAs in 100 and 200 back and also as a member of the 200 MR, 400 MR and 400 FR teams … Seventh in the 200 back (1:55.45) and 10th in the 100 back (54.10) … Two top-five finishes at the SEC Championships, and earned seven All-SEC honors in the 50 free, 100 and 200 back and as a member of the 200 and 400 MR and 200 and 400 FR teams ... Third and fourth in the 100 and 200 back with times of 54.34 and 1:55.24, respectively ... Seventh in the 50 free in 23.02 at SEC Championships ... Member of the 200 and 400 MR teams that broke school records and finished third at the SEC Championships ... Finished in the top three during all 21 dual meets ... Against Georgia (11/23), she swam two provisional, season-best times with a second place finish in the 50 free (23.39) and a third place finish in the 200 back (1:58.09) … Won two races against Michigan (10/24), including the 100 and 200 back in times of 56.62 and 2:01.96, respectively … Touched the wall first in the 50 free in 24.12 vs. Indian River C.C. (10/18).

2001-02: Made an immediate impact on the team qualifying for the NCAA Championships and scoring in three events at the SEC Championships with one top-three finish … Earned All-America honors in the 200 back and the 200 FR ... Member of the 200 free team that took sixth place in the 2002 NCAA Championships with a time of 1:30.57, which ranked third in UF history … Placed 10th at the NCAA Championships and recorded a career best time of 1:56.66 in the 200 back, ranking third in school history … Took third in the 200 back at the SEC Championships (1:57.49) … Had career best time of 55.59 in the 100 back at the SEC Championships...Recorded six first place finishes … Claimed 17 of a possible 19 top-three finishes for the regular season …Won first collegiate race against Kentucky (10/11) in the 200 free (1:52.45) … Finished first in the 100 and 200 back against Florida Atlantic (2/9) in times of 56.91and 2:03.43, respectively … Swam a time of 2:02.87 to win the 200 back in a double dual meet against Miami and Indian River C.C. (10/20) … Won the 100 backstroke versus Michigan (10/19)(57.09) and Florida State (57.52).

High School: A 2001 graduate of Alemany High School ... Named a scholar-athlete 1997-2001 ... Four-year letterwinner for the swimming team and MVP in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 ... Also lettered on the water polo team ... Claimed three gold medals at the 2001 C.I.F. Southern Section Championships (100 back, 50 free, 4x100 free) ... 2000 C.I.F. Southern Section Division II Swimmer of the Meet after winning gold medals in the 50 free and 100 back.

Club: Member of the Canyons Aquatics Club and coached by Bruce Patmos.


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