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Brian Farris

Class Sr.
Hometown Normal, Ill.
High School Normal

Iowa Items — swam on 400 medley (3:18.74-2009) and 800 free (6:32.74-2009) relays that rank ninth and eighth, respectively, on Iowa’s all-time best performers list.

2008-09 — swam second leg on 800 free relay that placed seventh at Big Ten Championships with a team-leading and NCAA B cut time of 6:32.74… that time ranks eighth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… swam collegiate bests in 50 free (21.58) vs. Wisconsin, 100 free (46.18) at Missouri Invite, 200 back (2:00.34) vs. Truman State, and 200 (1:38.44), 500 (4:29.08) and 1,650 free (15:53.06) at Big Ten Championships… posted seven top-three finishes and swam on three winning relays… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007-08 — led team in 1,000 (9:38.28) and 1,650 free (15:54.33)… recorded three victories and nine top 10 finishes… set collegiate best in 200 (1:40.45), and season bests in 100 (47.23) and 500 free (4:30.16)… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006-07 — led team in 200 free (1:42.55)… swam team-leading 400 and 800 free relays, and 400 medley relay… set collegiate bests in 100 free (46.93) and 100 back (54.75)… recorded 14 top-five finishes… letterwinner.

High School — two-time all-American… two-time team MVP, earning all-state honors as a sophomore… team captain junior year… placed fourth in 200 free (1:42.91) and 500 free (4:38.12) at state meet junior year, winning conference titles in those events… set school records in 100 back (55.27), 100 free (47.20), 200 free (1:42.91) and 500 free (4:38.12) at state meet… also played water polo… National Honor Society member… coached by Vicki Kobel and John Almeida.

Personal — born March 31, 1988… son of Scott and Anne Farris… chemistry major.

Farris’ Collegiate Bests
50 Free – 21.58 vs. Wisconsin, 10/17/08
100 Free – 46.18 at Missouri Invite, 12/5-7/08
200 Free – 1:38.44 at Big Ten Championships, 2/27/09
500 Free – 4:29.08 at Big Ten Championships, 2/26/09
1,000 Free – 9:38.28 at Missouri, 1/26/08
1,650 Free – 15:53.06 at Big Ten Championships, 2/28/09
100 Back – 54.75 at Michigan State, 10/28/06
200 Back – 2:00.34 vs. Truman State, 10/10/08