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Gianni Sesto

Class Fr.
Hometown Las Vegas, Nev.
High School Palo Verde

Hawk Item — Honorable mention All-American in three events in 2012… member of Iowa[apos]s school-record setting 200 free (1:17.61) and 800 free relays (6:26.79)… also a part of the 200-medley relay that has the second-fastest time (1:26.33) and the 400-medley relay that has the fourth-fastest time (3:11.15) and ranks ninth on the school’s all-time top performers list in the 100 free (44.03).

2013-14 — Swam on team-leading 200 free relay (1:20.24), 400 free relay (2:57.20), 800 free relay (6:31.59), and 200 medley relay (1:26.33)… swam season-best times in the 50-free (20.33) and 100-free (44.68) at Big Ten Championships, 200-free (1:39.13) at the Hawkeye Invitational, and 500-free (4:52.56) against Western Illinois… recorded nine top-five finishes, including a victory in the 50-free at the Hawkeye Invitational… swam to nine top-two finishes in relays, including two victories… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Swam season-best times in 50 (20.50), 100 (45.00), and 200 (1:38.53) free at the Big Ten Championships… member of the 800-free relay that finished fifth with a school-record time of 6:26.79… posted a season-best time 100 (53.05) vs. Western Illinois… posted five top-five finishes… letterwinner.

2011-12 — All-America honorable mention swimmer in the 200 (1:18.96), 400 (2:54.22) and 800 (6:29.33) free relays at the NCAA Championships… named first team All-Big Ten in the 200 (1:17.61) free relay… member of the 200 free relay (1:17.61) that won the Big Ten title and set a school record… swam collegiate best times in the 50 (22.26), 100 (44.03) and 200 (1:37.75) free at the Big Ten Championships… also swam college best times in the 100 (51.70) and 200 (1:57.94) back at the Hawkeye Invitational and 500 free (4:41.24) vs. Western Illinois… qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 free (23.14)… posted eight top-five finishes… letterwinner.

2010- 11 — Swam collegiate bests in the 50 free (20.84), 100 free (45.30) and 200 free (1:39.23) at the Big Ten Championships… also swam collegiate best in 200 back (1:57.94)… letterwinner.

High School — Set school records in the 50 free, 200 free (1:39.51), 100 back, 200 medley relay, 200 and 400 free relays… entered his senior season a three-time Nevada high school state champion and defending 200 free and 100 back conference champion… earned NISCA All-America honors in the 200 free and 100 back… Junior National, National, and US Open qualifer… holds Nevada Sunset Regional record in the 100 back.

Personal — Born Aug. 5, 1992… son of Giampaolo and Kellie Sesto… business major.

Sesto’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.26 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/12
100 Free 44.03 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/12
200 Free  1:37.75 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/12
500 Free 4:41.24 Western Illinois 2/3/12
100 Back 51:70 Hawkeye Invitational 12/2-4/11
200 Back 1:57.94 Hawkeye Invitational 12/3/10