University of Iowa Athletics
Back/IM

Preston Planells

Class So.
Hometown Upland, Calif.
High School Damien

Hawk Item — Currently has the eighth-fastest time in school history in the 200 back (1:43.89).

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. 2019-20 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 back (1:43.89), which ranked third on the team… scored in the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships, placing 16th with a time of 1:45.66… also had collegiate best times in 100 back (48.81), 100 fly (52.96), and 200 IM (1:50.53).

High School — Sixteen-time high school All-American… earned All-America honors in 100 back, 200 IM, 200-medley relay, and 400-free relay from freshman through junior seasons… earned AA honors in 100 back, 200 IM, 200-medley relay, 200-free relay as a senior… 2019 Student Athlete of the Year at Damien High School… three-time team MVP… named Rookie of the Year as a freshman… tallied 13 top-five finishes at Division 2 Championships… led team to a Division 2 title — its first since 2002 — in 2002… team runner-up as sophomore and senior… holds school records in 100 back (49.44), 200 IM (1:50.99), 200-free relay (1:25.25), and 400-free relay (3:04.54)… had a personal-best time of 49.84 to place ninth at state meet in 100 back in 2017… graduated with a 3.8 grade point average… high school coach was Damon Pitre.

Personal — Born Oct. 23, 2000… son of Carmel and Hernando Planells… has a younger sister, Gabby… undecided on major.

Planell’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
100 Back 48.81 at American SC Championships 3/7/20
200 Back 1:43.89 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/20
100 Fly 52.96 Minnesota 10/26/19
200 IM 1:50.53 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20