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Paul Torres
Paul Torres

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morton Grove, Ill.

High School:
Niles West

Event:
Individual Medley/Breaststroke


2000-2001 Highlights: Selected as the Most Outstanding Swimmer at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships following two first-place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley (1:52.34) and 400-yard individual medley (4:00.93) along with a third-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:01.58)?set a UIC Pool Record of 2:02.12 in the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2001 Illinois State Championships?recorded the most total team points at the Bill Ritter Invitational with victories in the 200-yard individual medley (1:56.98) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:08.03) along with a runner-up finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:08.15).

1999-2000 Highlights: Broke a 12-year old school-record with a time of 2:08.13 in the 200-yard breaststroke at the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Bill Ritter Invitational...scored a eighth-place showing in the 200y breaststroke (2:02.75) at the USA Speedo Junior Nationals in Orlando, Florida and set a school-record in the 400-yard intermediate medley (4:00.69)...captured the 200-yard individual medley school-record (1:53.77) with a second-place performance in the MCC finals.

1998-99 Highlights: Key member of the Flames' first place 400-yard medley relay at the Notre Dame Relays...set a then-UIC school-record in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.55) at the MCC Championships...placed third and notched a then career-best (4:06.20) in the 400-yard intermediate medley at the conference meet...placed seventh at the MCC Championships in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.00) for a then-career personal best...recorded two victories against UW-Green Bay in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.90) and the 200-yard intermediate medley (2:01.59).

Prep/Personal: Four-time letter winner as a member of the Niles West swim team...three-year all-conference selection...served as Niles West team captain as a senior...two-time team MVP, sectional champion and state qualifier his sophomore and junior year...born on April 3, 1980...son of Louis and Faye Torres...majoring in Education.

Torres' Career Best Times:

1000-yard Freestyle: 9:51.78 10-27-01 100-yard Breaststroke: 59.43 11-13-99 100-yard Butterfly: 53.97 2-2-01 200-yard Butterfly 1:57.89 1-12-01 200-yard Breaststroke: 2:02.12 3-3-01 200-yard Individual Medley: 1:52.34 (UIC RECORD) 2-23-01 400-yard Individual Medley: 4:00.58 (UIC RECORD) 2-23-01

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