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     Katie McLeland
    Katie McLeland

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    West Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    West Chicago

    Event:
    Mid-Distance


    2007-2008: Placed 14th in the 200 free finals at the Horizon League Championships...swam a season-best 5:18.67 500 free time in the prelims of the league championships...set a career best 200 free (1:57.85) winning time at Cleveland State...took second in the 200 fly (2:13.32) at the same event...placed third in both the 100 fly (1:02.02) and the 200 free in a career-best time of 1:58.39...finished second in the 200 fly (2:13.14) and placed fifth in the 200 free against Green Bay...took third place in the 200 fly against Western Illinois...swam a 2:01.19 in the prelims of the 200 free and just missed qualifying for the finals in the 200 fly with a prelim time of 2:17.03 at the Miami Invitational...placed fifth in the 200 free at Saint Louis in a season-best 2:01.41...swam the 200 free on November 10th against Butler, Milwaukee and North Dakota in 2:01.65, good for eight place...also competed in the 500 free at the same meet in 5:29.76......Placed 6th in the 100 free (56.67) against Wright State and 6th in the 200 free (2:02.48) at Northwestern...started her collegiate career off with a strong second place showing in the 200 free (2:02.29).

    Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner on the West Chicago swimming team...set the 200 free school record in 2006...Academic All-Dupage Valley Conference all four years...earned honorable mention All-DVC conference honors freshman and junior years...swam for the West Chicago Sharks Club for nine years, setting records in the 400 medley relay and 800 freestyle relay, as well as the 200 and 1000 free events...highest finish at the SCY Senior state was fifth in the 200 fly in 2006...attended same high school and swam for same club as current UIC teammate Julia Shallcross...born February 14, 1989...daughter of Paul and Drusilla McLeland...majoring in movement science.

    Career Bests

    Event Time Date
    100-yard freestyle 56.67 10-26-07
    200-yard freestyle 1:56.66 02-22-08
    100-yard butterfly 1:02.02 01-26-08