Katie Byrnes
Katie Byrnes

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Gibbons

Last College:
Washington State

Height:
5-7

Event:
Back


2002-03:Scored two top-20 finishes at the conference meet and added one time to FSU 's top ten list in her first year ...Swam the tenth-fastest time in school history in the 100 backstroke (57.93)to place 17th at the ACC Cham- pionships ...Finished 18th in the 200 back at the confer- ence championships ...Supported the team with seven top- three finishes in dual meets and two relay victories ...Top finishes were a pair of second-place marks in the 100 back- stroke against Florida Atlantic (Oct.11)and Utah (Nov. 23)...Member of the winning 200 medley relay versus In- dian River (Nov.9)as well as UNC-Wilmington and North Florida (Jan.4)...ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AT WSU (2000-02):Record-setting performances at Washington State,leaving the school with top ten times in the 100 back (56.74),200 back (2:01.23)and 400 individual medley (4:32.15)...Finished 15th in the 200 back at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships with a time of 2:03.36.Posted the sixth-best 100 back time in WSU lore with her 22nd-place showing at the PAC-10 meet ...Ninth on WSU 's all-time list in the 400 IM with a time of 4:34.57.

HIGH SCHOOL:Lettered all four years at Cardinal Gibbons ...Finished seventh in the 100 back and ninth in the 100 free at the state championships her senior year ...Qualified for the junior national team in the 100 and 200 backstroke ...First-Team all-conference as a junior ... Reached her first state meet as a sophomore ...Swam for Ft.Lauderdale Swim Club.

PERSONAL:Born July 23,1982 ...majoring in elemen- tary education ...Daughter of Laurie Von Behren and Philip Byrnes.

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