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Katie Byrnes
Katie Byrnes

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Gibbons '00

Event:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
07/23/1982

Experience:
1V



WSU CAREER
Freshman (2000-01)...secured positions on three WSU top-10 lists for individual events...moved into fifth place on the school's all-time list for the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2 minutes, 3.36 seconds while placing 15th at the Pac-10 Championships...clocked a 58.08 in the 100 backstroke, placing 22nd at Pac-10's and grabbing sixth on WSU's all-time list...also ranks ninth in school history with a mark of 4:35.57 in the 400 individual medley at the Patriot Invitational in Fairfax, Virginia.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB CAREER
Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Cardinal Gibbons High in Ft. Lauderdale...coached by Duffy Dillon both at high school and for the Ft. Lauderdale Swim Team...qualified for the state championships as a sophomore...selected to her league's first-team as a junior...as a senior placed seventh in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 100 freestyle at state...qualified for the Junior Nationals in both the 100 and 200 backstroke.

PERSONAL
Born July 23, 1982 in Boynton Beach, Florida to parents Philip Byrnes and Laurie Von Behren...brothers Charlie and Ben...sisters Julie and Katie...pursuing a degree in education.

EVENT           TIME     MEET                   DATE
100 backstroke  58.08    Pac-10 Championships   2/23/01
200 backstroke  2:03.36  Pac-10 Championships   2/24/01
400 IM          4:35.57  Patriot Invitational   12/2/00
Washington State Cougars Women's Swimming