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Sasha Taylor
Sasha Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Saint John Catholic '00

Event:
Backstroke, Sprint

Birthdate:
06/15/1982

Experience:
3V



WSU CAREER
Freshman (2000-01)...secured fourth place on WSU's all time list for the 200 backstroke at the Pac-10 Championships en route to placing 18th with a time of 2:03.28...clocked a season-best time of 58.90 seconds in the 100 backstroke, also at Pac-10's...qualified to compete in the 2001 Canadian World Championship Trials in Edmonton, Alberta, where she placed 19th in the 50-meter backstroke, 29th in the 100 back...sophomore (2001-02)...placed 15th at the Pac-10 Championships with a time of 2:02.19 in the 200 backstroke, moving her into fourth on WSU's all-time list for the event...clocked a 58.05 in the 100 backstroke at the Pac-10 Invitational, ranking seventh of the school's all-time 100 back list...also established personal bests at the Arkansas Invitational in the 200 freestyle (1:50.83) and 500 freestyle (4:59.22), to rank third and fourth, respectively, on the all-time school lists...received Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...junior (2002-03)...recorded a personal best time in the 50 freestyle at the Speedo Cup Invitational with a time of 24.82...also established a personal best time at Central Washington in the 400 individual medley (4:46.11)...named Pac-10 All-Academic first team.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB CAREER
Attended St. John's Catholic High School...swam for coach Scott Faithfull with the Perth Stingrays Aquatic Club...as a sophomore placed 16th in 100 backstroke at the Canadian Spring Nationals...junior year placed second in the 100 backstroke at Junior Provincials...as a senior placed third at the Eastern Canadian Junior Nationals in the 200 backstroke...during June, 2000, competed in the Canadian Olympic Trials, finishing 12th in the 100 backstroke and 15th in the 200 backstroke.

PERSONAL
Born June 15, 1982 in Winchester, Ontario, Canada to parents Glenn and LeaBeth Taylor...brothers Quinton and Breen...achieved Top four academic standing all four years of high school...majoring in biology with secondary education endorsement in biology and chemistry.

EVENT	         TIME	MEET	                  DATE
200 freestyle	1:50.83	Arkansas Invitational	11/30/01
500 freestyle	4:59.22	Arkansas Invitational	11/29/01
100 backstroke	58.05	Pac-10 Invitational	03/03/02
200 backstroke	2:02.19	Pac-10 Championships	03/02/02
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