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    Justin DiFederico
    Justin DiFederico

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lakeside, Calif.

    High School:
    Christian High

    Height:
    5-9

    Event:
    Back/Fly/IM

    Birthdate:
    04/24/1991

    03/26/2013

    No. 4 USC In Indy For NCAA Championships

    Trojans, led by speedster Vladimir Morozov, aiming for top 5 finish.

    03/06/2013

    Morozov Wins 100 Free, Leads 400 Free Relay Victory As USC Closes Pac-12s With Fireworks

    Trojans finish with seven swimming titles, most since 1977.

    03/06/2013

    Morozov, Lendrum Lead Qualifiers For Final Night Of Pac-12s

    Quintero will be gunning to complete rare sweep of 200-500-1650 free.

    03/04/2013

    Morozov (50 Free), Quintero (500 Free), 200y Free Relay All Win Pac-12 Titles

    Junior from Russia claims his second straight title in sprint free; Relay nets first crown since 1996.

    03/01/2013

    No. 4 USC Set For Pac-12 Championships

    Defending champions Morozov and Colupaev lead Trojans into four-day meet starting Sunday.

    THIS SEASON: Justin DiFederico, a 2013 senior and a three-time conference finalist, is a strong 200y butterflyer who is also strong in the IM. He has consistently improved at USC and is still looking for his first NCAA Championships appearance.

    2012: DiFederico reached the 2012 Pac-12 Championship final in the 200y fly for the second year in row, taking seventh again in 1:47.06. His prelim time of 1:45.63 was just off his PR and made him the second-fastest Trojan in the event last season. He was also 17th in the 400y IM (3:54.77) and 24th in the 200y IM (1:51.73) ... At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, he was 48th in the 200m fly (2:02.16) and 106th in the 400m IM (4:38.96).

    2011: DiFederico was a two-time 2011 Pac-10 Championships finalist as a 2011 sophomore, taking seventh in the 200y fly (1:47.60) and eighth in the 400y IM (3:57.53). He was also 23rd in the 200y IM (1:50.65). He set PRs in the 200y fly (1:45.57) and the 400y IM (3:52.94) in Pac-10 prelim swims, both NCAA `B' cuts and second best for the Trojans on the year.

    2010: DiFederico's 2010 freshman campaign was highlighted by an 11th-place finish in the 200y fly (1:50.36) at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships. He was also 20th in the 100y fly (49.97) and 22nd in the 200y IM (1:52.02).

    HIGH SCHOOL: DiFederico won CIF San Diego Section Division II titles in the 100y back and 100y fly as a junior and a senior while competing for Christina High in El Cajon, Calif. ... At the 2009 U.S. World Championships Trials, he finished eighth in the `B' final of the 200m fly (2:02.41) and was 13th in prelims (2:01.35) ... At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, he was 54th in the 200m fly (2:03.11) ... Named to the San Diego Union All-San Diego Section first team.

    CLUB/COACH: College Area Swim Team/Dave Kilmer.

    PERSONAL: He was born on April 24, 1991. He is majoring in visual and performing arts.

    DiFEDERICO'S PERSONAL RECORDS:

    Event Time
    100-yard back51.52
    200-yard back1:50.5
    100-yard fly49.92
    200-yard fly1:45.57
    400-yard IM3:52.94
    100-meter fly56.54
    200-meter fly2:01.34