THIS SEASON: Brittany Allen, a 2008 senior, is USC's top distance freestyler who is looking to make a return to the NCAA Championships for the second year in row, first possibly as an All-American.
2007: Allen made her NCAA Championships debut as a 2007 junior, setting a personal best with a 16:19.15 in the 1650y free, scoring individually with a 16th-place finish. She also was 34th in the 500y free (4:49.41) ... At the 2007 Pac-10 Championships, Allen finished a career-best fourth in the 1650y free in a then-personal best 16:20.24. The time was an NCAA automatic qualifying time and almost 10 seconds faster than her previous personal best. It marked the third time she finished among the top 7 in the event at the conference meet ... She appeared in her first conference final earlier in the meet, taking seventh in the 500y free in 4:49.08. Her prelim time of 4:47.99 was a personal-best. Allen was also 32nd in the 200y free 1:51.51 ... At the 2007 U.S. Summer Nationals, Allen was 63rd in the 800m free (9:05.49) and 75th in the 400m free (4:23.33).
2006: For the second straight season, Allen competed in three races at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships as a sophomore. She finished a career-best 15th in the 500y free (4:55.46), seventh in the 1650y free (16:40.72) and 47th in the 200y free (1:54.72) ... Her 4:50.69 at the Texas Invitational was a personal best ... She raced in the 800m free at the 2006 U.S. Summer Nationals ... Allen earned 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2005: Allen finished sixth in the 1650y free (16:37.77) at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships to highlight her freshman season. She also took 18th in the 500y free (4:52.26) and 33rd in the 200y free (1:53.78) ... She raced in the 800m free at the 2005 U.S. World Championships Trials, taking 39th (9:11.18) ... Her time in the 1650y free was third-best on the squad ... At the 2005 U.S. Summer Nationals, she raced in the 1500m free, finishing 44th (17:19.44).
HIGH SCHOOL: A prep All-American at University of San Diego High in the 200y and 500y free all four years in school, Allen was a four-time 500y free CIF champ, two-time 200y free CIF champ and four-time 400y free relay champ ... She was the San Diego Hall of Champion and San Diego Union Tribune Athlete of the Month for March, 2004, and also received the Pepsi-Cola Athlete of the Year Award in 2004 for swimming ... Was a two-time Junior National champion in the 500y and 1000y free in 2004 and was third in the mile.
CLUB: North Coast Aquatics.
PERSONAL: She was born on July 13, 1986 ... Her brother, Seth Adams, played baseball at Arizona.
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