THIS SEASON: Ellie Doran, a 2011 senior co-captain, has established herself as a top-flight distance swimmer who is seeking her third straight NCAA Championships appearance. She has made improvements each year (she has dropped more than 40 seconds from her mile time in two years) and now seeks to become an NCAA point scorer for the first time.
2010: Doran, as a 2010 junior, was 22nd in the 1650y free (16:17.56) at the NCAA Championships and was 29th in the 200y free (1:47.26, personal best) and 31st in the 500y free (4:44.75) ... At the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, she made her first career Pac-10 final appearance, taking sixth in the 500y free (4:44.38). She set a personal best (4:43.65) in prelims. She later claimed sixth in the 1650y free (16:14.75) and was USC's top finisher in the 200y free in 19th (1:47.48), again posting personal bests.
2009: As a 2009 sophomore, Doran competed in her first NCAA Championships. She was 41st in the 1650y free (16:40.55) and 63rd in the 500y free (4:54.06) and also raced in the 800y free relay ... At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, she anchored USC's school-record-setting 800y free relay, which finished third in 7:07.59. Individually, she was 10th in both the 500y free (4:46.88) and the 1650y free (16:29.21) and was 20th in the 200y free (1:48.34). All were career-best efforts.
2008: Doran competed in three events at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships, taking 18th in the 1650y free (16:57.01), 28th in the 200y free (1:51.19) and 35th in the 500y free (5:02.70).
HIGH SCHOOL: Doran prepped at Catalina Foothills in Tucson, Ariz., where she was an eight-time prep All-American ... She holds the Arizona 4A prep state records in the 500y free (previously held by former Trojan Kalyn Keller) ... She is her school's record holder in the 500y free, 200y IM and 400y free relay.
CLUB: Ford Aquatics.
PERSONAL: She was born on April 10, 1989.
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