THIS SEASON: Meghan Hawthorne, a 2014 senior, has matured into one of the top medley swimmers in the country in both distances and is poised for a strong final season for the Trojans.
2013: Hawthorne repeated as an All-American as a 2013 junior with an eighth-place finish in the 200y IM (1:56.71, 1:55.84, PR, in prelims). She also won the consolation final of the 400y IM (4:06.03, PR) and was 40th in the 200y breast (2:13.10) ... At the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, Hawthorne was a double finalist, taking fourth in the 400y IM in 4:06.76 (PR) and fifth in the 200y IM in 1:56.94. She was also a `B' finalist in the 200y fly (14th) ... At the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals, she was fifth in the 200y IM (1:56.60) and sixth in the 200y breast (2:11.98) ... Hawthorne repeated as a 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection ... Hawthorne won a silver medal at the 2013 World University Games, posting a 4:40.40 in the 400m IM, surging from sixth midway through the race to within 1.38 of first ... Hawthorne also is set to represent the U.S. at the 2013 Duel in the Pool.
2012: Hawthorne earned her first All-American honor as a 2012 sophomore, finishing seventh in the 200y IM (1:56.07) at the 2012 NCAA Championships. She also scored in the 400y IM, taking 12th (4:07.55) and swam in the 200y breast as well ... She was a three-time finalist at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, highlighted by a fourth-place in the 400y IM (4:08.12). She was also fifth in the 200y IM (1:57.50) and seventh in the 200y breast (2:14.48). Both IM times were PRs, as was her prelim effort in the 200y breast (2:13.01) ... At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Hawthorne reached the final of the 400m IM, where she finished sixth (she was fourth in prelims). She was also a semifinalist in the 200m IM (11th) and was 30th in the 200m breast ... At the 2012 U.S. Open, Hawthorne won the 400m IM to earn a spot on the United States' 2013 World University Games team. She was also third in the 200m IM ... At the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals, she was fifth in the 200y IM (1:56.60) and sixth in the 200y breast (2:11.98) ... She earned 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2011: Hawthorne raced in two events at the 2011 NCAA Championships as a freshman, taking 39th in the 200y IM (2:00.72) and 43rd in the 200y back (1:58.24) ... At the 2011 Pac-10 Championships, Hawthorne was a two-time finalist, taking sixth in the 400y IM (4:10.76) and eighth in the 200y IM (1:59.65). She was also 17th in the 200y back (1:57.73, PR) ... She set a PR in the 400y IM in USC's win over UCLA (4:10.39).
HIGH SCHOOL: Hawthorne graduated from Chaminade High in West Hills, Calif., where she was the 2008 and 2010 L.A. Daily News Swimmer of the Year ... She was a three-time CIF Southern Section champion in the 200y IM (2008-2010) and also won titles in the 100y fly (2010) and 500y free (2008). Her 2010 200y IM title in 1:58.74 broke the CIF-SS D1 record ... A four-year MVP for Chaminade and the 2010 Female Athlete of the Year, she was a 2009 U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete as a junior, a four-year prep All-American and a three-time scholastic All-American ... She competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials, was a member of the U.S. National Youth Team for 2009-2010 and competed a the 2010 Junior Pan Pacs ... She was a finalist at the 2009 (20th) and 2010 (12th) U.S. Nationals in the 400m IM.
CLUB/COACH: Rattler Swim Club/Kevin Blum.
PERSONAL: She was born Feb. 11, 1992 ... She is studying human performance.
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