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Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week

May 20, 2000

Name: Hayley Peirsol

Born: Aug. 9, 1985

Hometown: Irvine

Height: 5-foot-5

Weight: 103

Sport: Girls swimming

Events: 500 free, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay

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Coach: Ken Lamont

Favorite food: Spinach salad with eggs and bacon

Favorite movie: "Stepmom"

Best athletic moment: "When I got close to my senior national time in

four different events at the junior nationals last March."

Athlete of the Week: Peirsol, a freshman helped the Sailors win the

400-yard freestyle (3:32.32), enabling the Tars to take second overall in

CIF Division I. She also was a strong leg on the third-place 200 medley

relay team (1:49.28). In individual events, Peirsol finished seventh in

both the 500 free (4:59.65) and the 200 IM (2:10.54).

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