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Maquala O'Brien
Maquala  O'Brien


Chapin, S.C.

High School:
Dutch Fork




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2012-13 - Competed in four events during the regular season...Swam the breaststroke events and the 200 IM...Recorded a season-best second-place finish at College of Charleston in a time of 2:32.58...Produced personal records in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.78), 200 breaststroke (2:24.01) and 200 IM (2:13.52)...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 - Provided depth in the freestyle events and the breaststroke events...Swam in four regular season meets...Had a season best sixth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke against Georgia Tech with a time of 1:10.64.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Dutch Fork High School...Named team captain of the Silver Foxes...Won an individual region championship and helped lead Dutch Fork to a team region title...Member of Palmetto Aquatics...Won a state championship...Two-time Academic All-American...Zone qualifier and senior sectional qualifier...Honor Roll student.

PERSONAL - Full name is Maquala Loragne O'Brien...Born Feb. 17,j 1991...Parents are Kevin O'Brien and Lisa Miller...Majoring in nursing.

O'Brien's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 26.11 1/28/12 East Carolina/Vanderbilt Columbia, S.C.
100 freestyle 56.92 10/22/11 Georgia Tech Columbia, S.C.
200 freestyle 2:01.15 11/18/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
500 freestyle 5:32.53 11/17/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
100 breaststroke 1:07.78 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
200 breaststroke 2:24.01 1/26/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
200 IM 2:13.52 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.

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