THIS SEASON: Hanni Leach, a 2017 sophomore, looks to build on her strong backstroke debut as a freshman, where she was a key Pac-12 scorer and NCAA participant. She could challenge for the medley relay as well as she looks for her first conference A final and NCAA scoring result.

2016: Leach raced in two events at the 2016 NCAA Championships as a freshman, finishing 19th in the 100y back (52.15) and 24th in the 200y back (1:54.18). Her 100y time was a PR and just 0.20 away from earning a B consolation final berth, and her 200 time matched her PR ... At the 2016 Pac-12 Championships, Leach won the B final of the 200y back (1:54.18) and was 11th in the 100y back (53.03) while finishing 29th in the 50y free (23.36). She lowered her personal bests in the 100y (52.68, broken at NCAAs) and 200y back (1:54.18) ... She raced in two events at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 31st in the 100m back (1:01.95) and 68th in the 200m back (2:16.83).

HIGH SCHOOL: Leach prepped at Hellgate High School in Missoula, Mont., where she was the state record holder in the 50y, 100y and 200y back and the 200y and 500y free, earning prep All-American honors ... The 2015 Montana Swimming Female Athlete of the Year led Hellgate to back-to-back state titles as a junior and a senior, winning multiple state individual crowns ... A 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100m and 200m back, she posted a national top 10 time in the 100m back at the 2014 Junior Nationals and had another in the top 10 in the 200m back

CLUB : Missoula Aquatic Club.

PERSONAL: She was born May 15, 1997 ... She formerly competed in gymnastics.


Event Time
100-yard back 52.15
200-yard back 1:54.18
200-yard free 1:49.14
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