Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Brianna Loecher
Brianna Loecher


Wheat Ridge, Colorado

High School:
Wheat Ridge HS





Personal Bests
200 free - 1:48.00
500 free - 4:51.00
1650 free - 16:41.35

2002-03: Was 21st at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships in the 1650 free (17:14.62)... Had nine top-five finishes in the various distance free events during dual meet competition... Was third in both the 500 free (5:02.55) and the 1000 free (10:26.75) against Arizona State... Finished fourth in the 500 free (5:03.28) and the 1000 free (10:23.58) against Stanford... Won the 1650 free (17:49.98) and the 200 fly (2:11.78) against Northern Arizona... Third in the 200 fly (2:10.13) and eight in the 200 free (1:53.98) at the Texas Invitational...

2001-02: Finished 12th in the 1650 free at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships with a time of 16:55.19... Was also 15th in the 500 free (4:53.45) and 18th in the 200 free at Pac-10s... Was fourth in the 1000 free against USC with a time of 10:14.11, the team's third-best time in that event for the season...

National & International Competition - 2001: Placed first in the 1650 free at Junior Nationals with a time of 16:41.35... 2000: At the Olympic Trials, swam in three events... Placed 23rd in the 500 free (4:18.97) and 55th in the 200 free (2:06.24)... 1997: Was first in the 500 free (4:20.50) at Junior Nationals...

Prep: Lettered in swimming, cross country and track and field at Wheat Ridge (Colo.) High School... Swam for coach Dean Miller... Was team captain as a senior... Four-time state champion in the 200 free and 1650 free... Also state champion in the 500 free in 1999, 2000 and 2001... Set state 4A records in the 200 free (1:50.32) and the 500 free (4:58.71)... Also set state 5A record in the 500 free (4:58.23)... Colorado Swimming Inc. Swimmer of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2001... Colorado 4A Swimmer of the Year in 2000 and 5A Swimmer of the Year in 2001... Denver Post/Denver Athletic Club of Colorado Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2001... Inducted into the Colorado Hall of Fame in 2000...

Personal: Born Brianna Nicole Loecher on April 15, 1983, in Wheat Ridge, Colo.... Daughter of Roger and Eileen Loecher... Has one older brother, Nikolas, who attends the University of Kansas... Is majoring in retailing and consumer science.