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Marco  Russo
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Marco Russo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Mesa, Calif.

High School:
Steele Canyon H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Event:
Freestyle

Major:
Real Estate and Connstruction


Top Times:

50 Free 21.11 02/18/15
100 Free 45.40 02/18/15
200 Free 1:38.41 02/18/15
500 Free 4:34.24 12/05/14

2016-17:
Participated in 13 meets…Turned in the eighth-best Denver time in the 100 free, clocking in at 45.59 at the Texas Invitational (12/3).

2015-16:
Helped team win 17 of 20 events at the 2016 Summit League Championships…Helped set eight Summit League Championship records…The DU Men’s team claimed their third consecutive Summit League title.

Before Denver:
First-Team All-San Diego Section…USA Swimming Scholastic All-American…CIF champion in the 4x100 Freestyle Relay (2011 and 2012) and the 4x50 Freestyle Relay (2012)…Holds Steele Canyon High School records in the 50 Freestyle, the 200 Freestyle, the 200 Medley Relay, the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay…Coached by Pat Tope at Heartland Swim Association…All-American Automatic in the 200 Freestyle 1:38.65 (CIF Division II record)…All-American Automatic in the 100 Freestyle 45.17 (CIF Division II Section Record)…Grossmont Union High School District Swimmer of the Year…UT All Academic Team Captain- Swimming…Grossmont Union District 2013 - Four-time champion (200 Free (league record), 500 Free, 4x50 Free relay, 4x100 relay)…SD section CIF Sportsmanship Award…Five-time SD CIF Champion (100 Free, 200 Free, 4x50 relay, 4x100 relay)…Steele Canyon High School Swim & Dive Athlete of the Year 2013…Four Steele Canyon High School Individual Records (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free)…Two Steele Canyon High School Relay Records (4 x 50, 4 x 100).

Personal:
Born April 14, 1995 in San Diego, Calif…Son of Mark and Karen…Has one sister, Michelle…Chose Denver for the business school, the swim team and the experience of living in the city of Denver…Also recruited by Cal Poly, UC San Diego, Pacific, and UMass…Hopes to work at his family's landscaping business…Enjoys skiing, traveling and spending time with family…Majoring in Real Estate and Construction Management.

 

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