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Melanie Klaren
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Aliso Niguel HS
Experience: 2 Letters

NATIONAL SUCCESS

  • Competed in both backstroke events at the 2013 U.S. National Championships, taking 10th in the 100-meter back in 1:01.45 and ninth in the 200 back in 2:11.94

CALIFORNIA SUCCESS

  • Serves as a team co-captain in 2013-14
  • Entered the 2013-14 ranked among Cal’s all-time top 10 in two events – fourth in the 200-yard back (1:52.98) and eighth in the 100 back (52.12)
  • Scored in two individual events at the 2013 NCAA Championships, finishing 11th in the 200 back (1:52.98) and 13th in the 11 back (52.12). Also took 22nd in the 500 free (4:42.99)
  • At the 2013 Pac-12 meet, finished fourth in the 200 back (1:54.07), fifth in the 100 back (52.17) and ninth in the 500 free (4:42.42)
  • Swam a leg on Cal’s second-place 800 free relay (6:58.95) at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, as well
  • Reached the consolation final in both the 100 back (12th, 52.77) and 200 back (1:53.99) at the 2012 NCAA meet, in addition to taking 24th in the 500 free (4:43.40)
  • Competed in three individual events at the 2012 Pac-12 meet with a best showing of fifth in the 200 back (1:55.99). In addition, was 10th in the 100 back (52.74) and 14th in the 500 free (4:47.35)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • The CIF champion in the 200 free in 2008, 2010 and 2011
  • Named the Orange County Register Female Swimmer of the Year 2010-11
  • Set school records in the 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 100 back

NATIONAL TEAM

  • Member of the 2008-09 U.S. National Junior Team
  • Swam at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships for her Mission Viejo Nadadores club

PERSONAL

  • History major
  • Parents are Monty Brown and Patrick Klaren; father swam at the University of Nebraska
  • Born on Dec. 5, 1992 
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