Brian Wakefield

Class Junior Height 6'2"
Hometown Philomath, Ore.
High School Philomath Events Breaststroke,
Individual Medley
Club Team Major Biology


Sophomore season (2008-09) - Placed 12th in 200-yard breaststroke at NWC championships ... Added a 15th-place showing in 200-yard breaststroke.

Freshman season (2007-08) - Finished 14th in 200-yard breaststroke at conference championships ... Placed 16th in both 100-yard breaststroke and 400-yard individual medley at NWC meet.

Prep - Team captain two years at Philomath High School ... Competed in 100-yard breaststroke at Oregon state championships as a senior ... Two-time recipient of his team's Tough as Nails award.

Academics - Whitman Scholar and Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar ... Majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish ... Pre-med ... Plans to take year off after Whitman before starting work on M.D. or Ph.D ... Current thesis research is centering around testing of novel therapeutics for pancreatic cancer.

Personal - Son of Waldo Wakefield and Clare Reimers ... Has two dogs, Evie and Darling ... Plays alto saxophone ... Competes in triathlons in the off-season ... Also enjoys reading, writing, drawing, photography, singing at inappropriate times, baking and cooking.

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