Lauren Dillon Event: Distance Freestyle
Class: Junior
Height: 5' 7"
Hometown: Irmo, S.C.
photo SKINNER ON DILLON: "Coming off an excellent summer of training. Lauren will be a factor throughout the season in the distance freestyle and breaststroke events."

2004-05: Finished fifth in the 1,000 free against NC State and Miami ... Was second in the 1,000 free against West Virginia ... Placed 19th at the Nike Cup in the 1,650 free ... Finished 13th at the Georgia Tech Quad Meet in the 1,000 free.

2003-04: Finished 16th at BIG EAST Championships in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:00 ... Placed 16th in the 1,650 freestyle event at the same meet ... Made dean's list.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times at Dutch Fork High ... Was all-state, all-region and all area ... Also was a Scholastic All-American ... Named the City of Columbia's 2003 Female Athlete of the Year ... Placed sixth at the 2000 25K Open Water Championships ... Finished second in the state in both the 200 free and 500 free two years in a row.

PERSONAL: Lauren Michelle Dillon was born December 25, 1984 in Mobile, Alabama ... Daughter of Kirk and Diane Dillon ... Majoring in landscape architecture.