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David Habel
David  Habel


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
St. Xavier



HS Coach:
Jim Brower

Sophomore: Set season-best times in the 400 IM (4:01.55) and 1,650 free (16:12.73) at the Big Ten Championships...claimed first-place honors in the 1,000 free against Ball State, Rutgers, and Oakland...finished first in both the 500 free (4:41.80) against Rutgers.

Freshman: Set new personal best in 1,000 free at Big Ten Championships (9:31.68)... finished 22nd in 500 free at Big Ten's (4:29.38)...finished 18th at Big Ten's in the 1,650 free (15:42.79)...took 17th at Big Ten's in the 400 IM with a time of 3:58.52...took first in the 1,000 free against Oakland (9:46.04)...claimed first against Purdue in the 400 IM (4:04.70)...finished second in his first collegiate meet in the 1,000 free against Indiana (9:31.68).

Prep: A four-year varsity letterwinner...All-American in 200 IM...received All-America honorable mention honors in 500 free...all-state and all-league honoree...fourth in the state in 200 IM during senior year and 16th in the 500 free...member of the undefeated state champion St. Xavier swim team from 1999-2002...member of the 2001 and 2002 national high school champion swim team...swam for the Cincinnati Marlins club team since age eight.

Personal: Born July 10, 1984...son of Michael and Lisa Habel ...a civil engineering major.

Habel's Career Bests
1,650 Free: 15:42.79 - 1,000 Free: 9:31.68 - 500 Free: 4:29.76 - 200 Fly: 1:56.55 - 400 IM: 3:57.92

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