Carlene Takaki
Carlene Takaki

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Presentation

Event:
Butterfly

Birthdate:
02/15/1985



2005-06: Fall and spring semester Coach's Honor Roll recipient ... Academic All-Big Ten ... honored with team's Purdue Pride in Swimming Award at postseason banquet ... NCAA qualifier for a second consecutive year in the 100 and 200 butterfly ... Big Ten Champion in the 200 fly, recording a varsity record of 1:58.26 ... previous varsity record of 1:58.75 was set by former Big Ten 200 fly champion Kim Fritsch in 1994 ... also at Big Ten's, erased Fritsch's varsity record in the 100 fly with a runner-up time of 54.29 ... Fritsch's old program mark was listed at 55.09 ... 2008 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100- and 200-meter fly, posting winning times of 1:02.06 and 2:16.40 at the Indiana Senior State Championships ... competed at the 2006 U.S. National Championships in the 100- (1:02.36) and 200-meter fly (2:18.52) ... winner of 12 butterfly races during regular season, including event sweeps against UCLA, Indiana, Northwestern and Michigan State.

2004-05: CSCAA Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NCAA qualifier ... was originally listed as the NCAA Championships second alternate, but advanced up the roster just prior to start of competition ... competed in the prelims of the 200 fly and placed 38th in 2:02.47 ... placed fourth in the finals of the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships, finishing the race with an NCAA provisional time of 2:01.17 ... had finished eighth in the 200 fly prelims with a time of 2:02.64 ... placed third with the 400 medley relay team that posted a season-best time of 3:43.70 ... just missed qualifying for the consolation finals of the 100 fly, scoring a 17th-place time of 55.97 ... recorded the best times of her career at the North Carolina Nike Cup ... was fourth in the finals of the 100 fly at 55.46 and was the runner-up in the finals of the 200 fly, recording a mark of 2:00.51 ... both fly marks at Nike Cup rank as the third fastest in school history ... also won with the 400 medley relay team that posted a time of 3:46.30 ... winner of three 100 fly titles during the regular season, beating competitors at the Northwestern dual, Florida International Invitational and at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... won the 200 fly title at the season-opening Arizona State/Notre Dame triangular in 2:02.64 ... also won the 200 fly during the prelims and finals rounds of the Boiler-Make-It Invitational ... winner with the 200 medley relay team at Indiana Intercollegiates.

2003-04: Recipient of the team's most improved award ... scored at the Big Ten Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 200 butterfly ... finals time of 2:01.82 established a new Purdue freshman record and was the team's fastest mark of the season ... also competed at the Big Tens in the 100 fly (56.83) and 100 backstroke (59.21) ... all times at the Big Ten's were season bests ... swept the butterfly competitions at the Michigan State dual, winning the 100 fly in 58.25 and the 200 fly in 2:07.07 ... was the runner-up in both butterfly events against Arkansas (57.87; 2:07.76) ... did not place lower than fifth in the 100 fly during the regular season ... top showings in the 100 fly included a fifth-place score at the Big Ten Quadrangular (58.10) ... competing in the 200 fly, earned third-place medals against Iowa (2:090.06) and at the Big Ten Quad (2:06.50) ... competed only once in the 100, 200 back and 200 IM events.

High School: Graduated from Presentation High School in 2003 ... four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming ... member of two All-American medley relay teams as a sophomore and senior ... swam backstroke legs for both teams ... All-American in the 100 fly as a senior ... helped lead team to a state title in 2002 ... coach was former Boilermaker Marissa Watts-Cozort.

Personal: Given name is Carlene Akemi Takaki ... born Feb. 15, 1985 ... daughter of Darwin and Joyce Takaki ... has one sister, Maddie ... fine arts major with a concentration in metal working/jewelry and a minor in art history.