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    Octavio Alesi     
     
      Octavio Alesi
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Barinas, Venezuela

High School:
Colegio Arzobispo Mendez

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Event:
Free/Fly

SENIOR (2007-08)
Will compete for Venezuela in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 100 butterfly ... At the NCAA Championships, won All-America awards for his efforts on the fifth-place 200 freestyle relay, the sixth-place 400 freestyle and medley relays ... Also earned Honorable Mention All-America for the 10th-place medley relay ... Was named second team All-SEC as a member on the 200 medley relay at the SEC Championships ... also at SECs, finished fifth in the 100 butterfly, 10th in the 50 freestyle and 16th in the 100 freestyle.

JUNIOR (2006-07)
At the 2007 Pan American Games, swam a 52.54 100 meter butterfly which qualified him for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his time ranked 19th in the world ... also placed fourth in the 100 meter butterlfy and eighth in the 50 meter freestyle (22.88) ... Only the second Volunteer (behind David Edgar) to complete entire dual-meet regular season without losing a single event ... earned All-America honors for his efforts on the third-place 200 medley relay, fourthplace 400 medley relay and sixth-place 400 freestyle relay and Honorable Mention All-America honors for his efforts on the 15th-place 200 free relay ... also placed 14th in the 100 butterfly at 47.19 and 15th in the 100 freestyle at 43.50 ... at the SEC Championships, contributed to the fifth-place 800 freestyle relay (6:31.58), fifth-place 200 freestyle relay (1:20.10), third-place 400 medley relay (3:13.15) and third-place 400 freestyle relay (2:56.18) efforts ... individually at SECs, earned 12th-place 50 freestyle (20.23), second-place 100 butterfly (47.35), fifth-place 100 freestyle (44.10) finishes.

SOPHOMORE (2005-06)
Finished 13th in the 100 butterfly in 47.43 to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors at the 2006 NCAA championships ... Also earned honorable mention honors for his efforts on the 11thplace 200 free relay, 12th-place 400 free relay and 12th-place 400 medley relay ... At the SEC championships, finished third in the 100 fly in 47.27 and 11th in the 100 free in 44.35 ... Also at SECs, led the second-place 200 free relay and third-place 400 free relay while anchoring the second-place 400 medley relay ... Earned SEC Swimmer of the Week honors for the week ending Feb. 6 for efforts against NC State ... Against NC State, won the 50 free in 20.41 and swam anchor on first-place 200 free relay ... In doubledual action against Virginia and Princeton, finished first in the 50 free in 20.39 and second in the 100 free in 45.73 while swimming anchor on the first-place 400 medley relay squad.

FRESHMAN (2004-05)
At the 2005 ConocoPhillips National Championships, finished seventh in the 100 butterfly in 53.58, finished 11th in the 50 freestyle in 23.23 and 12th in the 100 free in 50.75 while being awarded the 18-and-under medal for his efforts in his age group ... Also at the ConocoPhillips Nationals, member of second-place 800 free relay, fourth-place 400 free relay and fifth-place 400 medley relay ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors for his contributions on the 14th-place 400-yard medley relay and 15th-place 400 free relay at the NCAA championships ... Also finished 21st in the 100 fly at the NCAAs in 47.62 ... Finished fifth in the 100 fly in 47.38 and 15th in the 100 free in 44.63 at the SEC championships ... Earned first career win against Georgia in the 50 free in 21.03 ... Finished second in the 50 free in 20.89 against North Carolina State ... At Florida, finished third in the 50 free in 20.99.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned a silver medal while competing on Venezuela's 400 free relay team at the 2003 PanAmerican Games ... Top times were 54.92 in the 100 fly and 24.59 in the 50 fly ... Coached at Colegio Arzobispo Mendez by Artemio Victoria.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 10, 1986, in Barinas, Venezuela ... Parents are Domingo and Laida Alesi ... Major: Economics.

Alesi's Best
50 Free:19.66
100 Free: 43.01
100 Fly: 46.57
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