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Mackenna Briggs
Mackenna  Briggs

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Issaquah, WA

High School:
Liberty HS

Height:
5-9

Event:
Fly/Free/IM

Birthdate:
05/24/1997


10/14/2017

Doherty Highlights Meet Against UCLA

Freshman wins 50 free and 100 free

10/12/2017

Battling the Bruins

Toreros play host to UCLA on Friday at 2 p.m.

09/29/2017

Toreros Fall to Trojans

Taylor and Briggs provide individual highlights against USC

09/28/2017

Toreros Take On Trojans

San Diego plays host to USC for the first time in program history

09/21/2017

Final Tune-Up

Toreros will compete in an intrasquad meet Friday

02/09/2017

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State 1-13-17

02/22/2016

2016 MPSF Championships

2016 MPSF Championships

01/29/2016

2016 Beach Cup

USD Swim & Dive team at the 2016 Beach Cup

USD RECORDS
- 200 Free - 2017 (1:48.13)
- 500 Free - 2017 (4:51.08)
- 400 Medley Relay - 2016 (3:43.56, with Reierson, Jurries, & J. Taylor)
- 800 Freestyle Relay - 2017 (7:18.58, with Deiparine, 
D. Taylor, & Hubel)

USD HIGHLIGHTS

- 1st Team All-MPSF - 200 Freestyle (2016 & 2017)
- 1st Team All-MPSF - 500 Freestyle (2017)
- 2nd Team All-MPSF - 200 Butterfly (2016 & 2017)
- 2nd Team All-MPSF - 800 Freestyle Relay - (2017 with 7:18.58, with Deiparine, D. Taylor, & Hubel)
- 2nd Team All-MPSF - 400 Freestyle Relay (2016 with Jurries, D. Taylor, & J. Taylor)
-MPSF Scholar-Athlete (2017)

SOPHOMORE (2016-17)
 

  • Set three school records in the 2016-17 season: 200 free (1:48.13), 500 free (4:51.08) and the 800 free relay (7:18.58, with Deiparine, D. Taylor, & Hubel)
  • A 1st Team All-MPSF selection in the 200 free and 500 free
  • A 2nd Team All-MPSF selection in the 200 fly and 800 free relay
  • Had career best times in six events: 50 free (23.66), 100 free (51.56), 200 free (1:48.13), 500 free (4:51.08), 100 fly (55.30) and 400 IM (4:34.14)
  • Had a top-two time amongst Toreros in seven events
  • Named MPSF Scholar-Athlete


FRESHMAN (2015-16)
 

  • Was part of two record breaking relay teams and earned All-League honors in three events her freshman year
  • Part of 400 medley relay team that set new school record with time of 3:43.56
  • Part of 800 freestyle relay team that set program record of 7:21.92
  • Named First Team All-MPSF in the 200 freestyle (1:49.16)
  • Named Second Team All-MPSF in the 200 butterfly (2:01.99) and 400 free relay (3:23.52)
  • Had team's fastest time in the 200 free (1:49.16), 500 free (4:56.50), and 200 fly (2:01.99)
  • Was second fastest on the team in the 1000 free (10:34.25)


HIGH SCHOOL
 

  • Attended Liberty High School where she earned four varsity letters
  • Won state in the 100 Fly (54.93) and 50 Free (23.75) her senior year and was named Swimmer of the Meet
  • Helped her team win the 2A state championship her senior year
  • Won state in the 100 Fly (55.04) in her junior year
  • Won state in the 100 back her freshman year.

PERSONAL 

  • Born May 24, 1997 in Issaquah, Washington to Melanie and Mike Briggs
  • Chose USD to swim in the sun, the beautiful campus, and small class sizes
  • Was also recruited by Nevada, UC Davis, and UCLA.

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why? Probably breaking a 55 in the 100 fly. It was a swim off between me - an 18 year old - and another girl - a 14 year old - for top eight at a high-level meet. I had been trying and failing for awhile to break it and because a girl four years younger than me had done it, the competition was real for me and my team knew it. They cheered for me behind the block and when I broke the 55 (and beat the girl) they were just as excited for me as I was.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student: Swimming and school are both top priorities in my life. I want to do my best in both, which means I'm ready to put the time into perfecting my strokes and building my education. But beyond just getting the hours in, I want to enjoy what I do when I do it, so I try to maintain a positive attitude in both my swimming and college carreer.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years? A piece of personal advice that I continue to value more and more as the years go by is to view failures in a positive light. Failure is what you learn from, what shapes you and helps you grow as a person; it teaches you humility and gives you ambition and so many other priceless principles. So, instead of being discouraged by a failure or hurting yourself trying to avoid it, embrace the failures in your life and learn from them.    

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?  Enjoying the adventures life has to offer.    

QUICK HITS
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite food: Cheeseburger
Favorite place to spend time: My backyard
Favorite Song: Depends on my mood
Major: Math

CAREER TOP TIMES

Event Time Meet
50 Free 23.66 2017 MPSF Championships
100 Free 51.56 Husky Invite (12/4/16)
200 Free 1:48.13 2017 MPSF Championships
500 Free 4:51.08 2017 MPSF Championships
1000 Free 10:34.25 USD-UCSD Dual (1/30/16)
100 Fly 55.30 Husky Invite (12/2/16)
200 Fly 2:01.99 2016 MPSF Championships
200 IM 2:08.70 Purdue Invite (11/20/15)
400 IM 4:34.14 USD-North Texas Dual (1/8/16)
VIDEO
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics

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