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Ellie Thornbrue Brinton Athlete Profile

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Ellie Thornbrue Brinton

Positions: Freestyle, Butterfly Height: 6-0 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2015-2018 Hometown: Hillsboro, OR Last School: Century High School

Before BYU:

  • Prepped at Century High School
  • Club: Hillsboro Heat Swim Team under coach James Resare
  • Was named salutatorian of her graduating class
  • State champion in 100 butterfly as a freshman, 500 freestyle as a junior and senior and 200 freestyle all four years
  • Junior and senior national qualifier
  • 2016 US Olympic trial qualifier in the 100 butterfly
  • Participated in National Honor Society

Personal

  • Daughter of Matthew and Penny Thornbrue
  • Has two brothers
  • Majoring in Excercise Science
  • Also recruited by Indiana, Wisconsin and Utah
  • Married to Jarren Brinton who is on the men's swim team


2015-2016 | Freshman Year

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 fly (57.40) and 200 free (1:54.36), and contributed to first-place finishes in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay at the Colorado Mesa Invite
  • Recorded second-place finishes in the 100 free (52.41), 200 free (1:52.19) and 400 IM (4:34.88) against Boise State
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:53.12) against UNLV
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 100 free (52.31) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay against UC Davis
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:53.20), a second-place finish in the 500 free (5:04.22) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay against Oregon State
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:53.39), third-place finishes in the 100 free (53.43) and 500 free (5:05.05) and contributed to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay against Grand Canyon/New Mexico State
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 100 fly (56.40) against Denver/Minnesota
  • Recorded a first-place finish in 200 free (1:53:54), a the third-place finish in the 100 fly (57.63) and contributed to a second-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:33.40) against Utah
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 500 free (4:51.81) at the MPSF Championship meet
  • Named First-Team All-MPSF in 500 free and 100 fly

2016-2017 | Sophomore Year

Achievements:

  • All-Academic MPSF Scholar-Athlete

Personal Best(s):

100 Freestyle

  • 53.18
  • 53.77
  • 54.46

200 Freestyle

  • 1:51.38
  • 1:53.07
  • 1:55.22

500 Freestyle

  • 4:58.41
  • 5:01.56
  • 5:08.23

100 Butterfly 

  • 54.85
  • 55.25
  • 55.45

200 Butterfly 

  • 2:02.84
  • 2:03.61
  • 2:04.67