Mark Hallman
Mark Hallman
Height: 6-2
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Oak Park, IL
High School: Oak Park River Forest
Position: Free/Breast
Major: Computer Science
College: Pomona

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completing his senior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Water Swimming and Diving team, where he competes in the freestyle…Also a member of the Sagehens Water Polo team in the fall...Part of seven school records at the SCIAC Championships (three individual and four relay)...Holds freestyle records in the 100 (45.36), 200 (1:38.81) and 500 (4:29.33)...Part of relay records in the 200 free (1:22.60), 400 free (3:04.38), 800 free (6:50.69), and 400 medley (3:21.74). In 2017 he helped set the Haldeman Pool record in 200 Freestyle Relay at 1:23.57, 400 Freestyle Relay at 3:03.63, and 400 Medley Relay at 3:20.04.

2016-17: Earned First Team All-SCIAC in three events...Took 1st overall in 200 Yard Freestyle at SCIAC Championship at 1:39.69...3rd in 500 Free at 4:32.10...4th in 100 Free at 45.86...Qualified for NCAA in 200 and 500 Free.

2015-16: SCIAC All-Academic team.

2014-15: All-American (200 free)...SCIAC Newcomer of the Year...All-SCIAC in seven events...SCIAC Champion in 100 and 200 free...CSCAA Scholar All-American...Qualified for nationals in the 200 free (ranking sixth)...Had a tremendous effort at the SCIAC Championships, earning two first-place finishes and a second-place finish as an individual and four second-place finishes in relays, setting school records in all seven events...Earned the SCIAC title in the 200 free with a 1:38.81, setting a new school and meet record (breaking the old school record by nine seconds)...Also set a school record by winning a SCIAC title in the 100 with a 45.36...Finished second in the 500 with a 4:30.71, after breaking the meet record in the morning with a 4:32.82 during prelims, trimming nine seconds off the school record...Helped break an 800 free relay record that had stood since 1988 with a 6:50.69...Also a part of school records in the 200 free relay (1:22.60), 400 free relay (3:04.38) and 400 medley relay (3:21.74)...

High School:Attended Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, where he was a member of the swimming and water polo teams…Named team MVP in both sports…Finished in fourth place in the 100 free at the 2014 IHSA Championships, as well as sixth place in the 50…Cum laude society and National Merit Scholar finalist…Also a member of the Oak Park Swimmers.

Personal: Attends Pomona College, where he majors in computer science…Lists "Mechanics" as the most interesting course he has taken at Pomona so far...Anthony Ervin and Rob Gronkowski are his favorite athletes…Lists One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest as his favorite movie. I can cook minute rice in 56 seconds. Also I have an impressively large stuffed animal collection