Jacqueline Masehi-Lano
Jacqueline Masehi-Lano
Year: JR
Hometown: San Marino, CA
High School: Maranatha
Event: Sprint/Fly

As a Sophomore (2012-2013):

Reset four Caltech Swimming Records (100, 200 Fly; 50 Free; 200 Back)… Improved 200 Fly time by six seconds… Finalist at SCIAC Championships for 50 Free; 100 & 200 Fly… Received Martha Wayne (MVP) Award and “Tough as Nails” Award from Caltech Swimming & Diving… Elected swim captain for 2013-2014 season… Achieved recognition of SCIAC Scholar-Athlete

As a First-Year (2011-2012):

Set 10 Caltech Swimming records (100, 200 Fly; 50,100, 1000 Free; 100, 200 Back; 200 IM; 400 and 800 Free Relay)…Finalist at SCIAC Championships for 100 and 200 Fly… Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week… Named Caltech Swimming and Diving’s Outstanding Freshman…Named Caltech’s Most Outstanding Freshman

High School:

Member of Swimming team at Marantha HS… Swimming team was CIF Division IV Champions… Placed second in 100 Fly at CIF Division IV, and third in 50 Free at CIF Division IV Championships… Salutatorian Class of 2011…Female Scholar-Athlete Class of 2011… National AP Scholar


Earning a major in Chemical Engineering… Came to Caltech to study at the highest academic level, and to pursue personal and objective excellence as a scholar-athlete… Did SURF research in the Greer group this summer on analyzing the mechanical properties (deformation mechanisms) of copper-iron interface-containing nano-pillars with the aim towards designing radiation-tolerant, structural materials for nuclear applications… Was in the Solar Materials Discovery Program under Professor Harry Gray in high school, researching bismuth and tungsten as possible metal-oxides catalysts for the splitting of water by sunlight… She is the daughter of Johannes and Juliana… Lists her older brother, Jonathan, who was a member of the UCSD swim team and swam against Olympians Michael Phelps and Brendan Hansen at Nationals, as her biggest athletic influence