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Hillary Petersen
Hillary  Petersen


Gainesville, Fla.

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Swimming and Diving Video Q&A with Hillary Petersen

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Virginia Career Bests
500 Free: 4:46.20
1000 Free: 10:04.45
1650 Free: 16:40.14
200 IM: 2:04.07
400 IM: 4:14.63

• Won the 500 free and 400 IM at the Cavalier Invite
• Placed eighth in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invite
• Set a season-best mark in the 400 IM (4:16.41) at the OSU Invite
• Swam a season-best time in the 500 free (4:50.81) at the Cavalier Invite

• Missed almost all of first half of season due to injury, making season debut at Georgia Fall Invitational
• Placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley, eighth in the 500-yard freestyle and 12th in the 1,650 free at ACCs
• Placed 14th in the 1,650 free at the Georgia Fall Invite
• Posted a career-best time in the 1,650 free (16:40.14) at ACCs
• Swam season-best times in the 500 free (4:46.20) at ACCs and the 400 IM (4:16.09) at the Cavalier Invite

• Made her debut at the ACC Championships and finaled in the 400 individual medley
• Placed sixth in the 400 individual medley in 4:15.72; her prelim time of 4:14.63 was the second-fastest on the team
• Finished 12th in the 500 freestyle (4:49.50) at the ACC Championships
• Recorded a season-best mark during the prelims with a 500 freestyle time of 4:49.28
• Also tallied a 13th-place performance in the 1650 freestyle with a personal best time of 16:44.14
• Clocked times of 2:04.07 in the 200 individual medley and 1:50.18 in the 200 freestyle vs. NC State (Feb. 4)
• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 400 individual medley

• Won the 500 freestyle (4:48.44) and the 400 individual medley (4:19.57) at the Terrapin Invitational
• Clocked a time of 10:06.26 in the 1000 freestyle vs. North Carolina (Jan. 22)
• Swam the 200 breaststroke in 2:26.29 at home vs. Duke (Jan. 23)
• Season-best times in the 200 backstroke (2:02.97) and 1650 freestyle (16:52.05) came at the Georgia Invitational (Dec. 3-5)

High School
• 11-time All-American
• 2010 Florida State Champion
• USA Swimming National Qualifier
• Named to North Central Florida all-region team
• Three-time Gainesville Sun all-city team
• Selected as the team MVP and earned hardest worker award
• Also named team's rookie of the year
• Member of Florida All-Star Team
• Florida Swimming Zone Team Qualifier
• Served as team captain
• Two-time Academic All-American
• Member of National German Honor Society

• Daughter of Bryon and Cindy Petersen
• Has an older brother, Brandon, and an older sister, Janelle
• Worked as a swim coach
• Member of the Florida all-state chorus


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