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Sarah Peterson
Sarah Peterson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Friendswood, Texas

High School:
Clear Brook

Event:
Breaststroke/Butterfly/IM

Major:
Pre-Vet

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier
2012 All-SEC Second Team
2012 All-SEC Freshman Team

Sophomore Season (2012-13):
Competed in the 200 fly at the 2013 SEC Championshps, placing ninth (1:57.72)and winning the B-final with a personal-best time and seventh-fastest in Auburn history...Also swam in 200 IM, placing 25th (2:01.51) and just missing out on the C-final...Finished in 13th (4:12.99)in 400 IM at SECs, a personal-best and the highest finish for an AU swimmer...Competed in seven total events during season (200 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM)...Third-place finish vs. LSU in 1,000 free (10:32.66)...Took home second-place in 1,650 free (17.15.55)against Alabama to open year, second-fastest Auburn time of year...Clocked 2:16.82 in 200 breast (17th) at Georgia Fall Invite, reaching the C-final, a season-best time...Claimed three individual NCAA 'B' cut times throughout year (200 fly-1:57.72 vs. SEC, 200 IM-2:01.51 vs. SEC, 400 IM-4:12.99 vs. SEC)...Tallied three event wins during regular season, all in 200 fly(2:01.60 vs. LSU, 2:00.20 vs. Notre Dame, 1:59.63 vs. Texas)...Was the highest finishing Auburn swimmer on five separate occasions in the 200 fly, once in the 200 IM (Notre Dame) and once in the 400 IM (SEC Championships).

Freshman Season (2011-12)
Emerged as one of the SEC's top freshmen in the breaststroke, butterfly and IM ... Posted top-10 Auburn times in three individual events during the collegiate season ... Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Finished 38th in 200-meter IM (2:18.32) ... Took 36th in 400 IM (4:51.91) ... Competed in three individual events at 2012 NCAA Championships as a freshman ... Finished 21st in 200 breast (2:11.14); was third-fastest time in Auburn history ... Took 24th in 200 IM (1:58.57); seventh-fastest time at Auburn ... 27th-place finish in 400 IM (4:13.08) ... Scored in all three of her individual events at 2012 SEC Championships ... Earned All-SEC Second Team honors with silver medal in 200 breast (2:13.11) ... Also advanced to championship final in 400 IM, finishing 7th (4:11.23); her time of 4:10.59 in prelims was sixth-fastest in Auburn history ... Finished 11th in 200 IM (1:59.76) ... Also had Auburn's top time in 200 fly with a 2:00.81 against Texas, finishing third ... Won 400 IM at Notre Dame but did not score as team was swimming exhibition at that point ... Took third in 200 IM and 200 fly vs. Georgia ... Named to All-SEC Freshman Team.

Pre-College:
Qualified for 2012 Olympic Trials ... Was a high school All-American.

Personal:
Parents are Richard and Daniele Peterson ... Has two sisters, Laura and Ashley ... Plans to major in pre-vet ... Chose Auburn because she loved the swim program and the town.

Peterson's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
200 freestyle 1:53.01 12/1/12 Georgia FallInvitational
1,000 freestyle 10:32.66 10/20/12 LSU
200 backstroke 2:06.94 12/4/11 Georgia Invitational
100 breaststroke 1:07.17 11/23/13 Auburn Invitational
200 breaststroke 2:11.14 3/17/12 NCAA Championships
200 butterfly 1:57.72 2/22/13 SEC Championships
200 IM 1:58.57 3/15/12 NCAA Championships
400 IM 4:10.59 2/17/12 SEC Championships
Peterson's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
100 breaststroke 1:13.12 2011 Missouri Grand Prix
200 breaststroke 2:37.72 2011 Missouri Grand Prix
200 butterfly 2:16.85 2012 Richard Quick Invite
200 IM 2:18.27 2012 FSU Spring Invite
400 IM 4:50.92 2012 FSU Spring Invite