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Elyse Peterson
Elyse Peterson


San Luis Obispo, Calif.

High School:
San Luis Obispo '05

Breaststroke, Freestyle



Senior (2008-09): Qualified for the 2009 NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 breaststroke...placed 31st overall in the 100 breast (1:01.31) and 43rd in the 200 breast (2:13.81)...set the WSU record and earned NCAA "B" consideration times individually in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.92) and 200 breaststroke (2:13.36) as well as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:40.22) and 400 medley relay (3:38.08) all at the Pac-10 Championships...200 breaststroke record had not been broken since 1999 and was previously held by three-time NCAA All-American Erin Eldridge...scored at the Pac-10 Championships with a sixth-place overall finish in the100 breast, 11th-place overall finish in the 200 breast, seventh-place finish in the 400 medley relay and fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay...placed sixth overall in the 100 breast at the Texas Invitational (1:01.81)...member of the first-place 400 medley relay team at the USA Swimming Southern California Grand Prix and placed sixth overall in the 100 breast...named Pacific-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Junior (2007-08): Had a NCAA "B" Consideration time in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.16) with a 10th place overall finish at the Pac-10 Championships ... placed second in the B Final of the 200 breaststroke at the Long Beach Grand Prix with a NCAA "B" Consideration time of 2:17.22...member of the 200 and 400 medley relays and 200 free relay that earned NCAA "B" Consideration times...also scored in the 200 breaststroke at the Pac-10 Championships, placing 15th overall...set the WSU school record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:02.16 to break the previous record that had stood for nine years...member of the 400 medley relay team that set the WSU school record with a time of 3:43.19...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Sophomore (2006-07): Placed fifth in the "C" final of the 100m breaststroke (1:13.72) at the U.S. Spring National Championships...also placed second as member of 400 medley relay squad...set a WSU record and scored with WSU's "A" 400 medley relay team at the Pac-10 Championships...also scored as part of the "A" 200 freestyle relay team and swam on the "B" 200 medley relay team...scored individually in the 200 breaststroke by placing 14th overall with an NCAA "B" Consideration time and career best time of 2:17.00...earned a second NCAA "B" Consideration time in the 100 breaststroke at the Pac-10 Championships...placed 14th overall in the event with a career best time of 1:03.37...finished 18th overall in the 200 breaststroke at the Texas Invitational with an NCAA "B" Consideration time of 2:17.59...also recorded an NCAA "B" Consideration time of 1:03.40 in the 100 breaststroke to place 11th in the event at the Texas Invitational...second overall in 100 breaststroke (1:03.37) and fourth in 200 breaststroke (2:17.00) in top 10...also in record books as part of 400 medley relay squad with WSU's top time (3:45.36)...named a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

Freshman (2005-06): Placed 21st and scored individually in the 100 breaststroke at the Pac-10 Championships...also scored as part of the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay squads at the Pac-10 Championship meet...placed third in the 50 freestyle and set a new lifetime best at the Minnesota Invite with a time of 23.70...helped lead 400 medley relay squad to a second place finish at the Florida International Invitational...part of the 300 breaststroke, 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay teams that took first place at the Golden Panther Invitational...set a new career best time in the 100 freestyle in a dual meet versus Washington...sits on the WSU all-time top 10 list in three categories (50 freestyle, fifth; 100 breaststroke, sixth; 200 breaststroke, sixth).

Swam for Kelly Swanson at San Luis Obispo High...earned four letters in swimming...also played water a Freshman, earned water polo coaches award...named Pac 5 All-League first team and was a CIF relay finalist in swimming...league champion in the breaststroke as a Sophomore...named MVP of undefeated league champion team...earned All-League first team honors...broke school record and named All-American in the 100 breaststroke as a Junior...named Tigers team MVP...placed 10th at Junior a Senior, qualified for Senior Nationals in the 100 breaststroke...named All-American in 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and 200 medley relay...named team MVP for third straight seasons...set SLOHS school records in five events...finished career ranked second in Southern California in 100 breaststroke and third in 200 breaststroke...swam with San Luis Obispo Swim Club for 10 years under coach Mike Scarcelli.

Born in San Luis Obispo, Calif....age 21...parents Joel and Debbie...younger brother Kyle...enjoys biking and hiking...earned academic honor roll recognition each semester attended at SLOHS...member of California Scholastic Federation...basic medical science major.


EVENT	         TIME	MEET	                           DATE
 50 Freestyle	23.70	Minnesota Invitational	         11/18/05
100 Freestyle	53.04	Southern California Grand Prix	01/16/09
100 Breaststroke	1:00.92	Pac-10 Championships	         02/27/09
200 Breaststroke	2:13.36	Pac-10 Championships	         02/28/09
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