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  Emily Smidlein

Emily Smidlein

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The Woodlands, Tex.

High School:
The Woodlands




2006-07: Placed fifth in the 500 yard free (5:17.99) in the meet versus Towson... Member of the 400 free team that placed first (3:47.67) at Towson... Member of the 400 free relay team that placed eighth (3:49.95) in the quad-meet with Delaware, William & Mary, and Northeastern...Swam to a third place finish in the 1650 free (17:35.53) and 12th place finish in the 500 free (5:14.94) at the Bucknell Invite... Also a member of the 400 free relay team that swam to a seventh place finish (3:43.21) at the Bucknell Invite... Took second in the 1000 free (10:55.24) and 500 free (5:22.96) against George Washington... Member of the 200 medley relay that came in fifth (1:59.56) in the meet with James Madison... Teamed up for a fourth place finish in the 400 free relay (3:53.17) against the Dukes...Placed third in the 500 free (5:18.41) and fifth in the 100 breast (1:13.92) in the meet with James Madison... Took seventh place with the 200 medley relay (1:58.43) team in the tri-meet with George Mason and Army... Placed 10th in the 100 breast (1:15.61) and 12th in the 200 free (2:02.51) in the tri-meet with George Mason and Army... Also swam to a sixth place finish with the 400 free (3:51.69) squad...

2005-06: Inserted as the distance swimmer of the future for Coach Withus with Lauren Timby approaching her senior year...Followed Timby closely in nearly all the distance events during the season...Swept the distance events against JMU and the College of Charleston with a win in the 1000 free (10:35.24) and the 500 free (5:12.37)...Also swam well in the 200 freestyle with a 2nd place effort against Drexel finishing in 2:00.69...Also placed 4th in the 200 free at the Radford/VMI tri-meet finishing in 2:02.57...Took 5th place at the CAA Quad Meet in the 400 freestyle (5:15.08)...Grabbed a season best 5th in the 1650 freestyle (17:54.22) at the Bucknell Invitational... Prep: Swam for four years at The Woodlands under Kent Kirchner, and also was a four year participant on the Water Polo team.

Personal: Born July 15, 1987...Daughter of Alan and Kim Smidlein...Has a sister, Alyssa (21), and brother, Scott (17)...Most impressive person ever met is Michael Phelps...Favorite book read is "Count of Monte Crisco"...Enjoys computer art as one of her hobbies...Major is Graphic Design.

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