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  Katie Metka
Katie Metka

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Largo, Fla.

High School:
Palm Harbor

Height:
5-6

Event:
Free, Back


2004-05: Participated in the bonus heat of two events at her first ACC Championships (Feb. 16-19)...Took 19th with a career-best 23.99 during the 50 freestyle. Came back a day later to touch the wall in 52.49 for a 24th-place finish in the 100 freestyle...Also swam a personal-best 1:54.16 during the 200 freestyle...Best 100 freestyle time came at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5) as she took 13th with a time of 52.07...Scored points in her first collegiate meet, including a third-place 52.84 in the 100 freestyle against Clemson (Sept. 25)...Recorded six top five finishes in four different events during the dual meet season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished prep career by helping Seminole High School to a third-place finish at the 3A state championships...Earned a gold medal as a member of the winning 200 freestyle relay, while taking part in the third-place 400 freestyle quartet...A state qualifier her last three years in high school, she won the Pinellas County Athletic Conference title in the 50 and 100 freestyle as a junior on her way to earning team MVP honors...Finished as the runner-up in both events her senior campaign...Holds the school record in the 50 (24.37) and 100 freestyle (52.70), while taking part in the top 200 and 400 freestyle relays in school history...Also notched a personal-best 100 backstroke time of 1:00.10...Sectional participant and Junior National qualifier in the freestyle events...Named to the SHS Honor Roll...Also ran track in high school...High school swim coach was Tom Haight while former FSU coach Cashel Mack was her coach at West Florida Lightning.

PERSONAL: Born April 19, 1986...Majoring in child development...Daughter of Bill and Ruth Metka.

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