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Hagar Elgendy

position

Butterfly/sprint Freestyle

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Alexandria, Egypt

High School

Monterey (Calif.) HS

Freshman (2008-09)
Collected three (3) top five finishes on the year in the 50 freestyle … Turned in a season-best mark of 24.19 in the 50 free at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships … Collected a third place time of 25.14 in a dual meet with Florida Atlantic … Posted a fourth place showing in a tri-meet with ACC opponent Duke and Campbell, touching at 25.26 … Registered second place against FIU, picking up a time of 25.38 in the meet … Had three (3) top five finishes in the 100 free, including a fourth place showing against Florida Atlantic (54.36) … Recorded her best time of the season at the ACC Championships with a mark of 52.62 … Turned in a second place time of 54.64 at FIU … Took part in three (3) 200 free events, earning a fourth place time against Central Connecticut State (1:57.69) … Posted a season-best mark of 1:54.37 at the ACC Championships … Participated in the 200 free relay for the `Canes on several occasions, helping her team to a time of 1:39.60 serving second-leg (24.28) for that race … Team earned a win against FIU with a time of 1:40.59 as she swam leadoff with a mark of 25.48 … Swam second for the 400 free relay squad at the Ohio State Invitational, posting a time of 3:31.91, collecting a split of 53.20 … Served second-leg in a win over FAU (3:32.64) with a split of 53.62 … Swam third-leg for the 800 free relay team that earned a time of 7:52.28 at the Ohio State Invite, collecting a split of 1:57.44.

High School/Prep
Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle … Head coach was Dezi Pettas … Helped her team to a CCS Championship in her senior year … Finished as a finalist in the 50 free of the state championships as a senior with a time of 24.8 seconds … Named a Scholastic All-American … MVP of MHS athletics as a senior … Holds four school records including the 100 free, 100 butterfly and the 200 IM … Had the top time in Egypt in the 50 free for her age group … 14-time All-League (CSS) champion … Earned a CCS title as a junior in the 200 IM (2:12) and 100 fly (1:01) … Also finished as a runner-up in the 100 backstroke (1:01.9).

Personal
Born in Alexandria, Egypt … Moved to Seaside, California prior to high school … Born to parents Hanan Khaled and Tarek Elgendy … Both of her parents work at the Defense Language Institute as Arabic Professors … Majoring in Athletic Training/Pre-Med … Served as a drum line leader at MHS.

Around the Pool with Elgendy
Wants to be an Orthopedic Surgeon … Away from the pool, she enjoys music, the beach and watching movies … Chose Miami because it felt like a family, and was located in a beautiful city … A superstition before matches? change to races is she has to listen to her iPod … Favorite actor is Tyrese Gibson … Favorite movies are Love & Basketball and Coach Carter … Favorite meal? Change to food is ice cream … Favorite sports team is the Miami Heat.