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Tiffany Petzold

position

Im/freestyle

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Andover, Mass.

High School

Andover HS

Sophomore (2008-09)
Performed four (4) top five Miami season-best times on the year in individual events, as well as helping the 800 freestyle relay team to a top five season time … Took to the waters mostly for the 500 and 1000 freestyle … Also swam the 1650 freestyle, including picking up a career-best time of 17:09.43 at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships … Had a third place showing in the 200 free with a mark of 1:56.14 in a dual race against Central Connecticut State … Collected four (4) top five finishes in the 500 free … Performed a new career-best at the ACC Championships (4:59.52) … Placed sixth in a tri-meet with ACC foe Maryland and Richmond, turning in a time of 5:04.19 … Also sixth in a tri-meet with NC State and Maryland-Baltimore County, touching the wall at 5:11.57 … Posted the fourth-fastest time on the year for UM in the 1000 free against Maryland and Richmond, turning in a performance of 10:27.24 to place third overall … Also collected a fourth place finish against Kansas (10:36.56) … Timed at 10:39.37 at the Georgia Tech Invite, placing fifth for the event … Helped UM to the season’s third-fastest mark in the 800 free relay (7:52.28) at the Ohio State Invitational, registering a split time of 1:55.20 as the anchor leg on that squad.

Freshman (2007-08)
Had three top five performances in the 1000 freestyle, including a third place showing against Vanderbilt (10:57.57) … Had her best time of the year at the ACC Championships where she turned in a time of 10:37.28 … Posted her best time of 2:12.20 in the 200 IM versus Villanova … Had a fourth place time of 2:13.91 against Houston … Swam leadoff in the 400 freestyle relay against Villanova where the team earned third place (3:41.91) … She had a split-time of 54.71 for the `Canes … Established seven top five times in the 500 free, as well as one win … Collected her lone victory against Florida International (5:12.48) … Had a second place time of 5:04.40 in a tri-match with Florida Atlantic and Florida Gulf Coast … Also had a second place time of 5:07.25 versus Houston … Took a third place finish (5:22.91) against Vanderbilt in the 500 free.

High School/Prep
Placed first with a time of 2:09.34 in the 200-yard IM event at the MIAA State Championships while also placing second in the 100-yard free event with a mark of 53.19 …Competed in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard freestyle events as a senior and the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard free as a junior … Named the Boston Globe Massachusetts Division I Swimmer of the Year her senior season … Named team MVP twice and MVP of the Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 her season year … A two-time Boston Herald All-Scholastic performer.

Personal
Daughter of Terri and Kevin Petzold … Full name is Tiffany Lynne Petzold … Majoring in Marine Biology … Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts … Has one sister, Courtney (18) … Her impression of the University of Miami is that she loved it.

Around the Pool with Petzold
Says her favorite is David Ortiz because he always comes up with a big hit in the clutch … Favorite sports team is the Boston Red Sox … Favorite movie is Grind … Grey’s Anatomy is her favorite television show … Favorite book series is Harry Potter … Billy Joel is her favorite musician … Lists her favorite meal as tacos … Favorite sports memory is winning our eighth consecutive MIAA State Championship during her senior year … Her blanket is her prized possession.