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Matea Peteh

  • position Freestyle
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Rovinj, Croatia
  • High school Hrvatska Gimnazija
  • position Freestyle
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Rovinj, Croatia
  • High school Hrvatska Gimnazija

Matea Peteh Bio

2012-13 – Swam in four meets during the regular season and at the SEC Championships after missing the fall schedule with an injury…Competed in the 50 freestyle (51st, 24.04), 100 freestyle (55th, 52.54) and the 100 backstroke (37th, 55.93) at the SEC Championships…Had the team[apos]s fastest times in the 100 freestyle (49.77) and 100 backstroke (55.93)…Time of 49.77 in the 100 backstroke against Alabama and Georgia is the fourth fastest in school history…Won two individual races on the season…Was a part of two relay wins during the regular season…Helped the Gamecocks swim the fourth fastest time in school history in the 200 medley relay (1:41.95) and the sixth fastest time in the 400 medley relay (3:43.93) at the SEC Championships…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 – Swam in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships…One of Carolina[apos]s top backstrokers…Had the team[apos]s top time in both the 100 backstroke (55.42, PR) and 200 backstroke (2:00.34)…Won five races on the season with three coming in the 100 backstroke and two in the 200 backstroke…Posted team[apos]s second fastest time in the 200 freestyle with a personal record of 1:51.43 at the Nike Cup Invitational…Recorded team[apos]s fourth best time in the 100 freestyle (52.14) and 500 freestyle (4:59.81)… Member of Carolina[apos]s 200 medley relay team that set the school record at the SEC Championships with a NCAA B cut time of 1:41.38…Also part of Gamecocks[apos] fastest 800 freestyle relay team and 400 medley relay team that recorded NCAA B cut times…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 – Competed in every meet for the Gamecocks…Had team[apos]s second-best time in the 100 freestyle with a 52.09 at SEC Championships; set PRs in that event and 200 free (1:52.68)…Fifth-best in the 500 free (5:01.15), also at the SEC meet…Fourth-best 100 backstroke time (57.83), set in a time trial at SECs…Helped 400 freestyle relay team to a win at Duke.

2009-10 – Enrolled at South Carolina in January and joined the Gamecocks mid-season… Competed in three dual meets and SEC Championships in mid-distance freestyle events… Had team[apos]s fourth-best time in 200 free (1:53.08) and 100 back (58.73)…Top time in 500 free was 5:08.52; top 200 free time was 1:53.08…Both came at SEC Championships.

PRE-COLLEGE – Club team was Primorje Croatia Osiguarnje Rijeka… Participated in the Junior European Championship in Budapest, Hungary, in 2005… Qualified for European Short Course Championship in 2008… Holds many Croatian national records in relays… Earned multiple medals in Croatian Nationals in several events.

PERSONAL – Born May 5, 1990… Parents are Mate and Marica Peteh… Has two step-brothers, Alen and Sandi, and a sister, Tea… Plans to major in exercise science/health fitness… Chose South Carolina because it was the best option for swimming and because of its physical therapy program… Also considered offers from Pacific and Louisville.

Peteh[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 24.04 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 freestyle 49.77 2/2/13 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
200 freestyle 1:51.43 11/18/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
500 freestyle 4:59.81 11/17/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
100 backstroke 55.42# 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 backstroke 2:00.34 11/19/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
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