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2008 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Elizabeth Goldson

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CLASS
JR
Hometown
Glen Cove, N.Y. (Glen Cove)
Experience
School
Career Best Times  
Short Course (Yards)  
200 Free - 1:48.79 (2008 NCAA Championships)
500 Free - 4:43.77  
1,000 Free - 10:01.94 (Tennessee, 2/1/08)
1,650 Free - 16:28.32 (2008 NCAA Championships)
100 Breast - 1:13.52 (Virginia, 1/12/07)
200 Breast - 2:34.40 (Indian River CC, 1/13/07)
400 IM- 4:30.65x (FAU, 2/9/08)
   
Long Course (Meters)  
200 Free - 2:05.33 (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
400 Free - 4:17.60 (2007 Alabama Invitational)
800 Free- 9:07.64 (Georgia Diving Invitational )
1500 Free-17.16.10 (2007 Alabama Invitational)

National/International Competition:  Placed 43rd in the 400-meter free at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals with a time of 4:20.97 in the prelims … Also finished 84th in the 200-meter free (2:05.33) and 29th in the 800-meter free (8:52.83) … Qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials in the 400 and 800 free … Also qualified for the U.S. Nationals in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 free events … Finished 10th in the 800 free (8:44.27) at the 2005 Summer Nationals … Placed second in the 200 free (2:03.85), 400 free (4:16.45), and 800 free (8:43.70) at the 2005 Summer Junior Nationals … Named to the USA Swimming Junior National All-Star Team … Was a 2005 FINA World Cup finalist, where she placed fifth in the 400 free and seventh in the 800 free … Was a 2006 FINA World Cup finalist in the 400 free … Member of the USA Swimming National Select Team … Holds the 800 free record in the NYC Open … Ranked in the Top 50 in the world during 2005 for her efforts in the 800 free.

At Florida:
2007-08:  Made her first career appearance at the NCAA Championships (3/20-22) in Columbus, Oh. … Placed 24th overall in the 500 free with a time of 4:45.36 and in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:28.32 … Picked up third place points in the 200 free (1:51.05) against FAU (2/9) … Earned a pair of fifth place finishes against Tennessee (2/1), first in the 1,000 free (10:01.94) and again in the 500 (4:57.55) … Finished third in the 400-meter free (4:24.37) and fifth in the 1,500-meter free (17:16.45) in the win against Auburn (1/26)… Placed third in the 1,000 free against LSU (1/12) with a time of 10:14.81 and was second in the 500 free with a time of 4:58.95 … Touched fourth in the 1,000 free against Arkansas and IRCC (1/5) with a time of 10:19.19 and was fifth in the 500 free with a time of 5:03.50 … Took first in the 400-meter free final at the Alabama Invitational (11/29-12/1) with a time of 4:17.60 … Touched the wall third in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:01.95 against Florida State (11/20) … Swam anchor for the 800 FR team that finished third at the Boilermaker Invitational (11/16-18) with a combined time of 7:34.03 … Took fourth in the 800 free at Georgia (10/25) with a time of 9:07.64 … Best finish against Michigan (10/19-20) came in the 1,500 free with a fifth place time of 17:37.30 … Touched sixth in both the 500 free and 1,650 free to wrap up the opening weekend at Minnesota (10/13) … Came to the wall with times of 5:04.34 in the 500 and 17:07.20 … Touched sixth in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:15.59 in the first meet of the year at Virginia (10/11).

2006-07: Registered her second win of the season versus FAU (1/27), with a first-place finish in the 500 free (1:54.59) … Also took third in the 1,650 free with an NCAA provisional time of 16:48.56, which also marked a career best, in the win over  the Owls … Won the 500 free against Tennessee (1/26) after producing a personal best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 4:52.05 … Also finished fourth in the 200 free with a career-best time of 1:50.58 against the Vols … Posted a career-best time of 10:11.96 in the 1,000 free against Indian River CC (1/13), earning runner-up honors in the process … Also swam a career-best 2:34.40 in an exhibition race of the 200 breast versus The River … Touched sixth in the 100 breast (1:13.52) against Virginia (1/12) … Also exhibitioned the 500 free (4:57.93) versus UVa … Placed 16th in the 1,650 free (17:05.67) and 28th in the 500 free (4:59.69) at the Texas Invite (11/30-12/2) … Finished fifth in the 1,000 free (10:17.67) against Florida State (11/21) … Placed fourth in the 1,000 free (10:24.91) and fifth in the 500 free (5:11.12) versus LSU (11/9) … Swam exhibition in the 200 free (1:55.02) against Minnesota (10/27) … Exhibitioned the 1,000 free (10:18.29) against Georgia (10/26).

High School: Two-time state champion in the 200 and 500 free events … Four-time All-American in the 200 and 500 free events … Earned Scholastic All-American honors … Member of the 2006 Senior Metropolitan Champions team and the 2005 Summer Junior Nationals second-place team … Coached by Victoria Doulos.

Club: Member of the Long Island Aquatic Club, coached by Dave Ferris.

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