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Prim Qualifies for 200 Free Finals; Finishes 8th in Day Two of Nationals

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – Pfeiffer University freshman swimmer Julianna Prim (Yadkinville, NC) qualified for the finals in the 200 freestyle on day two of the 2010 NCAA II National Championships in Canton, Ohio. Prim set a new school record in the prelim race on her way to her first-ever NCAA finals, finishing eighth in the country being the top swimmer in the southeast region and state in the 200 free.

Finishing seventh out of 46 participants in the prelims, Prim broke her own school record set back in November with a time of 1:52.56. In the evening session finals, Prim jumped in lane one racing against a two-time all-American, the defending champion and runner-up in the 200 free, along with the national record holder in the event. Prim held her own finishing eighth in the country with a time of 1:53.21 in the outside lane.

Prim still has two races left at the national meet with one on Friday and one on Saturday. Prim will swim in arguably her best event, the 200 butterfly, in prelims Friday trying to qualify for the night’s finals before finishing with the 100 free on Saturday.

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