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Margaret Riel

Class: Junior
Position: Free, Back
Height: 5-9

Previous School: Milton HS

Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga.

2013-14 (Jr.)
• Missed the entire competition season with injury

2012-13 (So.)
• Competed in one meet, missing the rest of the season due to injury
• Placed eighth in the 200 free (1:58.78) and 11th in the 200 back (2:13.61) at Virginia Tech Sprint Classic (Oct. 20)

2011-12 (Fr.)
• Earned pair of A final swims at CCSA Championships
• Led off Liberty's second-place 800-yard free relay in 1:52.69 at conference meet
• Placed fourth in 200 free at CCSA Championships (1:51.75) after swimming personal-best and program-record 1:51.54 in prelims
• Swam lifetime-best 2:03.73 in CCSA 200 back prelims, and placed eighth in A final
• Clocked best time of 5:04.81 to place 12th in 500 free at conference meet
• Won 200 free at Gardner-Webb (Jan. 27) and at Davidson Duals (Jan. 28)
• Part of three winning relays during regular season

Prep
• Four-year swimming letterwinner at Milton High School
• All-state swimmer during all four years of high school
• Milton High School record holder in 200-yard medley relay, 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay, and individual backstroke
• Team finished fifth overall at Georgia state meet during her senior year
• Received All-America consideration as a senior
• Posted career-best times, prior to Liberty of 24.91 (50 free), 53.87 (100 free), 2:10.20 (200 back) and 1:00.83 (100 back)
• Competed for Swim Atlanta club

Personal
• Daughter of Bruce and Karen Riel
• Majoring in psychology: counseling and human development
• Father competed in swimming at Furman
• Birthday is Feb. 16

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
200 Free – 1:51.54
500 Free - 5:04.81
200 Back - 2:03.73