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Pitt Swimming and Diving Finishes Third at the 2013 Big East Championships

Senior Kelsey Herbst breaks 27 year old 1,650 free record.


Veronica Lee Breaks the 200 Breast School Record

11 Panthers advance to finals on the last day of Big East.


Kourosh Ahani Breaks 100 Fly Record

Ten Panthers advance to finals.


Maczewski, Ahani and Synder Named Big East Champions

Three swimmers posted NCAA B Cuts.


Pitt Swimming Posts Three NCAA B Cuts

Kelsey Herbst and the 200 free relay team earn All-Big East honors

2012 - 2013: Against St. Bonaventure, Lelli placed first in the 100 fly (58.16) and second in three events: the 200 free, 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay...Took first place in the 100 butterfly (58.22) against UVa. while also winning top honors in the 400 yard freestyle relay...Placed second in the 100 fly (59.08)and third in the 200 fly against Cincinnati...Placedsecond in the women's 400 yard relay...would also reach the championship round of the women's 100 and 200 yard butterfly and 100 yard freestyle...Swimming second in her group, she aided in a first place finish in the women's 400 yard freestyle relay against West Virginia as well as placing third in the 100 yard butterfly and second in the 100 free...Aided in helping both the 200 medley and 200 freerelay teams to a second place finish while individually placing second in the 200 IM andfifth in the 50 free at the Western PA Invitational.

2011 - 2012: Qualified for the Big East Championship...placed 11th overall in the 100 fly at the conference meet...posted team top-five times in the 50 free and the 100 fly...earned a season best and placed 19th overall in the 200 fly (2:04.44) at the conference meet...earned second in the 100 fly against Cincinnati (Nov. 11), capturing the Pitt Performer of the Week honors...finished third in the 200 free during the Panthers' regular-season finale at Trees Pool (Feb. 4).

2010 - 2011: Redshirted after December...assisted the 400 medley relay team to a first-place finish at the Frank Elm Invite...placed amongst the top-eight 100 fly at the same meet...won the 200 free against Cincinnati...finished second in the 200 fly against Buffalo.

2009 - 2010: Qualified for the Big East Championship...set the Towers Pool record and won the 100 fly at Duquesne...won the 100 fly against St. Bonaventure...set the pace in the 200 and 500 free against Carnegie Mellon and California (Pa.)...finished second in the 100 fly against Akron and Cincinnati and third in the 200 fly against Cincinnati...was a member of the winning 200 medley relay against St. Bonaventure.

2008 - 2009: A member of the school record-breaking 400 medley relay team that finished fifth at the Big East Championship...individually placed 11th in the 100 fly at the BEC...set a new freshman record in the 100 fly...participated in the Canadian World Championship Trials in July in the 100 and 200 fly, as well as the 100 and 400 free.

High School: Led Chaparral to four city and regional championships, including one district championship in 2006...boasts 12 All-America Awards during her high school career...was a two-time state champion in the 100 fly...holds the 100 fly school record...named Rookie of the Year and Best Female Athlete...earned a Scholastic All-America's Most Outstanding Swimmer in 2006 and 2008...competed in the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trials.

Personal: Born February 27, 1990...daughter of Galdino Lelli and Yolanda Lelli...has two siblings, Oriana and Leticia...a history of art major with a minor in studio arts and western European studies certificate.

Tamara Lelli

Tamara  Lelli

RS Senior

Scottsdale, Ariz.

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