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Natalie Purnell

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Manassas, Va.
high school
Stonewall Jackson

Top Times

100 breast – 1:00.15

200 breast -2:10.57

200 IM – 2:01.42

400 IM – 4:21.40


Won the consolation heat of the 100 breast with a personal best swim of 1:00.15 at ACCs…also placed 10th in the 200 breast with a career best of 2:10.57…placed fifth in the 200 breast (2:12.10) after swimming a personal best in prelims at 2:11.92 at the GT Invite…was 18th in the 200 IM (2:02.46) after posting her best time in prelims at 2:01.42 and tied for fifth in the 100 breast behind a career best of 1:01.02…was the runner up in the 100 breast (1:03.01) before winning the 200 breast (2:16.98) vs. GT and Pitt…was third in the 200 breast (2:17.03), fifth in the 200 IM (2:08.01) and fourth in the 100 breast (1:03.54) in the win at No. 13 Minnesota…took third in the 100 breast (1:02.60), fourth in the 200 breast (2:16.81) and also competed in the 200 IM (2:08.89) in the win over Arizona State…was fourth in the 200 breast (2:16.43) and 100 breast (1:02.42) against No. 10 UF…swam the 100 fly (59.54) and 400 IM (4:31.56) at the quad meet.


Finished 13th in the 200 breast with a personal best of 2:12.94 at the ACC Championships… placed 19th in the 400 IM (4:33.36) 16th in the 100 breast (1:03.73) and sixth in the 200 breast (2:14.53) at the GT Invite…turned in the top time in the 100 breast against Florida Atlantic at 1:03.58…added a third place finishes in the 200 breast vs. Notre Dame (2:17.80) and Miami/Alabama (2:17.19)…won the Hardest Worker award at the end of the year awards banquet…was chosen to be a team captain for the 2018-19 season…member of the ACC Honor Roll


Placed 14th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:13.00 at the ACC Championships…also swam in the 100 breast and 200 IM…swam a personal best time at the UGA Invite in the 100 breast of 1:01.33 where she won the C final…was 13th in the 200 breast (2:14.35) and 400 IM (4:21.97)…also competed in the 200 IM….won Most Improved and Hardest Worker at the end of the year banquet…won the Golden Torch honor….member of the ACC Honor Roll


Competed at the 2016 ACC Championships…swam a career best time in the 400 IM in the C final at the Georgia Invite at 4:21.40…also put up her personal best in the 200 IM and also swam in the bonus final of the 100 breast (1:04.45) and consolation final of the 200 breast where she placed 16th (2:19.58) after swimming a season best of 2:17.92….member of the ACC Honor Roll

High School: 

A three-time NCSA Junior National gold medalist…a Virginia High School 6A North A Finalist in 2013 and 2014 in the 100 the school record holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM and is a Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention in 2014…a member of Nation’s Capital Swim Club – the same team as current world record holder Katie Ledecky she was awarded the Coaches Award in 2012-13 and the Iron Horse Award for her dedication to the sport in 2014…a national qualifier.


Born Dec. 19, 1996…daughter of Tim and Candice Purnell…is an International Baccalaureate Student and honor roll member at Stonewall Jackson High School…is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.