Lili Margitai
Lili Margitai
Year: So.
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
High School: Ross Shepard High School
Events: Freestyle/IM
Major: Undeclared

Collegiate Best Times:
100-yard Butterfly: 53.79
100-yard Freestyle: 50.06
200-yard Individual Medley: 2:00.45

High School Bests:
100-meter freestyle:  56.93 (LC)
200-meter freestyle: 2:02.36 (LC)
100-meter butterfly: 1:00.85 (LC)
200-meter individual medley: 2:17.76 (LC)

Collegiate Awards 
First Team All-Ivy (2017)

2017-2018 (Sophomore):
100-yard freestyle: Swam a collegiate-best 50.06 at the Ohio State Invitational.  Fifth place at the HYP meet. Tenth place at the Ivy League Championships.
100-yard butterfly: Placed ninth and swam a collegiate-best 53.79 at the Ivy League Championships.
200-yard individual medley:
 Placed ninth and swam a collegiate-best 2:00.45 at the Ivy League Championships. 20th place at the Ohio State Invitational.

2016-2017 (Freshman):
100-yard freestyle: 13th place at the Ivy League Championships.  
100-yard butterfly: Fourth place at the Ivy League Championships (53.82). Won the event at the HYP meet.  Fifth place at the Ohio State Invitational. 
200-yard individual medley:
 Ninth place at the Ivy League Championships (2:01.38). 20th place at the Ohio State Invitational (2:01.57).  Won the event twice during the regular season.
Relays: Member of the winning 800-yard freestyle relay at the Ivy League Championships that set a new Yale and Ivy League record.  

Before Yale:
Member of the Canadian Junior National Team 2012-2015. Competed at the 2012 and 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Champs and the 2013 World Junior Champs. Canadian National Championship medallist (2013, 2014, 2015). Olympic Trials Qualifier (2012, 2016). Former 13-14 NAG Record holder in the 200-meter individual medley (SC) and 200-meter freestyle (SC).

 

Why I Chose Yale:
The moment I stepped onto the Yale campus and met Coach Jim Henry and Coach Kerry Smith, I knew I was in a place like no other. The combination of academics, athletics, and the incredible people at Yale made it clear to me that Yale is where I want to spend the next four years of my life.