Emilia Lahtinen
Emilia Lahtinen
Year: Junior
Hometown: Ylojarvi, Finland
High School: Sammon Keskuslukio High School
Events: Breast

2018-19: Recorded season- best times in the 100 breast (1:01.36), 2nd fastest time in program history, in the 200 medley relay (1:41.76), 10th fastest time in program history, in the 200 IM (2:03.14), 9th fastest time in program history, and in the 200 breast (2:11.51), 2nd fastest time in program history, at the MAC Championships... Recorded a seaon-best in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:44.22 against Youngstown State... Recorded a season-best in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:46.12 at the OSU Invitational... Served as team captain.. Named Second Team All-MAC.. Named to Academic All-MAC team...Earned Student-athlete scholar of the week for Ohio twice.

2017-18: Recorded a season-best against Youngstown State where she recorded a time of 1:07.18 in the 100 back and a time of 3:49.46 in the 400 free relay… At the MAC Championships, posted season-best times in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.98), 200 breaststroke (2:14.37), 200 IM (2:08.41), 200 medley relay (1:41.57), and 400 medley relay (3:45.69)… Recorded a season-best time in the 100 IM at the TYR Invitational clocking in a time of 59.53… Named to the Academic All-MAC Team.

2016-17: Swam in all 10 meets for Ohio this season… Best finish in the 100 breaststroke came at the Marshall Invite where she finished first with a time of 1:04.65… Also won the 100 breaststroke against Youngstown State with a time of 1:05.73… Won the 200 breaststroke at the Marshall Invite with a time of 2:16.84… Best time in the 50 freestyle came at the Marshall Invite, and was good enough for third with a time of 24.89… Best time in the 200 IM came at the MAC Championships at 2:06.75.

Prior to Ohio: Swam at Sammon keskuslukio all four years... Competed for Koove Tampere 2007-13 and Uniti Tampere 2013-16… Set Uniti Temperes Team record for 100 and 200m breaststrokes for age group 17 in SC and LC in Finnish Championships… Awarded for success in Matriculation Examination 2016.

Personal: Daughter of Sami and Kirsi Lahtinen… Has two sisters, Erika and Enni… Lists favorite athlete as Rikke Moller Pedersen and her favorite teams as the Uniti Tampere, Kempeleen Kiri, and the Kempeleen Pyrintö… Hobbies include swimming, reading, traveling, baking, and sports… Plans to major in Pre-Med Biology to become a doctor.