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Jan Karel Petric
Jan Karel Petric

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kranj, Slovenia

High School:
Gimnazija Kranj

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
01/16/1991



11/22/2014

Amaltdinov Sets New Freshman Record in 200 Breaststroke

Blanco & Conway move up the all-time Top 10 list while racing well in the A final of the 200 fly.

11/22/2014

Boilermakers Wrap Up Their Races at Minnesota Grand Prix

Blanco qualifies for four A finals in Minneapolis for the second year in a row.

11/21/2014

Purdue Strong in 100 Breast & 400 IM on Day One at Minnesota

Dias finishes third behind two Olympians in A final of 100 breaststroke.

11/19/2014

Boilers Close Out the Fall with Return to Minnesota Grand Prix

Purdue to compete against the Gophers & other notable members of USA Swimming community.

10/29/2014

Purdue Set for Road Duals at Miami & Notre Dame

Boilermakers to compete in two different pools in 48-hour span for eighth time since 2006.

11/13/2014

Purdue Men Host WKU Mega Gallery

Purdue Men host WKU

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

11/09/2014

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

11/06/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Darjan Petric
In His MP3 Player: The Beatles
Last Concert He Attended: Paul McCartney
Favorite Actor & Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio & Marilyn Monroe
Favorite Month of the Year: August
Favorite Holiday: New Year's
Favorite Meal: Spaghetti Bolognese
Favorite Big City: London
Unique Travel Locale: Shanghai, China
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Tibet
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Basketball Against Indiana, 2012
Favorite Building on Campus: Mackey Arena
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: John Larson, History
Furry Friend: Pak, Dalmation
Favorite Pro Team: FC Barcelona
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Gergely Gyurta
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: John Lennon
Favorite Author: Dan Brown
Last Book He Read: Inferno
Favorite Dessert: Crepes
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Team Room
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: First Meet as a Boilermaker

2012-2013 Photo Gallery

2013-14: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Petric competed in 10 different events, most frequently racing in the distance freestyle, 200 fly, 200 back and 400 IM events... season-best times in the mile (16:03.27, 3rd), 500 free (4:25.48, 4th), 200 fly (1:48.81, 4th) and 400 IM (3:50.41, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... accounted for four team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing fifth in the B final of the 400 IM... ranks among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 500 (4:23.03, 3rd), 1000 (9:13.93, 6th) and 1650 free (15:23.60, 9th) as well as the 400 IM (3:49.29, 5th)... season-best times in the 500 free, 200 fly and 400 IM were at the Big Ten Championships... season-best time in the 200 back (1:50.50) while competing in five events total at the Minnesota Grand Prix... had a season-best time in the 200 free (1:43.13) while racing in four events at the Big Ten Triple Duals... helped the 200 medley relay team win at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates and also raced in the 100 breast and 200 IM... named among the team captains for 2014-15.

2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Petric competed most frequently in the distance freestyle events but raced in 11 different individual events throughout the season as one of the team's most versatile swimmers... owned Purdue season-best times in the 500 (4:23.76) and 1000 free (9:23.20)... season-best marks in the 400 IM (3:49.29, 2nd) and 1650 free (15:23.80, 3rd) also ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... posted his season-best times in the 500 and 1650 free and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships... season-best time in the 1000 free was in the dual meet with Indiana... moved up to fourth place in program history in the 400 IM... among the Purdue all-time Top 10, continues to rank second, fourth and ninth in the distance freestyle events (500, 1000, 1650), respectively... finished second in the B final of the 400 IM at Big Tens to account for seven team points... was among the nine Boilers that traveled to Dallas for the prestigious Classic @ SMU, making the trip for the second year in a row... won the 1000 free in dual meet victories against Michigan State and Florida Atlantic... also won the 500 free in the dual victory at Miami (Ohio)... accounted for 34 team points at the Purdue Invitational by winning the B final of the 400 IM, placing sixth in the A final of the 500 free and seventh in the A final of the 200 fly.

2011-12: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention... Petric competed in eight different events, racing most frequently in the distance freestyle events and 400 IM... established a new Purdue 500 free freshman record (4:23.03) at the Big Ten Championships... qualified for the A final of the 400 IM at Big Tens, breaking the Purdue freshman record in the prelims before it was eclipsed again that night by Guillermo Blanco... his season-best times in the 500, 1000 (9:14.23) and 1650 (15:23.60) free at the Big Ten Championships all ranked as the best on the team in 2011-12... his 400 IM time (3:49.87) was second and fifth fastest in program history... 500 and 1000 free times rank second and fourth best, respectively, in program history... was among the eight Purdue swimmers that traveled to Dallas for the Classic @ SMU, representing the Boilers in the A final of the 200 fly, 400 IM and 500 free... accounted for 43 team points at the Ohio State Invitational, placing third in the mile, fourth in the A final of the 400 IM and seventh in the A final of the 500 free... won the 500 free in the dual meet win against Miami... finished first in the 1000 free in the dual meet victory versus Northwestern... posted a season-best time in the 200 free (1:40.52) in the C final at the Ohio State Invitational... season-best time in the 200 fly also came at the Ohio State Invitational... swam the 200 back in the dual meet win against Northwestern and the 200 IM at the triple dual with Iowa and Ohio State in Iowa City.

Before Purdue: Three-time Swimmer of the Year award winner for his age group on the club level in Slovenia... won multiple national championships in various distances in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and IM events.

Personal: Full name is Jan Karel Petric... born in Ljubljana, Slovenia... son of Darjan and Karmen Petric... his father was a competitive swimmer and his mother Jan's swim coach... family also includes sister Nika Karlina, who is also a competitive swimmer that also plans to attend college in the United States...majoring in movement and sports science with a career ambition of entering a sports performance or athletic training field.