By DAVID GRAVELY
Former Pulaski County standout athlete Natalee Roseberry admits it’s been a rough first year, but the scrappy young lady who also dabbled in track, drama, and several other extra curricular activities has stuck it out and made good on her opportunity.
Saturday was the start of the Virginia Tech Invitational swim meet at the Christiansburg Aquatics Center, and Roseberry peaked at the event. She reach a personal goal of all college level swimmers, earning her first NCAA cut time in the womens 100 meter free style, finishing second behind Hokie teammate Caroline Higgins. She followed that up with a first place finish in the womens 50 meter freestyle, and then on Sunday she capped the weekend off with a win in the 100 meter free style.
Her second place finish in Saturdays event was only .05 seconds off of the winner, with a time of 55.06 seconds. Her 50 meter free style win was earned with a 23.86 second performance, and Sundays 100 meter victory was done in 51.34 seconds.
Roseberry and the rest of the Virginia Tech women’s swim team will be back in action on Wednesday, Feb 20 when they travel to Greensboro, NC for the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.