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Alexandria Merritt
Alexandria Merritt

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Lincoln

Event:
Back/Fly

Sophomore Season (2013-14):
Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 800 freestyle relay ... Led off Auburn's 800 freestyle relay team that finished 25th overall (7:12.23), leading off with a 1:48.04 split ... Finished 32nd overall in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:57.93 ... Prelim time of 53.55 was good enough for a 40th overall finish in the 100 butterfly ... At the SEC Championships, was the top-finisher for Auburn in the 200 butterfly, taking seventh overall at 1:56.26, which ranked as the seventh-best time in school history... Was 12th at the SEC Championships in the 100 fly posting a 53.43 ... Took 24th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.91 ... Helped Auburn's 800 freestyle relay team to a sixth-place finish with NCAA 'B' cut time of 7:10.57, which was a season-best for the team ... Time of 1:56.26 ranked as the best time on the team in the 200 butterfly ... Was second on the team in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.26 ... Led off 800 freestyle relay at the Auburn Invitational with a split of 1:47.57 to earn NCAA provisional cut, which was the second-best time on the team in the 200 free ... In the 100 free, ranked fifth on the team at 49.91 ... Earned three NCAA individual 'B' cut times during the season ... Fastest 50 free time (23.13) came out the Auburn Invitational.

Freshman Season (2012-13):
Traveled to the 2013 NCAA Championships as a relay alternate, but did not compete...Was part of one NCAA 'A' cut qualifying swim during the year (800 FR)...Helped relay team place fifth at SEC Championships with 7:07.86 time, just inside the 'A' qualifying time...Also swam three NCAA 'B' cut times during year in 100 free (49.93), 100 fly (53.79)and 200 fly (1:58.13)...Placed 30th at SECs in 100 free with a season-best time (49.93) and sixth-best on the team...Clocked the third-best time on the team in the 100 fly (53.79) while finishing 13th overall at SECs, fifth in the B-final...Also at SECs, posted another top-three team time, coming in the 200 fly (1:58.13), placing 13th and reaching the B-final...Her 200 fly time is ninth-best all-time at Auburn...Competed in seven individual events throughout year (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 1,000 free, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM)...Fastest 50 free time came against Notre Dame as part of the 200 FR, swimming a first leg split of 24.16...Season-best in 200 free (1:50.39) came against Texas A&M, where she placed sixth in the event...Competed in the 1,000 free against Kentucky, touching the wall in 10:42.42 and finishing fifth...Also at Kentucky, won the 100 fly event (55.29) for her one individual win of year.

Pre-College:
Rated as the No. 4 recruit in the state of Florida by CollegeSwimming.com ... Will add major depth in butterfly events, also strong in sprint freestyle ... Captured 2011 Florida high school state title in 100 free and finished third in 200 IM.

Merritt's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 23.13 11/22/13 Auburn Invitational
100 freestyle
49.93 2/23/13 SEC Championships
200 freestyle 1:47.24 2/18/14 SEC Championships
1000 freestyle 10:42.42 11/2/12 at Kentucky
100 butterfly 53.26 11/22/13 Auburn Invitational
200 butterfly 1:56.26 2/21/14 SEC Championships
Merritt's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 27.12 2009 Jr. Nationals
100 freestyle 57.17 2009 Jr. Nationals
200 freestyle 2:06.45 2009 Jr. Nationals
100 butterfly 1:02.10 2011 Jr. Nationals
200 butterfly 2:16.58 2012 Florida Summer Senior