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2-22-13 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 4 Finals
2-22-13 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 4 Prelims
Senior Season (2015-16):
Anchored Auburn in a second place finish against Alabama in the 200 free relay with a team time of 1:33.71...Another second place finsih in the 200 free relay against Texas with a team time of 1:35.34...Third place finishes in the 200 and 100 butterfly against Indiana touching the wall at 2:00.31 and 54.74...Helped the Tigers to a second place finish in the 200 meter medley relay against Florida with a team time of 1:57.38...
Junior Season (2014-15):
Made third straight trip to the NCAA Championships, competing in the 400 free relay, 400 medley relay and 800 free relay ... Earned two All-America honors ... Helped the 400 free relay team place eighth at the NCAA meet with a time of 3:15.49 ... Swam as the butterfly leg on the 400 medley relay that placed 14th overall at the NCAA Championships ... Competed on the 800 free relay team that finished 17th overall (7:09.91) ... Earned NCAA 'B' cut times in the 100 fly (52.92), 100 free (49.72) and 200 fly (1:58.22) ... Placed 12th overall in the 100 fly, fourth in the consolation final at SECs ... Clocked a 2:00.18 to take 16th in the 200 fly at the conference meet ... Earned a return swim in the 100 free at the SEC Championships, posting a 50.72 to take 24th overall ... Was a part of 400 free relay wins against Texas and Alabama/LSU ... Ranked fifth on the team in the 200 free (1:49.41) ... Swam a 23.32 at the Florida Last Chance in the 50 free.
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.
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)|
|50 freestyle||23.13||11/22/13||Auburn Invitational|
|200 freestyle||1:47.24||2/18/14||SEC Championships|
|1000 freestyle||10:42.42||11/2/12||at Kentucky|
|100 butterfly||52.92||2/20/15||SEC Championships|
|200 butterfly||1:56.26||2/21/14||SEC Championships|
|Merritt's Top Times (LCM)|
|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|