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Piper McNeil from Shawnee, Oklahoma, has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Missouri for 2023-24.
“I really bonded with the coaches and team and felt like this where I could grow as an athlete, Student and person.”
A junior at Shawnee High School, McNeil is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and a two-time Oklahoma High School Swimmer of the Year. As a freshman at the 2020 Oklahoma High School Class 6A State Meet, she won the 200 IM (2:04.58) and 100 back (55.49, a 6A state record) individually, and she led off the winning 200 free relay (24.29). Last season, the sophomore repeated her state titles in the 200 IM (2:04.15) and 100 back (55.67) and contributed to the winning 200 free (24.27 leadoff) and 200 medley (25.95 leadoff backstroke) relays.
McNeil does her year-round swimming with American Energy Swim Club and specializes in back, free, and IM. She went all best times (100/200 free, 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM) at Jenks Sectionals last March, picking up a Winter US Open cut in the 200 back and Winter Juniors standards in the 100 free, 100 back, and 200 IM. She won the 100 back, was runner-up in the 100/200 free, and placed third in the 200 back and 200 IM. In August, she finished 14th in the 100 back at Speedo Summer Championships-West.
- 100 free – 57.61
- 100 back – 1:03.15
- 200 back – 2:18.92
- 200 IM – 2:21.84
Many of her SCY lifetime bests are from 2020.
- 50 free – 24.05
- 100 free – 51.94
- 200 free – 1:52.97
- 50 back – 25.95
- 100 back – 55.49
- 200 back – 2:01.56
- 200 IM – 2:03.64
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