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California High School State Champion Mia Kragh has verbally committed to the Cal Golden Bears as a member of the class of 2021. Kragh is SwimSwam’s 16th-ranked recruit in the class.
The Cal women, who were the runners-up at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, have gotten off to a slow start in recruiting the current class of high school juniors as compared to some of their top-10 counterparts, but are catching up quickly thanks to the commitments of Kragh and McKenna Stone.
In May, as a sophomore, Kragh won the California State Championship in the 100 yard fly, swimming a 52.26 in the race. Along with Stone, this gives Cal the defending California and Illinois high school state champions in that event.
After the sprint butterflies, Kragh’s next-best events are the sprint freestyles. She ranked among the top 30 15 & unders nationally last season in the 100 free (50.08) and 50 free (23.11).
She really made big leaps as a high school sophomore to really push her into the elite class of recruiting that would be invited to commit this early to a program like Cal. As a freshman, her best time in the 100 fly was 57.86. As a sophomore, and into the start of her junior season, she’s been faster than that swim 12 times already, cutting a total of 5-and-a-half seconds from her best.
She saw a similar drop in 2019 in long course, improving her time in the 100 meter fly from 1:05.18 to 1:00.68 and an Olympic Trials cut. That Trials cut came just 3 weeks ago at the Kevin Perry Senior Invite.
Best Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 23.11
- 100 free – 50.08
- 200 free – 1:48.89
- 100 fly – 52.26
- 200 fly – 2:10.20
Cal has a big class of 2020 coming in with a lot of very good backstrokers, but it is a class that is limited on great butterfliers. Isabel Ivey is holding that group in-tact until she graduates, but the addition of Kragh and Stone to the roster on 1 season of overlap with Ivey is an important addition for the long-term health of the program. Cal’s biggest need in this class now, as it seems to perpetually be, is a breaststroker to take over after the graduation of Ema Rajic (also scheduled for 2021).
Kragh swims for Rancho San Dieguito Aquatics and Torrey Pines High School.
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