Colby Mefford of the Sierra Marlins has sent a verbal commitment to the Cal Bears. A senior at Oak Ridge High School, Mefford will follow his brother Bryce, who is a sophomore at Cal and who finished 4th in the 200 back and 8th in the 200 free at NCAAs as a freshman.
As a junior with Oak Ridge last year, Colby Mefford was the 100 back runner-up at the 2018 CIF State Championships. He also placed 3rd in the 200 free, led off Oak Ridge’s winning 200 medley relay, and led off their 8th place 200 free relay.
- 100y free – 45.64
- 200y free – 1:37.28
- 50y back – 22.80
- 100y back – 48.95
- 200y back – 1:47.80
- 100y fly – 49.10
- 200y fly – 1:49.88
A similar set of impact events to his brother, Mefford projects to be a backstroker and 200 freestyler at Cal.
Mefford would have made 2018 Pac-12 Champs C finals in the 200 free, both of the backstroke events, and the 200 fly. He will join a Cal backstroke group that is led by his brother, sophomore Daniel Carr, and junior Zheng Quah.
Mefford is the sixth 2023 verbal for Cal, along with #13 Jason Louser, #18 Michael Petrides, Addie Laurencelle, Calvin David, and Will Pelton.
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