CIF State 100 BK Runner-Up Colby Mefford to Join Brother Bryce at Cal

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 LaurencelleCalvin David, and Will Pelton.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

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3 years ago

Go Colby! Congrats Mefford fam, great get for Cal!

(G)olden Bear
3 years ago

Go Bears!

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3 years ago

Will be fun to see him swim in the California State High School Championships which take place around May, 2019. Go Bears!

3 years ago

Proud of you, Colby. You’re a Stud!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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