Gracyn McQueary, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Ohio, has given her verbal commitment to the Cleveland State University Vikings for 2017-18.
McQueary is from Bethel, Ohio, a rural community 45 minutes east of Cincinnati, where she attends Bethel-Tate High School. Since her high school has neither a pool nor a swim team, she commutes 40 minutes to practice with her club team, M.E. Lyons/Anderson Barracudas. “Her club coach Ed Bachman has generously volunteered his time to also be her high school coach,” McQueary’s parents told SwimSwam.
McQueary qualified for the 2015 OSHAA D2 State Meet as a sophomore after winning the 100 breaststroke at the Sectional Championships; she went on to place fourth at the state meet with 1:05.28. This past year McQueary scored in both the 100 breast (sixth, with 1:04.92) and the 50 free (12th, with 24.65) at the 2016 OHSAA D2 State Meet, giving Bethel-Tate 18 points and a 31st-place team finish overall.
This summer McQueary wrapped up her long course season at the YMCA Long Course National Championships, where she competed in the 50 free and 50/100/200m breast. She finished fifth in the 50m breast and 19th in the 100m breast, and bagged new PBs in both those events as well as the 50m free.
Her top SCY times:
- 50 breast – 30.17
- 100 breast – 1:04.92
- 200 breast –2:25.28
- 50 free – 24.61
- 100 free – 57.67
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