Galena High School senior McKenna Meyer has opted to join the San Diego State University Aztecs for the 2016-17 season, having given them her verbal commitment in July. Meyer is the Nevada state high school record-holder in the 200 yard free; she broke a 14-year-old record when she won the event as a sophomore in 2014 with 1:49.25. She placed second in the 200 in 2015, and second in the 500 as well, having been crowned state champ the year before.
Meyer has been swimming for Reno Aquatic Club for the last 12 years. Her best SCY times over the last two seasons include:
- 100 free – 50.97
- 200 free – 1:48.83
- 500 free – 4:50.31
- 200 IM – 2:02.78
- 400 IM – 4:16.96
- 200 back – 2:01.53
- 200 breast – 2:19.22
Meyer is a nice get for the Aztecs. Her best 200 free time would have made the A final at the 2015 Mountain West conference championships, all the more important since all four of San Diego State’s 2015 scorers (two each in the A and B finals) will have graduated by the time Meyer heads south to begin her four years. Meyer would also have made the A final in the 500, an event in which the Aztecs had only one finalist last year, and in the 400 IM.
Meyer is a three-time All-American in the 200 free and a one-time All-American in the 500 free. She has received USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honors in both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
“San Diego State is a great fit for me. The campus was beautiful, the school has what I am looking for academically, and the girls made me feel welcome and part of the family right from the start. I feel San Diego State is the perfect place for me to continue to grow both academically and athletically. The head coach, Mike, is very encouraging and supportive. I can’t wait to swim for San Diego State.”
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