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Jack Meehan from Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of California, Berkeley for 2020-21. That puts him in a class with Dare Rose, Destin Lasco, Dylan Hawk, Forrest Frazier, and Matthew Jensen, who have also made verbal pledges to the Golden Bears.
“I’m excited to attend Cal in 2020, where I know I’ll receive a world class education and further my athletic career with a great team and amazing coaches. Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches for their support.”
Meehan is a rising senior at Charlotte Catholic High School. He won the 200 IM (1:50.21) and was runner-up in the 100 breast (56.61) at NCHSAA Class 3A Swimming and Diving Championships last February. He split 26.11 on the breaststroke leg of Charlotte Catholic’s third-place medley relay and anchored the bronze medal-winning 400 free relay in 46.77.
Meehan has improved dramatically in high school. His 2019 200 IM time is within one second of the North Carolina 3A state record and is breaststroke time is 6/10 short of the mark. A year ago he placed ninth in the breast (59.85) and seventh in the 100 fly (52.38). Meehan does his club swimming with Aquatic Team Of Mecklenburg under the tutelage of coach Jeremy Gregory. He is coming off a week at Speedo Junior Nationals where he won the B final of the 100 breast (1:03.36), placed 18th in the 400 free (3:58.45), and took seventh in the 200 IM (2:05.07), earning PBs in all three events.
Meehan has a ton of potential and will join the Golden Bears with whose breaststrokers Reece Whitley and James Daugherty he will have an overlap of two years and one year, respectively. He will also be able to train with IMers Sean Grieshop, Jarod Hatch, Chris Jhong, and Trenton Julian.
Best times and progression
|100 SCY breast||1:00.76||58.31||55.32|
|200 SCY breast||2:10.22||2:08.46||2:01.58|
|200 SCY IM||1:59.66||1:53.33||1:48.06|
|200 SCY free||1:47.03||1:42.12||1:38.69|
|500 SCY free||4:45.04||4:36.69||4:27.14|
|100 LCM breast||1:07.28||1:05.67||1:03.36|
|200 LCM breast||2:27.14||2:28.24||2:24.69|
|200 LCM free||1:58.26||1:56.21||1:55.37|
|400 LCM free||4:16.29||4:11.39||3:58.45|
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