Beth McNeese of Katy, Texas has announced her intention to swim at the University of Kentucky beginning in the fall of 2019. That puts her in a class of 2023 that also includes verbal commits Ashley Neas, Caitlin Brooks, Emily Baeth, Gillian Davey, Kaitlynn Wheeler, and Lauren Poole.
McNeese is a senior at Seven Lakes High School, whom she represented at the 2018 Texas UIL 6A State Championships in February. There she came in 9th in the 200 free (1:50.81) and 10th in the 500 free (4:57.71).
McNeese does her year-round swimming with Katy Aquatic Team For Youth. She is a U.S. Open qualifier in the 400m free and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 fly and 400 IM. She had an excellent showing at Summer Junior Nationals, going best times in the 400 free (4:18.64), 200 fly (2:17.41), and 400 IM (5:00.62) and making the B final of the 400 free.
In SCY her best times include:
- 400 IM – 4:19.97
- 200 back – 2:01.93
- 200 fly – 2:02.94
- 200 free – 1:50.05
- 500 free – 4:55.45
— SLHS Swim and Dive (@SpartanAquatics) September 29, 2018
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