Here’s a new feature we’ll try to keep going from now through NCAAs, updating you on All-Met swimmers over the past few years and how they are doing at the college level. We’ll start with the swimmers from four years ago and work our way through from there.
Today, we’ll go with the classes of 2005, ’06 and ’07. Tomorrow we will share the current status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009.
If you know of a swimmer we missed, maybe a second-team or honorable mention swimmer who placed at their conference championships or qualified for NCAAs, please feel free to let us know in the comments…
Also, before you get started check out the 2010 Metros Pysch Sheet here.
Jack Curran, DeMatha- Now at Navy, Curran took sixth in the 500 free in 4:30.40, sixth in the 100 back (46.14) and fourth in the 200 free (1:40.29) at the Patriot League championships last week. Was part of title-winning 800 free relay as Navy won the conference for a seventh straight time.
Drew Finelli, Robinson - Turned in top time of 9:39.09 in the 1000 freestyle so far this season for Alabama. Had time of 16:35.03 in the 1650 free.
Colleen Law, Whitman - Now at UVA, Law turned in times of 24.06 in the 50 free, 51.33 in the 100 free, 1:50.32 in the 200 free, 59.89 in the 100 fly and 2:12.16 in the 200 fly.
Matt McLean, Potomac Falls – The reigning ACC Freshman and Swimmer of the Year is seeded fourth in the 500 freestyle at ACC Championships, an event in which he owns the conference record, with a NCAA ‘B’ time of 4:26.33. Seeded first in the 200 free with a NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:36.62. He already holds the conference record at 1:32.80. Seeded fifth in the 1650 free — another event in which he owns the record. Seeded 24th in 100 free with time of 46.12. Also likely to swim in UVA’s top-seeded 800 and 400 freestyle relays.
Adam Meyer, Whitman – Now at Navy, was named Patriot League Swimmer of the Year for a second consecutive year. Won the 200 fly in a NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:44.36. Part of winning 200-medley relay (1:31.38), won 100 fly (48.39), part of winning 800 free relay (NCAA ‘B’ 6:36.10), part of winning 400 medley relay (3:18.93) and won 200 IM title in NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:45.82.
Michael McDonald, W.T. Woodson – Now at Virginia Tech, McDonald is seeded 16th in the ACC championships in 1-meter diving, 14th in 3-meter diving and 10th in platform diving. Last year placed 14th at NCAAs in one-meter, 15th in three-meter and 23rd in platform.
Kate Ziegler, O’Connell – After a disappointing Beijing Olympics, took an extended break before getting back in the water. Has been competing at recent events — including Dolan and has turned in several 2010 Summer Nationals standards, including the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free and 1650 free. See her national team bio and her recent times.
Mei Christensen, South Lakes – Helped lead UVA to title at last week’s ACC championship. Was member of ACC record-breaking 200 medley relay with a NCAA ‘A’ standard time of 1:37.33. Finished third in the 50 free in 22.49 and was part of 200 free relay champion, which set ACC meet record with NCAA ‘B’ standard of 1:29.25. Set pool record with NCAA ‘A’ standard time of 52.09 in 100 backstroke. Part of ACC meet record-setting 400 medley relay (NCAA ‘B’ 3:32.97) and set pool record with title in the 200 back (1:52.98). Also part of pool record-setting 400 free relay with NCAA ‘B’ time of 3:15.24.
Liz Kemp, Good Counsel – Seven-time All-American selection and six-time SEC selection for Florida, finished 13th at SEC championships in 50 free with NCAA ‘B’ standard of 22.96. Took eighth in 200 free with NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 1:47.80 and member of 400 medley relay with NCAA ‘B’ standard of 3:33.58. Was eighth in 100 free with NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 49.68. Also part of 400 free relay that took second with NCAA ‘B’ standard of 3:15.00.
Josh Hafkin, Georgetown Prep – Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year is seeded 34th for the upcoming ACC championships in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.18 and 15th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 50.16. Also seeded 34th in 200 backstroke (1:52.36).
Colleen Haase, Good Counsel – Older sister of All-Met sophomore Sarah Haase, earned All-America honors last year at Georgia. Georgia won its seventh SEC championship this week, and in prelims Haase turned in NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:01.65 in the 100 breast. Also went 2:17.72 in 200 breaststroke.
Katura Harvey, Richard Montgomery – Now at UNC, All-American was part of 800 free relay at ACCs that finished fourth with NCAA ‘B’ time of 7:10.64. Finished third in 500 freestyle with ‘B’ time of 4:43.73, short of her own meet record of 4:39.12 set last year. Finished 11th in 200 free with B time of 1:48.49 and seventh in 1650 free with ‘B’ time of 16:19.02.
Katy Hinkle, Yorktown – Swimming for top-ranked “mid-major” Harvard is seeded third in the 50 free for upcoming Ivy League championships with time of 23.33. Also seeded third in 100 backstroke with a time of 55.73 and seeded second in the 100 free with a time of 51.09.
Meg Hostage, Holy Cross- 2008 Pac-10 3-meter diving champ, All-American is part of Stanford team that goes into Pac-10 championships as the favorite. Hostage has won nine events this year, has posted an ‘A’ standard already and was Pac-10 diver of the month in January. Has fifth-highest average score in 1-meter and fourth-highest in 3-meter.
Lauren Ritter, Dominion – Member of Virginia Tech 800-yard free relay that finished second at ACCs with ‘B’ standard 7:06.93. Was fourth in the 500 free with ‘B’ standard 4:44.81 and 13th in 200 free with ‘B’ standard 1:48.93. Took ninth in 1650 free in ‘B’ standard time of 16:23.30.
Meg Waters, Good Counsel – Swimming for Princeton, seeded highly in Ivy League in the 100 free in ‘B’ standard time of 50.16, 50 free with ‘B’ time of 22.68 and 100 butterfly (55.09). Was member of several relays that set records in 2009 Ivy League championships.
Andy Brake, Lake Braddock - At UNC, seeded 27th in 200 IM with a time of 1:53.99 and 14th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:01.10. Seeded 20th in 200 back (1:50.59) and 34th in 200 butterfly with a time of 1:53.09. Has second fastest time in the 400 IM in UNC history (3:50.77).
Robert Grimmett-Norris, Georgetown Prep - At UNC, seeded 31st in the 500 freestyle (4:36.41), 20th in the 100 fly (50.05), 33rd in 100 back (51.43) and 15th in 200 fly (1:50.24). Career best times: 48.15 in the 100-yard butterfly (7th in school history); 1:47.26 in the 200-yard butterfly (8th in school history); 4:29.18 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Brendan Murphy, Gonzaga – Now at Army, Murphy finished in 11th place at the Patriot League championships in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.13. Was also a part of the 200 freestyle relay that finished fifth with a time of 1:23.96.
Matt Cooper, Whitman – All-Met diver now at Texas, Cooper was named Big 12 Diver of the Week on Feb. 17 and though the Big 12 psych sheet is not yet posted, Cooper is the two-time Big 12 champion and finished second- and third- in the platform and three-meter events last season.