We got started in Part I with the Classes of 2005, ’06 and ’07 — and many of you have added some of your own names to let us know what schools former All-Mets are now attending and competing for. Might we also encourage you to look up times and post how they’ve done in competition. (This reporter’s eyes are going crazy after looking through so many meet sheets!)
Here at reachforthewall, we’ll be keeping our eyes on the conference championships and, of course, on NCAAs to watch what local talent is doing. But we rely on the comments too.
Also, keep an eye out for a recruiting chart which will highlight the commitments of the Class of 2010 and where they will be swimming next year. We’ll welcome your input there as well.
Now, on to Part II…
Eric Friedland, Walter Johnson – The All-Met Swimmer of the Year is now at Texas and has turned in top times of 1:41.75 in the 200 free, 49.41 in the 100 butterfly, 53.73 in the 100 backstroke. Also, All-American consideration times of 54.97 in the 100 breaststroke, 1:58.44 in the 200 breast and 1:48.81 in the 200 IM. Last year placed second in the 100 and 200 breast and sixth in the 200 IM at the Big 12 championships. Was recently named Academic All-Big 12.
Jonathan Christensen, Jefferson - Last season broke former Olympian Nelson Diebel’s 18-year Princeton record in the 200 breast; Christensen’s time of 1:56.42 earned him an individual Ivy League title and first-team All-Ivy honors. In recent dual vs. Columbia, won the 100 breast in 56.30 and 500 free in 4:35.70. Was also member of 200 medley relay that won with a time of 1:31.82.
Brock Park, Landon – Now at UNC, seeded 12th in the 50 freestyle for upcoming ACC championships with a time of 20.75. Also seeded fifth in the 200 freestyle with a NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 1:37.91 and fifth in the 100 free with a time of 44.97.
John Schnittker, Madison - Now at Indiana, where he has turned in best times of 21.82 in the 50 free, 46.49 in the 100 free, 1:39.77 in the 200 free, 4:34.12 in the 500 free, 9:43.19 in the 1000 free, 15:52.32 in the 1,650 free, 56.57 in the 100 back and 59.66 in the 100 fly.
Mark Meyer, Whitman – Named first-team All-Patriot League in 2009 at Navy, finished second to brother Adam Meyer in the 200 fly (1:46.74) and sixth in the 200 IM in 1:51.44. Also part of winning 400 medley relay (3:18.93) and 200 medley relay (1:31.38). Was also fourth in the 100 backstroke in 50.90 seconds.
Sean Stewart, Wootton - As a freshman at Maryland last year, set career bests at the ACC Championships in the 500 free (4:34.41), 100 fly (49.47), and 200 fly (1:46.72). This season is seeded first in the 200 butterfly at ACC championships with a NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 1:47.67. Also seeded 42nd in 50 free (21.29) and 18th in the 100 fly (49.85).
Ashley Danner, Lake Braddock - Last season earned CAA Women’s Swimmer of the Year honors after being crowned CAA champion in the 100 breaststroke (59.78), the 200 breaststroke (2:10.21) and the 200 individual medley (1:59.99), setting new George Mason, meet and CAA records in all three events and being selected as the Outstanding Swimmer of the CAA Championships. For this week’s championships at Mason, Danner is seeded first in 200 IM (2:01.58), 100 breast (1:01.52) and 200 breast (2:13.40).
Emily Ferguson, Fairfax - Now at Virginia Tech, at last week’s ACC Championships placed 12th in the 50 freestyle in 23.21 seconds, was part of 200 medley and 200 free relays that were eighth and seventh, respectively, was 37th in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 100 freestyle with a ‘B’ standard time of 50.02. Also member of third-place 400 free relay with NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 3:17.97.
Molly Emery, Lake Braddock - As a freshman at William & Mary last year earned three All-CAA honors. This year leading into this week’s conference championships is seeded first in the 400 IM (4:21.98), third in the 200 freestyle (1:50.59) and seventh in the 100 backstroke (57.92). Was member of 800 free relay that set record last year and is seeded first this year. Is also seeded fourth in 1650 free (17:05.29), second in 200 backstroke (2:02.75), second in the 500 free (4:50.47) and was part of 400 free relay that set a CAA mark last year and is seeded first this year.
Caitlin Perks, Fauquier – Last season at Tennessee was a member of the fifth-place 800 free relay team at the Southeastern Conference Championships. This year was part of fifth-place 800 free relay (‘B’ standard 7:16.00), was 18th in the 50 free (23.17) and 200 free (1:49.72), part of fifth-place 200 free relay (‘B’ 1:30.36) and member of fourth-place 400 free relay (‘B’ 3:17.83).
Elena Spak, Walter Johnson - Last year set a freshman record in the 100 free (50.98) at the Big East Championships. This season finished 12th in 50 free (23.42), was member of fifth-place 200 free relay (‘B’ 1:32.70) and fifth-place 400 free relay (‘B’ 3:22.86). Was 33rd in 200 free (1:54.73) and 17th in the 100 freestyle (51.28).
Suzanne Schwee, Stone Bridge -As a freshman broke the Alabama school record in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships, touching the wall at 1:57.63. This season finished 15th in the 200 IM in 2:02.76 (went NCAA ‘B’ standard 2:01.64 in prelims), was 13th in 100 butterfly (NCAA ‘B’ 54.60) and was eighth in 200 fly (2:01.00) — though she went NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 1:58.71 in prelims and 1:57.55 in a swim-off.
Michael Flach, O’Connell - Recently named to All-SEC freshman team after being the league’s top freshman finisher in the 500-yard freestyle as he finished third at last week’s SEC Championships in a time of 4:19.37. Flach also took a 15th-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.17). Top time in 200-yard freestyle listed at 1:39.93 — though he recently turned in a 1:36.62 leading off the 800 free relay at the SEC championships. Finished 23rd in 400 IM (3:59.80). Has nation’s fourth-fastest 500 freestyle time and was named the SEC Freshman of the Week four times during the season.
Sean Fletcher, Madison - Set a national high school record last year in the 100 fly and this season at Michigan has posted best-times of 21.39 in the 50 free, 46.50 in the 100 free, 48.38 in the 100 fly, 1:53.11 in 200 fly, 52.06 in 100 back and 1:55.96 in 200 IM.
Brady Fox, Virginia - A junior national champion now at UVA, Fox has suffered through a back injury all of his freshman season and has not been able to compete.
Michael Hallock, Oakton - Recently set season-best time for Virginia Tech in the 200 freestyle (1:40.31), and holds team’s second fastest time in the 100 backstroke at 50.18.
David Kiss, Edison - Is having a standout freshman year and has an opportunity to medal in several events this week at the CAA championships. Is seeded third in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.81. Also seeded third in the 100 fly (49.58) and fourth in the 200 fly (1:52.37).
Logan Shinholser, Paint Branch – Has posted second-highest diving score this season for the Hokies in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, 349.73 and 390.60, respectively. Has also posted the team’s highest platform score this year, 410.55, a school record. At NCAA championships last year, the platform score would have been good for a seventh-place finish.
Pat Sullivan, Gonzaga – After UC-Irvine dropped its swim program, Sullivan re-entered the recruiting process and committed to the University of Virginia, where he will swim beginning next fall.
Kevin Vallario, Good Counsel -Now at North Carolina State, Vallario is seeded 41st at the upcoming ACC championships in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.28. Is also seeded 29th in the 100 breaststroke (59.36) and 55th in the 100 freestyle (47.01).
Rachael Burnett, Annandale - Set the conference meet record for West Virginia in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:41.65, which would have put her in the ‘B’ final at NCAAs last year. Also finished second in the 400 IM in NCAA ‘B’ standard 4:14.91 and was fourth in the 200 butterfly in ‘B’ standard 2:00.26. Was member of winning 800 freestyle relay (NCAA ‘B’ 7:10.03) and 400 freestyle relay (meet record and ‘B’ standard 3:17.72).
Meredith Cavalier, Brooke Point – Now at U-Va., placed 14 at ACC championships in the 50 free with a time of 23.28. Was also ninth in the 100 back (NCAA ‘B’ 43.46) and was 16th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.38.
Amanda Kendall, Robinson – Now at LSU, finished 12th in the 50 free at SEC championships with a NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 22.89. Was 13th in the 200 freestyle (NCAA ‘B’ 1:48.25) and 10th in the 100 free (NCAA ‘B’ 49.51). Member of 800 free relay and 200 free relay that posted NCAA ‘B’ times of 7:14.54 and 1:29.66, respectively, in fourth-place finishes. Also part of 400 medley relay that placed fifth with NCAA ‘B’ time of 3:39.46. Also part of fifth-place 400 free relay (NCAA ‘B’ 3:19.09). The 200 medley relay went NCAA ‘B’ standard 1:39.37 in time trial.
Gabrielle Mizerak, Osbourn Park -Now at William & Mary, Mizerak is seeded highly in several events for CAAs. In 200 IM she is seeded sixth with a time of 2:06.72, second in the 100 butterfly (55.57) and ninth in the 200 freestyle (1:52.57). Also seeded 37th in the 100 back (1:01.25), 18th in 200 back (2:08.33) and seventh in 200 fly (2:04.75).
Maren Taylor, Yorktown - Top diver now at Texas, Taylor has posted the team’s highest scores in any competition in the 1-meter and platform events with scores of 304.10 and 269.70, respectively. Also has team’s third-highest score in the 3-meter event (315.67).
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