Sarah Merritt Senior Pasadena, Md. Breaststroke, Individual Medley CO-CAPTAIN 2008-09: Recorded the third-fastest 500 freestyle on the season with a 5:03.22 ... Saw action in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley ... Was fourth on the team in the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke, sixth in the 200 freestyle and 400 individual medley ... Placed third in the 200 freestyle against Campbell ... Swiped fifth in the 200 breaststroke on a 2:25.57 against Miami and UMBC ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll.
2007-08: Took second in the 400 IM against Gardner-Webb with a 4:33.53 and second in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:24.01 at Maryland ... Had four top-10 finishes in the 100 breaststroke and six in the 200 breaststroke ... Placed fourth in the 100 freestyle against Gardner-Webb with a 56.48 ... Clocked in with a 1:58.10 in the 200 freestyle against Virginia Tech, good for fourth overall ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll.
2006-07: Team captain ... Competed in six events including the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... Finished third in the 200 breaststroke against Clemson with a time of 2:29.82 ... Also had four other top-five finishes in the 200 breaststroke ... Swam a personal best of 2:24.98 in the 200 breaststroke against Gardner-Webb, also notching a top-three time for the team on the season ... Also grabbed a team season top-three time after finishing the 200 individual medley in 2:08.07 at the Terrapin Cup Invite ... Took first in the 400 individual medley against Clemson ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll.
High School & Personal: Swam at Chesapeake High School ... In December 2004, posted a time of 2:19.90 for the 200 breaststroke, which qualified her for the U.S. Open ... Also competed in the 100 breaststroke ... Ranked in the top five in Maryland for the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and the 200 individual medley ... Holds 23 short-course team records and 20-long course meter team records ... Also swam at the Western Family YMCA for Katie Jenkins ... Placed fifth in the nation at the YMCA Short Course National Championship for the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:21.11 ... Member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and was class secretary for her sophomore and junior year, and class vice-president her senior year ... Daughter of Tim and Pearl Merritt ... Majoring in middle grades education.
Merritt's Top Times: 100 breaststroke - 1:05.22 200 breaststroke - 2:19.90 500 freestyle - 5:03.22 200 IM - 2:08.87