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Riley Merrill Athlete Profile

Riley Merrill

Positions: Individual Medley, Breaststroke Height: 5-7 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2013-2017 Hometown: Westerville, OH Last School: Westerville South High School

Before BYU:

High School

  • Prepped at Westerville South High School under coach Kevin Kissling
  • Took honors and AP courses
  • Played in school orchestra

Personal

  • Born in Bremerton, Wash.
  • Has four brothers, Cade, Cohen, Collin and Carson
  • Swam club for Greater Colombus Swim Team of Ohio under coach Steve Nye
  • Favorite event is 100 breast
  • Majoring in communications disorders


2013-2014 | Freshman Year

  • Recorded her first career win in the 100 breast (1:07.30) against UNLV
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:25.48) against UNLV
  • Contributed to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:44.87) against Utah
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performances in 200 medley relay (1:40.90), 400 medley relay (3:43.22) and the 200 breast (2:16.38)

2014-2015 | Sophomore Year

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:22.11) against UNLV
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 IM (2:12.01) against Denver
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 100 breast (1:06.19) against Grand Canyon
  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:22.66) against Grand Canyon
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performances in the 200 IM (2:03.30), 400 IM (4:23.63) and 200 breast (2:16.73)

2015-2016 | Junior Year

  • Recorded a third-place finish in the 200 IM (2:08.98) against UNLV
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 100 breast (1:07.24) against UC Davis
  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 200 breast (2:24.82) against Oregon State
  • Named All-MPSF Second-Team in 400 IM

2016-2017 | Senior Year

  • Recorded a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:07.88) and third-place finishes in the 400 IM (4:34.91) and in the 100 IM (59.79) at the Colorado Mesa Intermountain Shootout