March 24, 2010
From Justin Kischefsky, Navy Sports Information
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy senior Adam Meyer will make his second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Swimming Championship this week when he competes in the meet that begins Thursday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Preliminary heats will begin at 12 Noon on each of the three days of the meet, with the session of finals slated to start at 7 p.m. nightly.
A live and free video stream of the competition on both Thursday and Friday and the trial heats on Saturday can be found at www.NCAA.com, while www.ESPN360.com will stream Saturday night's session of finals. Additionally, the NCAA's web site also will provide live results from each session of the championship.
Meyer will be looking to duplicate, if not improve upon his performance at the 2009 national championship. Last year he placed 21st in the 200 individual medley and 39th in the 100 butterfly before earning Honorable Mention All-America honors with his 11th-place showing in the 200 butterfly. His was the first All-America recognition earned by a Mid in an individual swimming event in 36 years.
Meyer, who was tabbed as the Patriot League Swimmer of the Year in both 2009 and `10, will begin competition in this year's NCAA Championship Thursday with the 200 individual medley event. His qualifying time of 1:45.82 has him seeded 30th in the event.
After taking Friday off from competition, Meyer will close out the meet Saturday by taking part in the 200 breaststroke and 200 butterfly events. He is seeded 33rd in the 200 breast with his qualifying time of 1:57.49 and 18th with his season-best clocking of 1:44.36 in the 200 fly.
"Qualifying for the 2010 NCAA Championship is a well deserved accomplishment for Adam," said Navy head coach Bill Roberts. "We are excited to again be present at this meet."