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Alex Merrill
Position: Middle Distance Freestyle
Height: 6'1"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Surfside, CA
High School: Los Alamitos HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: Economics
Experience: 1 Letter
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TRITON NOTES
Six-time All-American ... Two-time All-America honorable mention.

AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14
Team co-captain ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Competed at PCSC Championships in four relays and three individual events ... Helped his team to a first-place finish in the 800 free relay (6:37.67) and 400 medley relay (3:17.20), as well as second place in the 200 free relay (1:22.70) ... Finished top eight in the 200 free (1:47.48), top 16 in the 50 free (21.13) and also competed in the 100 free (45.88) ... Competed at NCAA Championships in the 50 free (21.14), 100 free (45.69) and a top-18 finish in the 200 free (1:39.32) ... Was a member of the 400 medley relay (3:17.03), which finished within the top eight ... Also participated in the 800 free relay (6:41.33), finishing in top 16 and earning All-America honorable mention ... Concluded his season with a top-10 mark in the 200 free (1:39.03) at No. 4 and two Canyonview pool records, one in the 200 free (1:41.18) and the other in the 800 free relay (7:01.40) ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12
Contended in eight events at the PCSC Championships ... Swam a leg in first-place finishes in the 800 free relay (6:38.30) and 400 free relay (3:01.17) ... Was the conference runner-up in the 200 free (1:40.15) and finished third in the 100 free (45.90) ... Participated in the prelims of the 500 free (4:35.01), 50 free (21.18) and 100 fly (51.37) ... Also swam a leg on one of UCSD's 200 free relay teams (1:23.96) ... Competed in all seven freestyle-related events at the NCAA Championships in Mansfield, Texas ... Helped Tritons secure a third-place team finish in the 200 free relay (1:20.71) ... Member of UCSD teams that placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 400 free relay (2:59.04) and 800 free relay (6:37.68) ... Finished 15th overall in the 200 free (1:39.70) ... Saw action in the 500 free (4:33.72, 18th), 50 free (21.01, 38th) and 100 free (46.17, 44th).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
At the PCSC Championships, helped the 800 free relay team to a league title in 6:42.18 ... Placed second in the 200 free (1:40.31) ... Member of the 400 free relay team that placed second (3:02.11) ... Swam the 100 free in 46.30 to take third ... Finished the 50 free with a 21.53, which was good enough for 11th place.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School ... Starring in the 200 free event as a senior for the Griffins, he took first place at the Sunset League finals with a 1:41.63 mark ... Placed ninth at the Division I Championships after posting a time of 1:40.88 in the 200 free.

PERSONAL
Born March 10, 1992 in Newport ... Parents are Scott and JoAnn Merrill ... Father sailed for Stanford while mother is a graduate of UCLA ... Has a younger brother named Max ... Majoring in economics with a minor in accounting at Roosevelt College ... Enjoys surfing, kiteboarding, traveling and free diving in his spare time ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete ... Considers throwing his coaches in the pool after the conference victory as his most memorable UCSD moment ... His parents and grandparents are his greatest influences.

2012 NCAA Division II Championships
50 Free - 21.01 (Prelims) - 38th Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.42 (Finals) - 3rd Place
200 Free Relay Split - 20.73 (Prelims) - 3rd Place
200 Free - 1:39.70 (B Final) - 7th Place (15th overall)
200 Free - 1:39.07 (Prelims) - 16th Place
500 Free - 4:33.72 (Prelims) - 18th Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:39.03 (Finals) - 6th Place
100 Free - 46.17 (Prelims) - 44th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 44.48 (Finals) - 5th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 45.54 (Prelims) - 7th Place

2011 NCAA Division II Championships
50 Free - 21.36 (Prelims) - 42nd Place
200 Free - 1:40.39 (Prelims) - 18th Place
500 Free - 4:35.48 (Prelims) - 17th Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:40.03 (Finals) - 5th Place
100 Free - 45.97 (Prelims) - 26th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 45.38 (Finals) - 6th Place
400 Free Relay Split - 45.74 (Prelims) - 6th Place

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