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Alex Meyer
Alex Meyer
Height: 5-11
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ithaca, N.Y.
High School: Ithaca
Position: Distance
House Affiliation: Pforzheimer

International
Will compete in the 10k open water event at the 2012 London Olympic Games ... Named USA Swimming's 2011 Fran Crippen Memorial Male Open Water Swimmer of the Year ... Won the 10k at the 2011 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships ... Placed fourth in the 10k at the 2011 Open Water World Championships to become the first American athlete to qualify for the 2012 Olympics ... Captured gold in the 25k at the 2010 Open Water World Championships ... Took fourth in both the 10k and 5k at the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships ... Swam the 25k at the 2009 FINA World Championships.

Senior 2009-10
Team co-captain ... Recorded second-fastest time in school history in the 1,650 free at NCAA Championships, earning All-America status with a 14th-place time of 14:58.13 … Received Harold S. Ulen Award as the career high-point swimmer at Ivy League Championships … Also received Phil Moriarty Award as the high-point swimmer at 2010 Ivy Championships … Received first-team All-Ivy nods in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free events … Captured the 500 free title at Ivy League Championships with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:22.92 … Placed first in 1,650 free at Ivy Championships, turning in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 15:05.55 … Also captured the title in the 1,000 free at Ivy Championships with a mark of 9:01.87 … Won the 1,650 free at HYP meet with a time of 15:13.80 … Took second in the 500 free at HYP meet with a time of 4:29.06.

Junior 2008-09
Placed 25th at NCAA meet in 1650 freestyle (15:06.58) and was 44th in 500 freestyle (4:24.38) ... Named first-team All-Ivy League in 1000 freestyle (8:57.28) and 1650 freestyle (15:01.18) ... Placed second in both 500 (4:36.85) and 100 freestyle (9:27.23) races against Cornell and Dartmouth ... Touched the wall first in 1000 freestyle (9:23.91) and was second in 500 freestyle (4:36.67) in win over Columbia ... Finished fourth in 500 freestyle (4:28.12) and fifth in the 1650 freestyle (15:33.91) at the Georgia Invitational ... Won the 1650 freestyle (15:40.46) against Navy ... Earned first-place finish in 400 IM (4:06.78) against Penn ... Placed fourth in 200 freestyle (1:44.08) against Brown ... Claimed the 1650 freestyle with time of 15:00.13 and won the 500 free (4:22.83) at HYP meet.

Sophomore 2007-08
Was 34th in 1500 freestyle (15:45.69) at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Also placed 52nd in 400 freestyle (4:00.22) at the trials ... Placed second in the 1,650-yard freestyle at HYP meet with an NCAA "B" provisional mark .. Finished 10th at the USA Swimming 5K Open Water National Championships with a time of 58:59.70.

Freshman 2006-07
Finished sixth at EISL Championships in 1650 freestyle with a mark of 15:31.69 ... At HYP, was third in 1650 freestyle (15:34.71).

Background
Six-year letterwinner in swimming at Ithaca HS ... Team captain as a senior ... Four-time All-America finisher ... Two-time state champion in the 500 freestyle and a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America pick ... Twice named team MVP ... Sectional champion in the 200 and 500 freestyles and the 200 and 400 free relays ... Led school to undefeated dual meet seasons in 2003 and 2004 ... Hobbies include blues and jazz guitar and open-water swimming.