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Meyer to Compete at Open Water National Championships

Alex Meyer will look to lock up the open water national title this weekend in Long Beach, Calif. (David Silverman).

Alex Meyer ’10 of the men’s swimming and diving team will compete in the 2010 10K Open Water National Championship this Friday in Long Beach, Calif. The event will serve as the official trials for the U.S. Open Water National Team, which will compete at the Pan Pacific and World Open Water Championships in 2010.

Meyer finished his collegiate career on a high note, earning All-America accolades this season with a 14th-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships. The Ithaca, N.Y., native also earned the Harold S Ulen and Phil Moriarty Awards at the 2010 Ivy League Championship meet, as the career high-point and meet high-point swimmer, respectively. In his most recent open water action, Meyer captured the title at the 2010 Nike Swim Miami Open Water meet, completing the 10K race in 1:57:58.