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Katie Meili
Position: Breaststroke/Freestyle/IM
Year: Senior
Hometown: Colleyville, Texas
High School: Nolan Catholic
College: CC
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2011-12: Meili captured five 2012 Ivy League titles, including three individual titles and she was unanimously voted Most Outstanding Swimmer of the Meet... With teammates she captured an Ivy League title in the 200 freestyle relay with a school record time of 1:32.59...She set a school, pool, and Ivy Leauge record time in the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.38 at Ivies.. Meili swam with the 2012 Ivy League champion 400 medley relay team, winning with a time of 3:40.87...  She returned in day two of Ivies to set another school, pool, and Ivy League record in the 100 breaststroke with a NCAA qualifying time of 59.64...Her final victory of the Ivies for first-team All-Ivy Honoree came in the 200 breaststroke, with a NCAA 'B' cut time of 2:10.40...Meili continued to represent Columbia well with a stellar weekend at the USA Swimming Grand Prix swimming in the 100 breast, 50 free and 200 IM and qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials in those events with a time of 1:09.69 in the 100 breast, 26.30 in the 50 free, and 2:18.26 in the 200 IM. She finished third in the 100-meter breaststroke placing her in the top 20 nationally going into the Olympic Trials and giving her a top 30 world ranking...Meili was a participant in the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. In the first day of competition she swam a personal best and a qualifying 'B-final' time of 1:57.08 in 200 IM preliminaries. She finished in 13th place capturing an All-America honorable mention, becoming the first Lion to score since Cristina Teuscher in 2000. Her time of 1:57.08 was a new Columbia mark, breaking her own record of 1:57.38 set in the 2011 Ivy League Championships.

She returned in the 'B-final' to swim a personal best 1:56.73, to yet again set a program best, breaking her own record set in the preliminaries. The time earned her a second place finish in the heat and a tenth place finish overall in the 200 IM.

Meili began her second day at the 2012 NCAA Championships with another impressive performance in the preliminaries of the 100 breaststroke. She set another program record in Auburn, Ala., hitting the wall at 59.44 on her way to a fifth place finish. With a top-five finish, she captured All-America honors in the event, her second honor of the meet. Meili went on to finish fifth in the championship finals of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.74...Meili also competed in the 100 breast at the 2012 Olympic Trials...

2010-11: Had a breakout sophomore season … earned CollegeSwimming.com Mid Major All American honors … named Academic All-Ivy League … 2011 Ivy League Champion in the 200 Individual Medley … earned first-team All-Ivy League honors … won the 200 IM at the 2011 Ivy League Championships with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:59.20 …  also scored points for Columbia in five other events at Ivies … was a part of the 400 medley relay that placed fifth … was a part of the 200 free, 400 free and 800 free relays that took sixth place … qualified for the consolation finals of the 400 IM, winning her heat and finishing ninth overall … her time of 4:19.73 was the fourth fasted time of the day … also set a Uris Pool record (23.51) and a school record (22.82) in the 50 freestyle. 

2009-10: Earned second team All-Ivy League honors in the 100 breaststroke … finished second at the Ivy League championships in the 100 breast, with an NCAA ‘B’ cut and new school record time of 1:02.31 … placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the Ivy League championships, with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 2:15.33 … finished fifth in the 50 free at Ivies after swimming a lifetime-best 23.38 … also scored points for the Lions in the 200 and 400 medley relays, 200 and 400 free relays … set Wagner pool record in the 100 free.

At Nolan Catholic: Earned four varsity letters in swimming …  captained swim team her senior year … named team MVP each of her four years … four-time TAPPS All-State honoree … three-time Scholastic All-American … two-time All-American … seven time TAPPS state champion in the 50 free (2), 100 breast (3) and 200 IM (2) … USA Swimming National team member … part of a team that placed in the top four at state championships each of her four years … led team to a second-place finish at states senior year. 

Personal:
Psychology major ... daughter of Karen and William Meili … ... father, William, played squash at Dartmouth … National Honor Society … graduated Summa Cum Laude … earned Award of Excellence in World Geography and Economics.

PERSONAL BESTS

EVENT

COURSE

TIME

MEET

DATE

CLASS

50 Free SCY

22.82

2011 Ivy League Championship

2/24/2011

Sophomore

100 Free SCY

49.63

2012 Ivy League Championship

2/23/2012

Junior

200 Free SCY

1:47.26

2013 Ivy League Championship

2/28/2013

Senior

500 Free SCY 4:56.50 at Dartmouth
2/10/2013 Senior
1650 Free SCY 17:12.90 vs. Bucknell 1/5/2013 Senior
100 Back SCY

56.14

2011 Ivy League Championship

2/24/2011

Sophomore

200 Back SCY

2:01.47

2011 Terrier invitational
11/18/2011 Junior
100 Breast SCY

58.44

2013 Ivy League Championship

2/28/2013

Senior

200 Breast SCY

2:09.41

2013 Ivy League Championship

2/28/2013

Senior

100 Fly SCY

55.04

vs. Cornell
1/19/13 Senior
200 Fly SCY

2:05.07

2011 Big Al Open
12/4/2011 Junior
200 IM SCY

1:55.09

2013 Ivy League Championship

2/28/2013

Senior

400 IM SCY

4:17.31

vs. Dartmouth

2/12/2012

Junior