LSU Gold
Austin, Texas
High School
McNeil HS

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Experienced swimmer who competed at the Southeastern Conference Championships for the first time in his career his senior season … Registered career lows in the 100 backstroke (50.01) and in the 100 butterfly (51.40) at the SEC Championships … Swam three impressive marks in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 fly at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Set his then career low in the 100 fly (51.40) in a 15th place finish at the midseason meet … Raced to 14th in the 200 back (1:55.17) and to 18th in the 100 back (52.21) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Competed in every dual meet … Took fourth in the 100 back (52.04) in a dual win over Alabama … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his third varsity letter.

Multi-stroke swimmer who competed in the Tennessee Invitational and three dual meets … Made the ‘B’ final of the 200 backstroke and placed 16th with a season low of 1:56.02 at the Tennessee Invitational … Part of top-16 swims in the 200 medley relay, the 400 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay at Tennessee Invitational … Exhibitioned in the 100 back and swam a time of 53.68 against Auburn … Swam in the 200 medley relay and the 100 free against Florida State … Earned his second varsity letter.

Backstroke and butterfly contributor who made significant strides toward the end of his second collegiate season … Posted personal-best times in his three best events … Competed in every dual meet and Cougar Classic Invitational … Enjoyed the finest meet of his young career at Texas A&M, winning the 200 back in a personal-best clocking of 1:49.07 and taking second in the 100 back with another lifetime best of 50.01 … Raced to fifth in the 200 back at the Cougar Classic (1:54.37), recorded seventh in the 100 back (52.81) and placed eighth in the 100 fly after swimming a career best of 52.29 in the prelims … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his first varsity letter.

Added depth to the backstroke events and medley relays … Competed in five dual meets and Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational … Swam to a fifth-place finish in the 100 back (53.59) in a win over UNO … Recorded a season best, lead-off split of 53.31 in the 100 back against Texas A&M in the 400 medley relay … Placed 13th in both backstroke races at the Cougar Classic … Registered personal bests of 51.67 and 51.50 in the 100 back and 100 butterfly, respectively, at a sectional meet.

A key member and co-captain of his district champion high school squad in 2009 … Specializes in backstroke events and holds a top time of 52.70 in the 100 back … Also played hockey at the prep level … Coached by Johnny Foss.

Born June 13, 1991 in Southlake, Texas … Parents are Alex and Caroline Mericas … Has one older sister, Liz … Majoring in mechanical engineering.

100 backstroke, 50.01, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:49.07, 2011 at Texas A&M
100 butterfly, 51.40, 2013 SEC Championships

100 backstroke, 50.01, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:49.65, SEC Championships
100 butterfly, 50.40, SEC Championships


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