Swimming & Diving

Jorden Merrilees
Jorden Merrilees

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia

High School:
Anglican Church Grammar School

Height:
6-2

Event:
IM

Major:
Exercise Science



2013-14:
▪ Horizon League Champion in the 500 free, 200 back and 400 IM while adding relay wins in 400 free relay and 800 free relay
▪ OU record holder in 400 IM with a time of 3:48.51, which was also a Horizon League record
▪ OU record holder in 500 free with a time of 4:18.83, which was also a Horizon League record
▪ Posted a Horizon League record time of 1:45.19 in 200 back at HLs, a time that is fourth-fastest in OU history
▪ Horizon League Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 28, Oct. 22)
▪ Swam the 1000 free during Xavier/Cleveland State dual Jan. 25 for his only swim at that distance on the year; his time of 9:21.56 in that race is fourth-fastest in team records

2012-13:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Named Newcomer of the Championships
▪ Won the 400 IM at the league meet with a time of 3:55.53
▪ Finished runner-up in the 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke
▪ Member of championship 800 free relay team

High School:
▪ Two-time finalist in the Australian Age Swimming Championships
▪ Three-time gold medalist at the Queensland Short Course Championships in 2011
▪ 200-Free Greater Public Schools (GPS) Champion in 2011
▪ Captained high school team to a runner-up finish at the GPS Swim Meet
▪ Six-event qualifier for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team Trials

Academic Achievements
▪ Winner of the 2011 Sir Leslie Wilson Challenge Cup

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Winning 200-Free at GPS Swim Championships in 2011

Personal
Full Name: Jordan Peter Merrilees
Parents: Anthony Merrilees and Helene George
Siblings: Sydney

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Great swim coaches and coaches
2. Swim facilities and campus
3. Chance to swim at the Division I level

Merrilees Personal Bests
Event 2013-14 Top Time Career Top Time
200 Free 1:39.11
Michigan State
1/23/14

1:39.05
2013 Summit League Championship
2/20/13

500 Free 4:18.83*
2014 HL Championship
2/27/14
4:18.83*
2014 HL Championship
2/27/14
* 500 Free time is 1st in OU history

1000
Free

9:21.56*
CSU/XU dual
1/25/14
9:21.56*
CSU/XU dual
1/25/14
* 1000 Free time is 4th in OU history

100
Fly

51.81
IUPUI
2/1/14
51.81
IUPUI
2/1/14

100
Back

50.81
Kenyon College
1/17/14
49.73
EMU Invitational 11/30/12

200
Back

1:45.19*
2014 HL Championship
3/1/14
1:45.19*
2014 HL Championship
3/1/14
* 200 Back time is 4th in OU history

200
IM

1:51.88
Michigan State
1/23/14
1:51.88
Michigan State
1/23/14

400
IM

3:48.51*
2014 HL Championship
2/28/14
3:48.51*
2014 HL Championship
2/28/14
* 400 IM time is 1st in OU history

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