Adam McDonald of Mason Manta Rays Gives West Virginia First 2022 Verbal

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NEW COMMIT: West Virginia University has received their first verbal commitment for the fall of 2022 from Junior National qualifier Adam McDonald of Middletown, Ohio.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m very excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for West Virginia University. I’m thankful for my family, coaches, and teammates who have helped me along the way. I’m looking forward to being apart of an amazing team! Go Mountaineers!!??”

A talented breaststroker and IMer, McDonald does his club swimming with Mason Manta Rays and earned bronze in the 200m breast at Elkart Sectionals back in March. He also finished third in both the 100 breast and 200 breast at the 18&U Winter Championships – Oxford in December.

His best times include:

  • 100 breast – 55.57
  • 200 breast – 2:01.77
  • 200 IM – 1:51.60
  • 400 IM – 4:03.33

A rising senior at Lakota East High School, McDonald placed seventh in the 200 IM and ninth in the 100 breast as a junior at the Ohio State Championships. The week prior, he was the runner-up in both of those events at the Southwest District Meet.

McDonald is a great pickup for the Mountaineers, as he would’ve ranked No. 2 in the 200 breast and No. 4 in the 100 breast on their lineup last season. He also would’ve scored in the A-final of both of those events at the 2021 Big 12 Championships.

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