Women's Swimming

 

  Meriza Werenski
Meriza  Werenski

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
South Hadley, Mass.

High School:
Holyoke Catholic HS

Height:
5-4

Event:
Breast/IM

Experience:
1L


04/15/2015

Women's Swimming & Diving Celebrates A Successful 2014-15 Campaign

UMass finished second at the A-10 championship meet for the second time in the last three years.

11/11/2014

Meriza Werenski Named Atlantic 10 Performer Of The Week

11/05/2014

Kindvall, Werenski Named UMass Co-Athletes Of The Week

Duo will be recognized at this week's UMass Sports Luncheon

10/20/2013

Highlights from Saturday's dual meet at Army

Highlights and interviews from Saturday's dual meet at Army. Coaches Mandy Hixon, Bob Newcomb and Russ Yarworth are featured, along with freshman distance swimmer Meriza Werenski.

Career Top Times

Event Time (School Rank) Date
100 Freestyle 54.45 11/1/2013
200 Freestyle 1:50.76 (3rd) 2/18/2015
500 Freestyle 5:01.34 10/4/2013
1000 Freestyle 10:16.44 (2nd) 10/12/2013
100 Breaststroke 1:03.97 (2nd) 11/9/2013
200 Breaststroke 2:14.82 (1st) 2/19/2014
200 Individual Medley 2:02.34 (1st) 2/19/2015
400 Individual Medley 4:18.54 (1st) 2/19/2014

2014-15 (Sophomore):
Won the Spike Award (with Jocelyn Yuen) at the season awards banquet ... Swam in all nine events, competing primarily in the 200 Breaststroke, 200 and 400 Individual Medleys ... Won two bronze medals in the 200 IM (2:02.34, school record) and 400 IM (4:20.63), while scoring in the 200 Breast (2:19.91, 11th) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Won gold in the 200 Breast (2:18.57), 200 IM (2:03.25) and 400 IM (4:21.00) at the Terrier Invitational ... Top 100 Breast (1:04.64) time was a runner-up finish to teammate Katie Arnott (by .08) at the Terrier Invitational ... Won the 500 Free both times she was entered - in duals with Army (5:04.26) and Bryant (5:15.05) ... Went undefeated in dual competition in the 200 (6-0) and 400 IM (4-0).

2013-14 (Freshman):
Named Rookie of the Year at the year-end team awards banquet ... Second Team All-Conference as member of second place 800 Free Relay at A-10 meet ... Set school records in the 200 Breast (2:18.42), 200 IM (2:02.46), 400 IM (4:18.54) and 400 Medley Relay, while posting No. 2 times in the 100 Breast (1:03.97) and 1000 Free (10:16.44) ... Also secured both UMass freshman and Joseph. R. Rogers, Jr. Pool records in the 200 Breast, 200 IM, 400 IM ... Freshman record in the 100 Free and UMass poll mark as part of a 400 Free Relay with Cassie Sosnovich, Anna Cavanaugh and Zoe Judd against Binghamton (11/2) ... Won bronze in the 200 Breast (2:14..82 - NCAA B Cut) and 400 IM (4:18.54 - NCAA B Cut), fifth in the 200 IM (2:02.46) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2./19-22) ... Won gold in the 100 Breast (1:04.31), 200 Breast (2:16.54), 200 IM (2:03.18), and silver in the 400 IM (4:18.55) at the Terrier Invitational (11/22).

Before UMass:
Four-year team MVP at Holyoke Catholic HS in Chicopee, Mass. for coaches Ryan Yucka (9th-11th) and George Plouffe (12th) ... Won eight Western Mass. and seven Mass. Division II state titles in her career ... Participated in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 IM (2:21.08 for 81st of 124) and 400 IM (5:00.60 for 99th of 125) ... Was a four-time All-America selection and three-time national champion for the Holyoke YMCA Vikings and coach Randy Smith.

Personal:
Full name is Meriza Carol Werenski ... Born on Aug. 30, 1995 in Northampton, Mass. ... Daughter of Diane and Stephen Werenski ... Has a sister, Mackenzie (16) ... Kinesiology major.

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