|Hometown:||Yorba Linda, CA|
|High School:||Esperanza HS|
2015-16 (Freshman) -- Completed an impressive first season at Cal Poly by claiming a quartet of Top-2 program event finishes during the season in the freestyle events, which included the second-best mark among all Mustangs in the 200 free (1:51.69 on the opening day of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships) and 500 free (4:56.41 on the opening day of the A3 Performance Invitational) ... her 1,000 free mark of 10:19.71 is good for the third-best mark in program history, which she recorded on the opening day of the MPSF Championships ... also raced the 1,650 free in 17:04.65 on the final day of the A3 Performance Invitational, which etched her name into fourth in program history in the event ... delivered a 400 IM time of 4:37.68 during a 172-90 victory over UC Santa Cruz on Jan. 16.
Prep -- Holds the Esperanza High record in the 400 free relay ... completed an 11th-place showing in the 500 free with a time of 4:58.54 during the 2014-15 California Southern Section Division I Championships ... also recorded a time of 1:53.12 in the 200 free during the California Southern Section Championship during the same season.
Personal -- Meghan E. Merlihan was born on Sept. 17, 1996 in Greendale, WI ... daughter of Terry and Kim Merlihan, both of whom attended Marquette University ... has one brother, Patrick, a student of the University of Arizona, and one sister, Michaela, who attends UCLA ... majors in environmental engineering.