Haley Harris, Megan Murphy, Catherine Weaverling Set to Join Navy’s Class of 2025

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NEW COMMIT: The United States Naval Academy has received a trio of verbal commitments for their growing class of 2025 from Haley Harris (Ponte Vedra, Fla.), Megan Murphy (West Palm Beach, Fla.), and Catherine Weaverling (Glen Mills, Pa.).

All three talented swimmers will join Caroline Irwin, Jennifer Luong, Danielle “Dani” Ghine and Katie Wong in Annapolis at the start of the 2021-22 season.

HALEY HARRIS

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Photo Courtesy: Haley Harris Instagram (@haley.regan)

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the United States Naval Academy! I want to give a big thank you to my amazing family, teammates, and coaches who have supported me endlessly throughout the process! #gonavybeatarmy ⚓️💙💛”

A versatile swimmer, Harris swims year-round with Loggerhead Aquatics and collected five gold medals at the Jax Parks Classic in January after winning both IM events at the Gator Invite. Last summer, she finaled in the 400m IM at Greensboro Futures en route to achieving a best time.

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 2:05.34
  • 400 IM – 4:25.35
  • 100 fly – 56.82
  • 200 free – 1:52.10
  • 500 free – 5:02.99

Also competing for Bartram Trail High School, Harris is a six-time Florida State Championship finalist. She placed seventh in the 200 IM and 16th in the 100 fly as a junior at the 4A meet while taking seventh in both the 200 free and 500 free as a sophomore at the 3A meet.

MEGAN MURPHY

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Photo Courtesy: Tina Murphy

She told Swimming World:

“I am so happy to announce my verbal commitment to the Naval Academy! I would like to thank my coaches, my family, and my friends for supporting me throughout my swimming career and in this COVID college process. I couldn’t be happier with my choice. Go Navy, beat army!”

Murphy, who is a Junior National qualifier, trains with East Coast Aquatic Club and placed 11th in the 100m free and 15th in the 100m back at Plantation Sectionals in March while racing three events at Juniors East in December. She collected the gold medal in the 100m back Florida Gold Coast Seniors last summer before going on to take 19th in that race at Greensboro Futures.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 25.14
  • 100 back – 55.09
  • 200 back – 2:02.52
  • 50 free – 23.49
  • 100 free – 51.61

A rising senior at Forest Hill High School, she is a six-time Florida 4A State Championship finalist. Murphy was the 100 back runner-up and placed eighth in the 50 free in 2019 while finishing fourth and seventh, respectively, in those events in 2018. She also grabbed bronze in her signature event in 2017.

CATHERINE WEAVERLING

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Photo Courtesy: Catherine Weaverling via CollegeSwimming

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at the United States Naval Academy! I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches for their amazing support. So incredibly grateful for this opportunity to serve my country. Go Navy!!⚓️ #BeatArmy”

Also a Junior National qualifier, Weaverling does her club swimming with Delaware Swim Team and raced four events at Juniors East raced to fifth place in the 100/200 back combo this past short course season. She had a strong showing at Middle Atlantic LCM Seniors last summer and finaled in three events at Geneva Futures.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 26.45
  • 100 back – 55.61
  • 200 back – 2:00.81
  • 100 fly – 54.87
  • 400 IM – 4:28.61

While competing for Garnet Valley High School, Weaverling is a five-time Pennsylvania 3A State Championship finalist. She finished eighth in the 100 fly and 12th in the 100 back during her junior campaign while placing fourth and ninth, respectively, in those events as a sophomore.

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4 comments

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    Terry L Wilmore

    CONGRATULATIONS CATHERINE!!! GO NAVY

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    Grandmom!

    We are very happy for you, Catherine! Remember your Great Chaplain Thomas Wootten and your Aunt Catherine Sucher Greeley both made Captain in the Navy! So you have your work cut for you!❤️❤️❤️😄😄😄😄

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    Package

    That third girl- Weaverling, looks like she’s going to enjoy swimming for Navy.

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    Tory

    Catherine Weaverling we are so proud of you! Lots of trips down for football and Jojo’s boat. Love you!

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