Olympic Trials Qualifier McKenna Stone Verbally Commits to Cal for 2021

McKenna Stone
Photo Courtesy: McKenna Stone Instagram (@mckenna.stone)

NEW COMMIT: The University of Cal, Berkeley has received their first verbal commitment for the 2021-22 season and beyond from talented sprinter McKenna Stone of Naperville, Ill.

Stone does her club swimming with Fox Valley Swim Team and owns the Olympic Trials cut in the 50m free with six additional Summer Juniors standards. She earned a best time at Phillips 66 Nationals this past summer before going on to earn silver in the 50m/100m free as well as bronze in the 50m fly at NCSAs. Last winter she placed 20th in the 50m free at Nationals, grabbed third in that event at Juniors West, and recorded five top-20 finishes at NCSAs.

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Photo Courtesy: McKenna Stone Instagram (@mckenna.stone)

A current junior at Metea Valley High School, Stone is already a four-time Illinois State Championship finalist. She was the runner-up in both the 50 free and 100 free as a sophomore while placing fifth and sixth, respectively, in those events during her freshman season. She has also earned NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts.

In SCY, her best times include:

  • 50 fly – 24.45
  • 100 fly – 54.16
  • 50 free – 22.61
  • 100 free – 49.50
  • 200 free – 1:49.04
  • 200 IM – 2:02.22

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 50m fly – 27.48 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 100m fly – 1:01.24
  • 50m free – 25.81
  • 100m free – 56.31
  • 200m free – 2:05.24
  • 200m IM – 2:19.87

Stone will make an immediate impact both individually and on relays when she suits up for the Bears as a member of the class of 2025. She would’ve scored in the B-final of the 50 free as well as the C-final of the 100 free and 100 fly at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships. Even with just under two years of club swimming still to go, her best times in the 50 free and 100 free are already fast enough for the 2019-20 NCAA “B” standards. She’ll have two years of overlap with current Cal Bears Eloise RileyIsabel Ivey, and Emma Davidson.

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