University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Fly

Mekenna Scheitlin

Class Sr.
Hometown South Barrington, Ill.
High School Barrington

Hawk Item — Finished her career as the Iowa school record holder as part of the 200-free relay (1:30.96), 200-medley relay (1:38.99), and 400-medley relay (3:36.71)… also ranked third in the 50 free (22.77), fourth in the 100 fly (53.95), and tied for 10th in the 100 free (50.51).

2017-18 Honors — Recipient of the team’s Strength & Conditioning Award… CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Academic All Big Ten… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2017-18 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in 50 free (22.77) and 100 fly (54.20)… scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships, placing seventh as part of 200-medley relay (1:39.26) and 200-free relay (1:31.18)… also was 15th individually in 50 free (1:01.39)… led the team in the 50 free, was third in 100 fly and fourth in 100 free… member of team-leading 200-free relay, 400-free relay, and 200-medley relay… posted three individual event wins.

2016-17 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten. 2016-17 — Member of the school-record 200-and-400-medley relays at the Big Ten Championships… swam to collegiate-best times in 50 free (22.84), 100 free (51.56), and 100 fly (53.95)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in 50 free and 100 fly… ranked second on team in 100 fly and third in 50 free… swam on the 200-medley relay (1:38.99) and 400-medley relay (3:36.71) that posted school records and placed seventh at the Big The Championships… also was on the ninth-place 200-free relay (1:31.73)… placed 22nd in the 50 free at the Big Tens.

2015-16 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree… named to UI’s Dean’s List in spring semester. 2015-16 — Swam collegiate-bests in 50 free (23.30), 100 free (51.61), 100 fly (54.84), 200 IM (2:05.88)… was second on team in 100 fly and fourth in 50 free… member of the team’s top 200-free relay (1:31.52)… swam on the 10th-place 200-free relay at the Big Ten Championships… won the 50 free in the dual win at Iowa State (12/11)… part of the winning 200-free relay at the Hawkeye Invitational.

2014-15 Honors — Dean’s List honoree during spring semester… letterwinner. 2014-15 — Swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (23.43), 100 free (51.60), and 100 fly (55.82)… member of record-setting 200 free relay (1:30.96)… member of 400-free relay which ranks third all-time (3:21.34).

High School — 2013 NISCA/Speedo High School Girls All-American in the 400 free and 200-free relay… three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American… holds 10 records at the Barrington Swim Club… four-time IHSA all-state honoree, seven-time state finalist, 13-time conference champion, nine-time IHSA sectional champion and a two-time team most valuable player… holds two school records and holds the most top-10 times in school history… top times are 23.60 (50 free), 51.8 (100 free), and 56.44 (100 fly).

Personal — Born May 14, 1996… daughter of Geoff Scheitlin and Cindy Zarcone… has one brother, Eric… majoring in mechanical engineering.

Scheitlin’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 22.77 at Big Ten Championships 2/15/18
100 Free 50.51 at Minnesota Invitational 12/2/17
100 Fly 53.95 at Ohio State Invitational 11/18-20/16
200 IM 2:05.88 Hawkeye Invitational 12/4/15