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Year: Senior
City/State: Katonah, N.Y.
High School: John Jay


Junior: Duke’s top breaststroker at both 100 and 200 yards … claimed fifth place in the 200 breast at the ACC Championships in an NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 2:14.82 … also notched sixth place and a ‘B’ standard at ACCs in the 100 breast (1:02.35) … set the 200 breast school record in ACC prelims (2:14.38), breaking her personal best by over three seconds … combined with Dwyer, Beall, and Niessl to set school records in both the 200 and 400 medley relays … established herself as the second fastest 50 freestyler on the team … first place in the 100 breast at the Gamecock Invitational in a then career-best 1:03.93 … joined with Dwyer, Beall, and Niessl to win the 400 medley relay at the Gamecock Invitational (3:45.43) … finished first or second place in the 100 breast at every dual meet … dropped 4.44 seconds between the N.C. State and Maryland meet and the ACC Championships … named to the ACC Honor Roll and the 2008-09 All-ACC Academic Team …

Sophomore: Member of three school record relay teams, two of which set NCAA ‘B’ standards during the year ... teamed up with Danielle Spearman, Shannon Beall, and Kirstie Jeffrey for a seventh-place finish at the ACC Championships, setting a school record and ‘B’ standard 1:33.20 ... joined Spearman, Beall, and Ashley Twichell in a fifth-place finish in the 400 medley relay at ACCs, a 3:44.09 performance that was a school-record and ‘B’ standard ... part of sixth-place 200 medley relay team at ACCs, along with Spearman, Beall, and Emily Lang, that swam a 1:42.98 to take sixth place and set a school record ... swam a 1:03.67 in the finals of the 100 breast stroke at ACCs, a ‘B’ standard and good for seventh place ... swam 23.99 in the 50 free at ACCs, Duke’s fastest of the season ... 2:18.52 in the 200 breast at ACCs ... then swam a personal best 2:17.63 one week later in the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... held Duke’s third and fifth fastest times of the season in the 100 breast, coming against Virginia and Gardner-Webb, and ECU ... four of team’s fastest swims in the 200 breast stroke all season ... 11th in the 200 breast finals (2:23.15) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... named to the ACC Honor Roll... named Honorable Mention Academic All-American ...

Freshman: Competed in the 200 breast consolation finals at the ACC Championships, touching in a personal best 2:20.58 ... also competed in the 100 breast consolation finals, after finishing in 1:05.62 for a personal best in preliminary action ... was a member of the second-fastest 200 medley relay team, as the foursome of Bannon, Shannon Beall, Danielle Spearman and Erin Frizzell touched in 1:46.62 at the Patriot Invitational ... placed second in the 100 breast versus Clemson, as she and Jackie Rodriguez took the top two spots in the event ... took first place in the 100 breast versus Davidson, touching in 1:06.46 ... was named to the ACC Honor Roll ...

Prep: Four-year letter winner at John Jay High School ... 2001-2005 All-Section selection ... 2001-2005 All-League selection ... State Qualifier all four years ... member of the National Honor Society ...

Personal: Born Meredith Lee Bannon on March 9, 1988 in Schenectady, New York ... daughter of Robert and Jill Bannon ... has two siblings, Robert and Courtney ... enjoys biking, baking and eating blueberry pancakes.

Career Bests
50 Free 23.99
100 Breast 1:03.31
200 Breast 2:17.63

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