At Princeton — 2015-16: earned All-America honors when he led the 200 free relay to 13th at the 2016 NCAA Championships; Mackrel had the fastest split of the quartet (19.14), which topped his Ivy split by a half second … finished third in the 200 free at the Ivy Championships to help Princeton rally past Harvard; moved to seventh in the Princeton all-time Top 10 in the 200 (1:36.57) … made A final in the 50 free and took 10th in the 100 free … earned first-team All-Ivy League honors in the 400 and 800 free relay and second-team in the 200 free relay … part of winning 200 free relay in Princeton's first H-Y-P win since 2012. 2014-15: earned first-team All-Ivy League honors as member of record-setting 200 free and 400 free relays at the Ivy League Championships; wins helped Princeton reclaim the Ivy League team title … reached the A final in the 100 free and placed eighth; time of 43.98 is ninth-fastest in Princeton history … placed in top ten of both the 50 and 200 free at Ivies with top-five times of the Princeton season. 2013-14: competed in his first Ivy League Championships meet as a freshman … reached championship final of the 200 free, placing eighth in 1:38.19 … earned second-team All-Ivy League honors as a member of the runner-up 800 free relay … placed 11th in the 100 free (44.74) … reached C final in the 50 free … posted Princeton’s third-fastest 200 free time (1:37.23) of the season.
Quick Fact: USA Swimming Junior National finalist in the 50 free
50 Free: 20.36
100 Free: 44.88
200 Free: 1:39.94
100 Fly: 50.44
100 Breast: 57.54
Why Princeton: The sense of community stood out from any other school. The team is incredibly close, and the entire school was very inviting. Between the awesome academics, great coaching staff, and constant support of teammates, I knew Princeton was the place where I would thrive the most.
Orr on Mackrel
“Standing at 6-8, Julian’s height will be a big asset in the sprint events. He is someone who could be a relay contender in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. He has a lot of untapped potential, and we look forward to seeing what he can accomplish while training with our sprinters.”