Giordano renews Pitt’s 1M facility reign with record performance
Ritter headlines multiple NCAA B cut times and school records
Host team wins eight events on the meet’s first day
Panthers win a total of 24 events on the day
Zach Lierley qualifies for two finals and earns a Junior Nationals time in one.
2015-16: Helped 400 free relay and 200 medley relay to third place while finishing ninth in the 200 IM and 100 breast at Virginia Tech/Notre Dame…Placed first in 100 breastroke and the 200 yard breaststroke, while also participating in 400 medley relay and 200 yard freestyle relay at Bucknell...Competed in the 200 yard medley relay and 200 yard breaststroke, won the 200 yard medley relay and took second in the 100 yard breaststroke (57.49).Took second place in the 200 IM and also competed in the 100 breast, 200 breast and swam with the 200 medley relay team against Duke to open the season.
2014-15: Placed seventh in the 50 free against both Duke and Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Was fourth in the 50 free against St. Bonaventure ... Versus Bucknell, took third in the 50 free, fifth in the 200 breast and fourth in the 100 back ... Swam in four bonus finals at the Pitt Invite, winning each of them to finish 17th overall in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly and 100 back, while helping Pitt win the 400 free relay ... Competed in three races at the AT&T Winter Nationals ... Was third in the 200 IM and fourth in the 200 breast against West Virginia ... Placed fifth in the 200 breast and sixth in the 100 breast at Denison ... Won the 100 breast and was runner-up in the 200 breast at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Placed first in the 200 breast, second in the 200 IM and third in the 100 breast at Villanova ... At the ACC Championships, swam the C Final of the 200 breast, placing 20th overall in a personal best 1:59.62 while also swimming a lifetime best in time trials of the 50 free.
2013-14: Finished third in the 100 breaststroke against Bucknell... Finished second in the 200 breaststroke against Bucknell...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he finished third in the 100 yard butterfly...finished second in the 200 medley relay at the Pitt invite...Competed at the AT&T Nationals...Finished fourth in the 200 Breast against Denison...Swam the 200 IM, 100 Breast and the 200 Breast at the ACC Championships...Made the C final and finished twenty-third at the ACC Championships in the 100 Breaststroke.
High School: Lettered all four years of varsity swimming...made the WPIAL's all four years in his events (IM,FR,BR)...made PIAA Class AAA states in the 100 Breast, 200 IM in 2011 and the 200 Free in 2012...broke six school records at Penn Hills...was a part of the club team Penn Hills Dolphins from 2004-2012...also played volleyball in high school.
Personal: Born July 3, 1995...son of William and Linda Larson...his dad played volleyball at Pitt...has five siblings (Christian, Micah, Tory, Vicki and Chris)...majoring in exercise science.
|Larson's Personal Best Performances
||45.54||3/12/2015||AMS Gold Championship|
|100 Breast||55.08||2/26/2014||ACC Championships|
|200 Breast||1:59.62||2/25-28/2015||ACC Championships|
|100 Fly||49.89||11/21/2014||Pitt Invitational|
|200 IM||1:47.89||11/21/2014||Pitt Invitational|
|400 IM||4:13.65||10/26/2013||vs. Bucknell|
Pitt Swim & Dive Teams Dominate on Senior Day
Giordano, Sharp Sweep vs. Carnegie Mellon, Clarion
Swim and Dive Caps Regular Season at Home
Sharp Tabbed ACC Diver of the Week
Pitt Swimming and Diving Sweeps Denison
Swimming and Diving Continues Action vs. Denison