Panthers return 15 finalists and set three school records.
Martin Vogel had the best finish on the day, placing fourth in the 200 fly B final.
Panthers in 10th after first day with 83 points.
Pitt is already in sixth place with 91 points thanks to strong diving performances last week.
Both teams had top-50 GPA's in the entire country.
2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, was fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 free, while helping Pitt place second in the 200 free relay ... For the second straight week, placed fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 free at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern, and helped Pitt to first in the 400 free relay ... Against St. Bonaventure, won the 200 free and took third in the 100 fly ... Placed second in the 100 free and fourth in the 200 fly and aided Pitt's effort in the 400 free relay, which featured the fastest time ... At Notre Dame/Virginia Tech, grabbed fifth in the 200 fly and was on both of Pitt's third place finishing 400 free and 800 free relay teams ... In the Pitt Invite, competed in two championship finals and one consolation finals, placing fourth in the 100 free, sixth in the 100 fly and winning the 200 IM for ninth overall ... Also swam on four top-three finishing relay teams, including the winning 400 free relay squad ... At ATaT Winter Nationals, finished 26th in the 200 fly (1:49.78) and swam two more individual races, while helping Pitt's 800 free team take seventh ... Took second in the 200 fly at Denison ... Competed in the 100 breast and 500 free at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Finished runner-up in both the 100 fly and 200 fly and helped Pitt to a win in the 400 free relay ... At the ACC Championships, swam in one C Final, placing 23rd overall in the 200 fly and had season bests in the 200 fly and 200 IM as well.
2013-14: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ...Finished first in the 200 butterfly against St. Bonaventure... Finished second in the 200 butterfly against Bucknell... Finished second in the 100 butterfly against Bucknell...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he took first place in the 800 yard freestyle relay...Also finished second in the 200 yard IM...Competed in the ATaT winter nationals where he led off the 800-free relay...Advanced to finals in the 200 yard butterfly at the ATaT winter Nationals...Broke the school record in the 800 free relay at the ACC Championship...Earned a personal best time in the 200 IM at the ACC Championship and also earned a spot in the C finals of the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly...Named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team...Received the prestigious Panther Triad Award.
2012-13: Finished second in the 100 butterfly (50.56) and third in the 200 IM against UVa...On the road against Cincinnati Lierley placed first in the 200 free (1:41.71) and second in the 100 fly...Placed third against Notre Dame in both the men's 100 and 200 yard butterfly...Finished first in the men's 800 yard freestyle relay while placing second in the 200 yard IM, 200 yard butterfly, and 200 and 400 yard medley relays at the Pitt Invitational...Lierley placed 19th in the 200 Butterfly at the ATaT Winter Nationals held at the University of Texas...Lierley also swam a season-best time of 1:48.60 and finished third in his heat of the 200 Fly C Finals...Finished second in the men's 100 and 200 yard butterfly races while also taking third in the 200 IM against WVU.
2011-12: Voted Co-Most Valuable Swimmer...Named a CSCAA Academic All-American...Competed in the 200 fly at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb...Broke the school record in the 200 fly (1:46.40) with an NCAA provisional and fourth-place finish at the Big East Championship on Feb. 15...placed 11th in the 200 IM at the Big East Championship...was also ranked in the top eight in the 100 fly.)...Member of the first-place 400 free relay team and claimed second in the 100 fly against Notre Dame (Oct. 28)...topped the podium in the 200 fly and won bronze in the 100 fly and 100 free against Louisville (Nov. 4)...placed first in the 200 free and 200 IM and second in the 500 free against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...claimed first in the 800 free relay, second in the 200 IM and 200 fly and third in the 100 fly at the Pitt Invitational (Nov. 19)...captured silver in the 200 IM at West Virginia (Jan. 7) ...placed third in the 200 fly at Virginia (Jan. 28)...raced in the 50 free (24.85) and 100 fly (55.84) at the Indianapolis Grand Prix (March 31).
High School: Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials after winning the 200 fly at the Senior Sectional meet in Athens, Ga....Named All-Lowcountry Swimmer of the Year...Garnered state titles in the 100 fly and 100 free at the South Carolina High School State Meet...Set state records in the 100 fly and 100 free...Qualified for the 2009, 2010 and 2011USA Swimming Junior Nationals...A three year USA Swimming Scholastic All-American...A member of the Mount Pleasant Swim Club for six years.
Personal: Born August 17, 1992...son of Michael and Elizabeth Lierley...has a brother, Zach.
|Lierley's Personal Best Performances
||1:38.69||12/5/2013||Winter National Championships|
|100 Breast||59.56||12/15/2011||Christmas Meet|
|200 Breast||2:09.56||12/15/2011||Christmas Meet|
|100 Fly||48.30||2/26/2014||ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:46.40||2/15/2012||BIG EAST Championships|
|200 IM||1:49.63||2/26/2014||ACC Championships|
|400 IM||4:07.21||1/13/2012||vs. Maryland/Villanova/Richmond|
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