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  Zach Lierley
Zach Lierley

Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, S.C.

High School:
Wando

Position:
BK/IM/BR

12/07/2014

Pitt Swimming Earns Top-10 Finishes At Winter Nationals

Eight swimmers race in finals on last day of Winter Nationals.

12/05/2014

Panthers Well-Represented In Friday's Finals

Five Panthers Swim In Friday's Finals

12/03/2014

Pitt Takes On AT&T Winter Nationals

33 swimmers (19 men and 14 women) will take part in the four-day event.

11/25/2014

Pitt Invite Weekend Rewind

Panthers set three school records and record eight NCAA

11/22/2014

Pitt Continues Success on Day Two

Kinga Cichowska and Meme Sharp each set school records at Pitt Invite.

2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, won the 200 back and was runner-up in both the 200 IM and 1000 free ... At Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern, placed second in both the 200 back and 200 IM ... Won the 400 IM versus St. Bonaventure ... Against Bucknell, won the 200 back and was runner-up in the 1000 free ... Nabbed third in the 400 IM at Notre Dame/Virginia Tech ... Swept both the 200 IM and 400 IM at the Pitt Invite, and also was third in the 200 back ... At the AT&T Winter Nationals, swam in one A Final, placing seventh overall in the 400 IM (3:49.65), and one C Final, taking 20th overall in the 200 back (1:45.99) ... Also was 27th in the 200 IM.

2013-2014:
Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in the 200 backstroke against St. Bonaventure...Finished first in the 200 backstroke against Bucknell...Against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, he finished third in the 200 yard butterfly...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he earned three first place finishes in the 200 yard IM, the 400 yard IM, and in the 200 yard backstroke...Earned a spot in the bonus final in the 200 IM at the AT&T winter Nationals...Broke the school record and finished seventh at the AT&T winter Nationals in the 400 IM...Competed at the ACC Championships where he went a lifetime best in the 200 IM...Broke his own school record in the 400 IM and finished tenth overall at the ACC Championships...He also swam in the C final and earned a lifetime best in the 200 Backstroke at the ACC Championship.

High School: 2012 Olympic Trial qualifier ... Placed 31st in the 200 back, 33rd in the 400 IM and 56th in the 200 IMMultiple State Champion and State record holder...helped swim team achieve State Championships (two years straight) and won the state title in the 200 IM and as part of the medley relay team (2013)...named All-Low country Swimmer two years straight...earned "Palmetto Scholar" title (state honor for top five percent of graduating class)...named Scholastic All-America by USA Swimming...named State H.S. Male Swimmer of the Year in January 2012 by the State's High School Sports Report...competed in US Open...named to the USA-S 2011-2012 National Junior Team....won State Champion in in the 100 Breast and 200 IM both sophomore and junior years...swam 6 years varsity...member of State AAAA Championship Team in seventh grade.

Personal: Son of Mike and Elizabeth Lierley...has one brother, Jon, a junior on the Pitt swim team...a member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club...intends to major in business or pharmacy

Lierley's Personal Best Performances
Event Time Date Venue
50 Free
24.69 10/26/2013 vs. Bucknell
100 Free
51.05 10/26/2013 vs. Bucknell
200 Free
1:44.19 10/26/2013 vs. Bucknell
500 Free
4:44.64 1/18/2014 vs. Denison/JMU
1000 Free
9:34.05 1/18/2014 vs. Denison/JMU
50 Back 25.39 10/18/2013 Blue-Gold Intrasquad Meet
100 Back 52.21 10/24/2014 vs. St. Bonaventure
200 Back 1:45.87 2/26/2014 ACC Championships
100 Breast 58.39 10/24/2014 vs. St. Bonaventure
200 Breast 2:03.93 11/21/2014 Pitt Invitational
100 Fly 52.53 2/26/2014 ACC Championships
200 IM 1:49.13 2/26/2014 ACC Championships
400 IM 3:48.44 2/26/2014 ACC Championships