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11/05/2016

Pitt Closes ACC Tri-Meet with Impressive Showing

Giordano, Sharp, Machado, Cichowska Earn Individual Titles

11/04/2016

Giordano Wins 1M in Day One of ACC Tri-Meet

Pitt Men, Women Trail Notre Dame, Virginia Tech through Day One

07/07/2016

Pitt Places 244 Members on 2015-16 ACC Honor Roll

Conference Record 4,367 Student-Athletes Recognized

02/27/2016

Panthers Finish 10th at ACC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

Sett, Lierley, Rice earn top individual marks

02/26/2016

Stachel, Calegan Shine in Day Three of ACC Championships

Panthers strong in 100 breast, post season best in 400 medley relay

2015-16: Opened the year with a trio of top-three finishes against Georgia Tech … took second in both the 200 yard back (1:50.01) and the 200 yard IM (1:52.98) … finished third in the 100 yard breast with a time of 57.66 … placed second in the 200 yard back against Bucknell, touching with a time of 1:52.23 … was the fourth-place finisher in the 100 yard breast against the Bison, earning a time of 58.60 … captured third in both the 200 yard back (1:50.45) and 400 yard IM (3:57.47) in the tri-meet with Virginia Tech and Notre Dame … was the fifth-place finisher in the 200 yard IM in the tri-meet with a time of 1:53.81 … earned two titles at the Pittsburgh Invitational … placed third in the 200 yard breast at the Pittsburgh Invitational with a time of 57.37 … earned a trio of top-three finishes at the Big Al Open … claimed second in the 400 yard IM with a time of 3:46.91 … placed third in the 200 yard back with a time of 1:45.24 … was the fourth-place finisher with a time of 1:47.78 in the 200 yard IM … earned three third-place marks against West Virginia … posted times of 1:52.67 in the 200 yard back, 58.60 in the 100 yard breast and 1:55.25 in the 200 yard IM … took the top spot in the 200 yard IM (1:52.43) against Denison … placed second in the 200 yard breast (2:06.82) and third in the 100 yard back (51.89) against Denison … wrapped up the regular season at the Western Pennsylvania Invitational … took first in both the 1000 yard free (9:35.56) and 400 yard IM (3:58.60) … concluded the year at the ACC Championships … placed 11th in the 400 yard IM with a time of 3:47.50 … took 20th in the 200 yard back with a mark of 1:45.67 … claimed 30th in the 200 yard IM with a time of 1:48.11.

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 against 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 ... won the 200 back and took third in the 1000 free against West Virginia ... had a trio of top-three finishes at Denison, winning the 200 back and taking third in both the 200 IM and 100 back ... at the Senior Recognition Meet, placed second in the 400 IM and fourth in the 100 back ... won the 200 IM and placed second in the 100 back and 200 breast at Villanova ... at the ACC Championships, swam in two C Finals, placing 18th in both the 400 IM and 200 back, lowering his own school record in the 400 IM in the process to 3:47.69 ... also swam lifetime bests in the 100 fly and 200 IM.

2013-2014: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... finished first in the 200 back against St. Bonaventure ... finished first in the 200 back against Bucknell ... against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, he finished third in the 200 yard fly ... at the Pitt Invitational, he earned three first place finishes in the 200 yard IM, 400 yard IM and 200 yard back ... 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 10th overall at the ACC Championships ... also swam in the C final and earned a lifetime best in the 200 back at the ACC Championships.

High School: 2012 Olympic Trial qualifier ... placed 31st in the 200 back, 33rd in the 400 IM and 56th in the 200 IM … multiple 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 High School Male Swimmer of the Year in January 2012 by the State's High School Sports Report ... competed in the U.S. 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 six years varsity ... member of State AAAA Championship Team in seventh grade.

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

 

Zach Lierley’s Career Performances

Event

Time

Date

Venue

50 Free

24.69

10/26/2013

Bucknell

100 Free

51.05

10/26/2013

Bucknell

200 Free

1:44.19

10/26/2013

Bucknell

500 Free

4:44.64

1/18/2014

Denison/JMU

1000 Free

9:34.05

1/18/2014

Denison/JMU

50 Back

25.39

10/18/2013

Blue-Gold Intrasquad

100 Back

49.43

12/05-07/2015

Big Al Open

200 Back

1:45.24

12/05-07/2015

Big Al Open

100 Breast

57.37

11/20-22/2016

Pittsburgh Invitational

200 Breast

2:03.37

11/20-22/2016

Pittsburgh Invitational

100 Fly

52.50

2/25-28/2015

ACC Championships

200 IM

1:47.78

12/05-07/2015

Big Al Open

400 IM

3:46.91

12/05-07/2015

Big Al Open

Zach Lierley

Zach  Lierley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mount Pleasant, S.C.

High School:
Wando

Event:
BK/IM/BR

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