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Matthew Thompson

IM/Free

CLASS
JR
Hometown
Seminole, Fla. (Seminole)
Experience
School

Top Times

(Yards)

100 Free: 47.93                   (LSU, 10/15/11)

200 Free: 1:42.88                (LSU, 10/15/11)

500 Free: 4:39.31                (FSU, 11/2/11)

100 Back: 49.30                   (2012 Bulldog Invitational)

200 Back: 1:45.50               (2012 Bulldog Invitational)

200 Fly: 1:50.98                   (2012 Bulldog Invitational)

400 IM: 3:55.07                    (2012 Bulldog Invitational)

 

(Meters)

100 Free: 52.34                   (The Lightning Invitational)

200 Free: 1:51.33                (2013 US Open Championships)

400 Free: 4:01.70                (2012 Southern Zone Sectional)

100 Back: 58.27                   (2012 Spring Southern Zone Selectionals)

200 Back: 2:04.36               (2013 US Open Championships)

100 Fly: 57.84                      (The Lightning Invitational)

200 Fly: 2:12.38                   (2012 Spring Southern Zone Selectionals)

200 IM: 2:08.92                    (The Lightning Invitational)

400 IM: 4:30.12                    (2013 US Open Championships)

 

National/International Competition: Qualified for five events at the 2010 U.S. Junior Nationals in Irvine, Calif.,…Placed 15th in the 500 free at the 2009 Short Course U.S. Junior Nationals.

 

At Florida

2012-13: Notched season-best times with a sixth place finish in the 200 back in a time of 1:50.02 and took seventh in the 100 back in 50.72 in the win over Auburn…Won the 200 back (1:50.09) and finished third in the 100 back (51.40) against Florida Atlantic…Took seventh in the 200 back (1:46.62), 22nd in the 100 back (50.09), 24th in the 200 IM (1:51.08) and 28th in the 400 IM (4:00.83) at the Ohio State Invitational…Recorded a sixth place finish in the 100 back with a time of 52.76 and then added a seventh place finish in the 200 back with a time 1:53.91 against in-state rival Florida State…Was third in the 200 back (1:50.54) and fourth in the 100 back (51.30) in the win over Texas A&M…Finished fifth in the 100 back (52.09) and sixth in the 200 back (1:52.73) at South Carolina…Took sixth in the 100 back (51.02) and eighth in the 500 free (4:38.21) against Georgia…Grabbed a fourth place finish in the 200 back with a time of 1:50.67 at the All-Florida Invitational.

 

2011-12: Swam the fastest 200 back by any UF freshman with a 1:45.50 race at the 2012 Bulldog Invitational, where he also added career-low swims in three other events including the 100 back (49.30), 200 fly (1:50.98) and 400 IM (3:55.07)…Collected a pair of seventh-place finishes against Auburn in both the 100m back (1:01.01) and 400m free (4:15.46) to help lift the Gators over the Tigers…Against FAU claimed the runner-up spot in the 200 back (1:52.68), and took fourth in the 200 fly (1:56.63)…Took sixth in the 500 free in a career-low 4:39.31 in the win over rival FSU…Made his SEC debut against LSU with personal-best swims in the 100 and 200 free with times of 47.93 and 1:42.88, respectively…Took seventh in the 100 back (1:46.30) at the All-Florida invitational in his first meet as a collegiate swimmer.

 

Prior to Florida: Studied at Seminole High School…Trained with West Florida Lightning Aquatics under head coach Cashel Mack…A four-time NISCA High School All-American… Captured a silver medal in the 200 IM and a bronze medal in the 500 free at the 2009 state championships as a junior…Owns the Seminole High record in the 200 IM and 500 free…Florida swimming age group record holder in the 200 and 400-meter free…Two-time team MVP (2009 & 2010) for Seminole High…Named MVP of his club team…Qualified for the 1A state meet as an eighth grader.

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