Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth
Iris Wang breaks her own 200 free school record; Camryn Hidalgo wins 3-meter dive
Ilgenfritz, Williamson set school records in 500 free
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will host the Georgia Tech Invitational on Nov. 16-18
Georgia Tech swimming & diving completed its second sweep of the season with both the men and women defeating Northwestern on Saturday
2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his freshman campaign with career-best marks in the 100 fly (48.71) and the 500 free (4:30.64) at the ACC Championships, as well as the 200 fly (1:47.71) at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet … Also had a career-best mark of 1:41.37 in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded the fourth-fastest time of the year for Tech in both the 500 free (4:30.64) and the 200 fly (1:47.71) … Also had the fifth-fastest time on the season in the 100 fly (48.71) … Earned runner-up honors in both the 100 fly (50.65) and 200 fly (1:50.92) events in his first meet as a Jacket versus Boston College and Pitt … Also finished fourth in the 200 fly (1:50.31) and sixth in the 100 fly (50.44) in the dual meet against Notre Dame … Recorded a second-place showing in the 200 free (1:42.62) and a third-place finish in the 200 fly (1:52.05) against Cincinnati and FAU … Finished fourth in the 200 fly versus Alabama (1:51.38) and in the tri-meet with Florida State and SCAD (1:49.85) … Placed fifth in both the 100 fly (49.80) and the 200 fly (1:47.71) events at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet.
Before Tech: Swam for four years at Page High School under coach Nicole Krasowski … Ranked as high as seventh overall in the state of North Carolina … Was a team captain his senior season … Led his team to four-straight conference championships, including two undefeated seasons … Tabbed a high school all-American … A four-time state champion … Also a four-time all-conference selection … Named the conference swimmer of the year his senior season in 2015-16 … A three-time USA scholastic all-American … Holds the Metro 4A Conference record in the 100 fly … Holds school records in the 200 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay events at Page H.S. … Also holds the John Sawyer Meet record in the 200 free … Was a participant in the Carolina Crown Swim Challenge, a swim meet that mixes the best swimmers from North Carolina and South Carolina on four different teams to compete against each other … A member of the Page Honors Society … Served as the class president as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Was the student body president his senior year … Earned an Eagle Scout award.
Personal: Full name is Clayton Mallard Hering … Goes by Clay … Born Aug. 29, 1997 … Son of Clark and Beverly Hering … Has two younger siblings named Tanner and Flinn … Grandfather, George Hering III, was the speaker of the house for the Delaware state legislature … Chose Georgia Tech because of the swimming program and facilities, the location and the reputation of the school overall … Intends to major in business administration.
|Hering's Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)|
|100 Fly||48.71||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:46.67||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Free||1:41.37 (s)||2016 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||4:30.64||2017 ACC Championships|
|* relay split (s)|