Matt Hays
Matt Hays

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Westerville South

Height:
6-6½

Event:
Sprint Freestyle

Birthdate:
03/16/1990

Experience:
3L


02/16/2012

Hansson Defends BIG EAST Crown, Pikhartova Sets UC Record in 100 Back

02/06/2012

Bearcats End Regular Season with Dual-Meet Wins Over WSU

02/03/2012

Bearcats Welcome Raiders to Clifton for Senior Day

Seven seniors to be honored prior to meet

01/28/2012

Bearcats Drop Dual Meet at Kentucky

Return home for Senior Day on Saturday

12/03/2011

UC Swim/Dive Conclude Action at Miami Invitational

Wede records individual victory in 200-yard breaststroke

UC Record:
400-yard Freestyle Relay (second leg) - 2:58.65 - 2/21/2009

Keating Aquatics Center Pool Record:
400-yard Freestyle Relay (second leg) - 3:05.43 - 1/31/2009

UC All-Time Top 10 Record
No. 2 - 200-yard Freestyle Relay (second leg) - 1:20.89 - 2009
No. 5 - 200-yard Freestyle Relay (second leg) - 1:21.56 - 2010
No. 4 - 400-yard Medley Relay (second leg) - 3:19.55 - 2010

2009-10: Recorded season-best time in 200 freestyle (1:41.23) at BIG EAST Championships (2/19) ... anchored 200 free (4th - 1:21.56), 200 medley (6th - 1:31.95) and 400 medley (5th - 3:19.55) relay teams to top-6 finishes at BIG EAST meet ... leadoff on 400 free relay team that placed fifth at conference meet after finishing in 3:01.96 ... placed fourth in 50-yard freestyle (21.39) and 100 free (47.77) at Miami Ohio (1/15) ... placed 10th in 100-yard backstroke (56.22) and fifth in 800 free relay (7:11.45) at Indiana Invitational (11/20-11/22) ... placed fifth in 100 free at West Virginia (11/6) with time of 48.48 seconds.

2008-09: Tied UC record as second leg of 400 freestyle relay team with time of 2:58.65 at BIG EAST Championships (2/21), placing fourth in the conference ... same 400 freestyle team set Keating Aquatics Center record with mark of 3:05.43 vs. Kentucky (1/31) ... anchored 4x100-yard medley relay team that set KAC pool record vs. Kentucky (1/31) with mark of 3:25.89 ... set personal best in 50-yard freestyle at Hoosierland Invitational (11/22) with mark of 21.79 ... set personal best in 100-yard freestyle with time of 46.75 seconds to place second against Miami (1/16) ... placed second in 200-yard medley relay at Louisville (1/10) with mark of 1:34.61 ... leadoff swimmer for 800-yard freestyle relay 'B' team vs. West Virginia (11/8) that finished in 7:08.08 ... placed seventh in 200-yard freestyle relay at Hoosierland Invitational (11/22) with mark of 1:24.84 ... swam 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.06 at Hoosierland Invitational (11/24) to place 22nd ... placed 30th in 100-yard backstroke at Hoosierland Invitational (11/24) with mark of 57.03.

High School: Four year letter winner at Westerville South ... conference champion in 200m freestyle and 100m freestyle as a senior ... set the Westerville South school record in the 200m freestyle as a senior ... played goalkeeper for the Westerville South soccer team as a freshman.

Personal: Full name is Matthew Thomas Mays ... son of Sharon and James Hays.

Academic Major: Chemical Engineering.