Matthew Thomas
Matthew  Thomas

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Hollister, Calif.

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Event:
Butterfly


PRONUNCIATION:



2017-18 Sophomore Season: Received first place in the 200-yard fly (1:47.89) and third in the 100-yard fly (48.42) at the Triple Dual against Northwestern and Purdue • finished second in both the 200-yard fly (1:49.48) and the 100-yard fly (48.93) vs. Denver • took first place in the 200-yard fly (1:50.31) and first in the 100-yard fly (49.06) vs. Hawai'i and Drury • placed seventh in the 50-yard free (20.30), third in the 100-yard fly (47.83), and first in the 200-yard fly (1:46.76) at the Minnesota Invitational • took fourth in the 200-yard fly (1:50.20) and eighth in the 100-yard fly (49.69) at the Quad Dual vs. Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin • finished second in the 200-yard fly (1:49.71) and third in the 100-yard fly (48.99) vs. Iowa • had third place finishes in the 200-yard fly (1:50.93) and the 100-yard fly (48.92) vs. Florida State.

2016-17 Freshman Season: Improved times in multiple events at the Big Ten Championships: 50-yard fly (20.46), 100-yard fly (47.34), and 200-yard fly (1:46.55) • earned first place in the 100-yard fly with a 48.15 at the Freeman Invitational.

High School/Club:
 Graduate of Valley Christian High School, where he swam for coach Kevin Parizi • set high school record for 200 IM (1:51.86), 100 back (50.01), and 100 fly (47.52) • finished fifth at the state meet in 2016 in the 100 fly • 3-time high school MVP • named Valley Christian Athlete of the Year during his junior season • earned multiple All-America and Scholastic All-America awards • swam for the Santa Clara Swim Club under coach Allison Beebe • was named club’s MVP in 2015 • finished seventh at the Winter Juniors in 2015 in the 200 fly with a time of 1:47.70 • placed second at the Central Coast Section • won the 50 free and 100 fly at the 2016 Dolfin Junior National Championship Cup • broke gold medalist Pablo Morales’ 18-and-under age group record at his club in the 100 fly.

Personal: Son of Mark and Lou Thomas • has one sister, Mackenzie.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event  Time Date
50 free 20.30 11/30/2017
100 fly 47.34 2/24/2017
200 fly 1:46.55 2/25/2017

MORE HEADLINES

Three School Records Achieved at B1G Meet

Three School Records Achieved at B1G Meet

2/24/2018 - M. Swimming

The Gophers finished in fifth place at the Big Ten Championship with 712.5 points.

Friday B1G Prelims

Friday B1G Prelims

2/24/2018 - M. Swimming

It was an eventful morning at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic center as two new school records times were posted, as well as a new pool record. The Maroon and Gold will be represented in all four...

McHugh's Record Swim Highlights Friday's Finals

McHugh's Record Swim Highlights Friday's Finals

2/23/2018 - M. Swimming

After day three, Minnesota sits in fifth place of the men's Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championship with 480 points.

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