FREDERICK, Md.--Senior swimmer Matt Haynes broke three school records at the Capital Athletic Conference championships, helping the Blazers to a sixth-place finish at the meet hosted by St. Mary's College (Md.).
A native of Walkersville, Md., Haynes closed his Hood career in style last weekend and earns Hood Athlete of the Week accolades for the second time this winter. Not only did Haynes advance to two consolation finals and one championship final, he also bested three freestyle school records in the process.
Haynes started the weekend with a stellar effort in the 50 free, clocking a time of 22.25 to advance to the championship final. That evening he touched the wall in 22.29, good for eighth place overall.
Then Saturday, Haynes placed fifth in the consolation heat of the 200 free in 1:51.33 to lower former teammate Jason Kinder's record of 1:52.20 from the 2006-07 season.
In Sunday's 100 free prelims, Haynes clocked a time of 49.14, lowering his own record by 0.47 seconds, to qualify for his second consolation final. In the final individual race of his Blazer career, Haynes logged a time of 49.28 to finished eighth in the consolation heat.
Haynes will also leave Hood with five relay records; three were set during his freshman year and two during his sophomore season.