Matt Harrington, of Libertyville, Illinois, has announced his official commitment to Princeton University’s class of 2019. Harrington swims for Cats Aquatic Team and Libertyville High School. He was the runner-up in the 100 fly (48.73) and swam on all three of Libertyville’s relays at the 2014 Illinois High School Association Boys Swimming & Diving Championships. Harrington was the fly leg on the medley, and he led off both free relays, contributing greatly to the Wildcats’ second-place-by-three-points team finish.
Harrington competed in the 50/100/200m free and 100/200m fly at the 2014 Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine last summer. His top times over the last two seasons have been:
|50y fly: 22.47||50m fly: 25.14|
|100y fly: 48.69||100m fly: 55.70|
|200y fly: 1:49.56||200m fly: 2:06.91|
|50y free: 20.41||50m free: 24.19|
|100y free: 45.29||100m free: 52.36|
|200y free: 1:39.71||200m free: 1:53.63|
Harrington will be a nice addition to the Tigers’ roster; his 100 fly would have scored in the B-final at the 2014 Ivy League Championships while his 200 fly, 100 free and 200 free would all have made the C-final.
“I’m excited to announce that I have been accepted to Princeton University. All the coaches and people I have met over the last year have been so kind and helpful, I cannot thank everyone enough. I was, and still am, impressed by the passion and dedication Coach Orr and Coach Dalton showed me throughout the recruiting process. I can’t wait to continue my swimming career as a tiger!”