Adding his name to an impressive list that also includes Henry Schutte, Jack Walker, and Max Edwards, Wexford, Pennsylvania’s Jack Wright has announced his intention to swim for the University of Virginia Cavaliers beginning in the fall of 2019.
Wright, primarily a 50-100-200 sprint freestyler, swims for North Allegheny High School and Allegheny North Swim Club. At the PIAA Boys 3A Swimming & Diving Championships in March, he won the 200 free (1:34.77), was runner-up in the 100 free (43.56) and led off two PIAA record-breaking relays for North Allegheny: 4×50 free and 4×100 free. Wright has made significant progress in his high school career; as a freshman he was a consolation finalist in the 100 free and 200 free with times of 46.78 and 1:41.57, respectively. The following year he was third and fourth with 44.67 and 1:37.77.
Wright was a member of the North Allegheny quartets that broke a pile of national high school and age group relay records over the last 2 years, including most spectacularly at the 2018 PIAA State Meet in March. the 400 free relay at Winter Juniors in March. There they swam a 2:53.81 that was not only a National Public High School Record, but was also faster than Bolles’ legendary private school record. Swimming for his club team, Allegheny North Swim Club, he also contributed to a meet record in the 400m free relay at the 2017 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships. Wright went personal bests in the 100/200 free and 100 fly at that meet.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 20.24
- 50 free relay split – 19.61
- 100 free – 43.56
- 200 free – 1:34.77
- 500 free – 4:38.37
- 100 fly – 50.32
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