WIAA D1 Runner-up Hailey Tierney (2023) Verbally Commits to Wisconsin

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Hailey Tierney from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin for the 2023-24 school year.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  I’m beyond thankful for my coaches, family, friends, and God for helping me achieve this. ON WISCONSIN!!!❤️🤍”

Tierney, a backstroke and freestyle specialist, is a junior at Arrowhead High School. She swims year-round with Lake Country Swim Team. She is a Winter US Open qualifier in the 100 back and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 50/100 free and 100 fly. At the finals of the 2021 Wisconsin High School Division 1 State Championships in November, she was runner-up in the 100 back (53.85), placed 3rd in the 50 free (22.85), and led off the second-place 400 free relay (50.14). She earned lifetime bests in all three events at the state meet.

A week later at the Fall Western Great Lakes Open, she won the 100 free, 200 back and 100 fly, touched 3rd in the 100/200 IM, and came in 7th in the 50 fly, all while notching lifetime bests in the 200 back, 50/100 fly, and 100/200 IM.

She wrapped up 2021 at Winter Juniors-East where she swam the 50/100 free, 100 back, and 100 fly and came in 12th in both the 50 free and 100 back.

Tierney will be an immediate-impact player for the Badgers. Her 100 back time would have been one of the fastest in the B final at last year’s conference meet, which Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon won in 51.32. In addition, Tierney’s 50 free time would have been just shy of the B final, her 100 fly would have made the C final, and her 100 free would have been on the cusp of the C final at the 2021 Big Ten Championships.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 back – 2:00.64
  • 100 back – 53.65
  • 50 back – 25.57
  • 50 free – 22.85
  • 100 free – 50.14
  • 50 fly – 24.84
  • 100 fly – 54.58
  • 200 IM – 2:04.98

Tierney will join the Wisconsin class of 2027 with Kit Schneider and Maddie Waggoner.

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Swammer16
7 months ago

Looks like they got a pretty fast Finnish boy too 1:47 scm?

Emily White
7 months ago

Congratulations Hailey!

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