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Virginia has picked up #18 Braeden Haughey of the TAC Titans in North Carolina for his or her class of 2026. He’s a junior at Center Creek Excessive College.
Becoming a member of Kamal Muhammad, who initially dedicated to UVA’s class of 2025 earlier than re-classing to 2026, Haughey is the ‘Hoos’ first true 2022 verbal on the lads’s facet.
“I’m extraordinarily excited to announce that I’ve determined to verbally decide to the College of Virginia. My mother and father and my coaches on the TAC Titans have been an enormous help to me all through your complete course of, and I couldn’t have carried out it with out them. UVA’s superb teachers and athletics make me thrilled to have the chance to attend, and I can’t wait to be swimming with you all. GO HOOS!”
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 free – 1:39.01
- 500 free – 4:26.44
- 1000 free – 9:05.39
- 1650 free – 15:18.49
- 100 again – 49.77
- 200 again – 1:45.78
- 200 IM – 1:50.85
- 400 IM – 3:56.91
Haughey is a part of a trio of prime 20-ranked TAC Titan boys within the class of 2022; Lance Norris and Michael Cotter, additionally distance freestyle specialists, are each headed to ACC rival NC State. Haughey holds the category’s quickest 1000 free, although, and he’s probably the greatest LCM swimmers within the class, too. In lengthy course, Haughey holds three Olympic Trials cuts: one within the 200 again (2:02.17), one within the 400 free (3:56.42) and one within the 400 IM (4:24.99).
Haughey is the reigning North Carolina HS 4A Champion within the 500 free (4:26.44), and he was the 200 free runner-up at that meet (1:39.01) behind Cotter. Final summer time, he received titles on the 2019 Greensboro Futures Championships within the 200m again and 400m free together with his lifetime bests. In December, Haughey made the 400 IM D-final on the 2019 U.S. Open, going 4:27.63 for 25th place.
Like many younger standouts throughout the nation, Haughey has hit private bests in a number of occasions for the reason that pandemic started in March. At TAC Titans’ invite meet in August, he lopped over two seconds off of his outdated greatest within the mile, and he took his 200 again from 1:47.1 right down to 1:45.7. TAC had an LCM intrasquad a few weeks in the past, and he hit a 27.66 going out on the primary 50 of his 100 again, which was a brand new 50m again greatest.
Haughey is already primed to make an instantaneous affect on UVA’s roster; final yr, he would’ve been their #2 miler and #4 400 IMer. On the 2020 ACC Championships, he would’ve scored within the mile at 17th place.
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