THIS SEASON: Maddie Wright, a 2017 sophomore and a 2016 Olympic Trials semifinalist, returns as one of the Pac-12's top butterflyers, particularly over 200 yards, and a proven scorer in dual meets and the postseason. She is also a solid option in the 200y and 500y freestyle.
2016: Wright had a strong first year as a Trojan, competing in three events at the 2016 NCAA Championships after a finalist appearance at the conference level. At the NCAAs, Wright finished 20th in the 200y fly (1:56.42) and was 42nd in the 100y fly (53.63), posting season-bests in both events. She was also 52nd in the 500y free (4:46.70) ... At the 2016 Pac-12 Championships, she was an A finalist in the 200y fly, taking sixth (1:56.60), and was a two-time B finalist, finishing 13th in the 500y free (4:45.29, PR) and 15th in the 100y fly (53.98) ... She had a strong showing at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, reaching the semifinals of the 200m fly, where she finished 13th in 2:12.11 after going 2:12.31 to qualify for the semis.
HIGH SCHOOL: Wright prepped at Waterford Kettering High in Waterford, Mich., where she was a two-time Michigan state champion in the 100y fly (54.51) and the 200y free (1:49.30) as a senior ... She was a member of the 2014-2015 USA Swimming Junior National team ... Wright is a former national age group record holder in the 200y fly (11-12) ... At the 2014 U.S. Summer Juniors, she was fourth in 200m fly final (2:12.33) ... Before high school, she competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200m fly, finishing 24th.
CLUB/COACH: Kingfish Aquatic Club of Waterford/Brad Brockway.
PERSONAL: She was born Feb. 20, 1997.
WRIGHT'S PERSONAL RECORDS:
Hansson (100 free), Scott (200 breast) also earn second swims.
USC's ninth straight top 9 finish.
Freshman also leads Trojans into 200y medley relay final.
Trojans tied for ninth after third night.
Swedish freshman into 200y IM A final while Mann earns 500y free second swim out of third of eight heats.