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  Matt Grippo
Matt Grippo

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Longmeadow, Mass.

High School:
Longmeadow

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 178

Event:
Free/Fly

Birthdate:
03/03/1992


2012-13 (Junior): Took sixth in the 1000 free with a time of 10:21.91 against Fordham (2/2) ... Placed ninth in the 1650-yard freestyle at a time of 17:18.01 at the Dartmouth Invitational (1/26) ... Finished fifth in both the 50 free (22.48) and 100 breast (1:05.51) against Bryant (1/19) ... Took fourth-place in the 400-yard IM with a time of 4:24.21 at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/12) ... Finished sixth in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:21.64 against Yale (12/1) ... Placed seventh in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:21.70 from the Terrier Invitational (11/16-18) ... Took seventh in the 1000 free at a time of 10:18.84 against Brown (11/10) ... Placed eighth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.30 against Binghamton (11/3) ... Took third as a member of the 400 free relay with a time of 3:22.55 against Army (10/19) ... Took sixth in the 1000-yard freestyle at a time of 10:27.45 against Boston University (10/13).

2011-12 (Sophomore):Took eleventh place in the 1650 free (16:10.78) at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/22-2/25) ... Finished sixth in the 400 Yard Freestlye Relay (3:24.56)and sixth in the 200 Yard Butterfly (2:05.95) against Boston University (10/15).

2010-11 (Freshman): Finished eleventh in the 1650 free (16:22.66) at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23-26) ... Took third place in 500 freestyle (4:53.81) vs. Fordham (2/5)... Placed fourth in 1000 freestyle (9:43.37) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:12.15), helped finish in thrid in 800 freestyle relay (7:01.50), took fifth place in (4:45.87)at Dartmouth's invitational (1/28)...Finished third in both the 200 freestyle (1:48.84)and 500 freestyle (5:59.98) vs BC (1/21)... Placed sixth in the 400 yard IM (4:28.63), finished eighth in 200 yard freestyle (2:05.94), and helped place eighth in the 500 yard free relay (4:29.70) at Binghamton (11/6) ... Took second in the 200 backstroke (2:02.51) and helped the 200 medley relay team to a fourth place finish (1:43.41) and the 200 free relay team to a third place finish (1:30.69) against Stony Brook (10/30) ... Finished fifth in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:15.52) and sixth in 200 freestyle relay (22.67) against Army (10/23) ... Finished fifth in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:12.53) against Boston University (10/16).

Before UMass: Swam under head coach Mark Stierle at Longmeadow High School ... Was named captain during senior year ... Recieved All-Scholastic honors all four years ... Owns three high school records in the 50 free (21.95), 100 free (47.44) and 200 free relay also claims a Western Mass record in the 500 free (4:40.04).

Personal: Matthew John Grippo ... Born on March 3, 1992 ... Son of John and Violetta Grippo ... Brother of James and Michael.

Career Best Times
Event (School Record Rank) Time Date
50 Freestyle :22.48 1/19/2013
100 Freestyle :50.90 1/20/2012
200 Freestyle 1:43.40 11/18/2011
500 Freestyle 4:38.90 2/22/2012
1000 Freestyle 9:43.37 1/28/2011
1650 Freestyle 16:10.78 2/22/2012
200 Backstroke 2:02.51 10/30/2010
100 Breaststroke 1:05.51 1/19/2013
200 Butterfly 1:58.04 11/16/2012
200 IM 1:52.64 10/23/2010
400 IM 4:09.10 2/20/2013

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