Men's Swimming

 

  Christopher Howard
Christopher Howard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Milton, Mass.

High School:
Thayer Academy

Height:
6-5

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
08/30/1987


General: Ranks sixth all-time at UMass in the 50 free (20.58) and third in the 100 free (45.09). Also sits in fourth all-time in the 100 fly (49.68). Holds all-time best times in the 200 free relay (1:21.41), 400 free relay (3:01.40) and the 200 medley relay (1:30.18).

2010-11 (Senior) Took gold medals in the 100 free (45.09), 400 medley relay (3:19.71) and the 200 medley relay (1:30.18). Also finished second in the 50 free (20.58) and the 400 free relay (3:02.44) and finished fourth in both the 100 fly (49.68) and the 200 free relay (1:22.69) at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23-25) ... Placed first in the 200 Medley relay (1:34.63), 50 freestyle (21.33) and the 100 freestyle (46.96), and took second place in 200 freestyle relay (1:26.90) vs. Fordham (2/5)... Took second in the 200 Medley relay (1:34.03) the 50 freestyle (20.99) the 100 butterfly (51.10) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:24.98) and placed fourth in the 100 freestyle (47.46) at Dartmouth Invitational (1/29)... Finished first in the 200 Medley relay (1:34.43), 50 freestyle (21.14), 100 freestyle (46.41), and 200 freestyle relay (1:24.90) vs. BC (1/21)... T Placed second in both the 50 free (21.40) and 100 free (47.51) against Yale (12/4) ... had three top-10 finishes in at the Terrier Invitational (11/21) taking seventh in the 100 fly (51.39) and eighth in the 100 free (47.39) and the 50 free (21.64) ... Finished in fifth in 50 yard freestyle (22.34), placed fourth in 100 yard fly (54.42), Helped take third in 500 yard free relay (4:14.13) and second in 200 yard medley relay (1:35.56) at Binghamton (11/6) ... Took second in the 100 free (48.48) and helped the 200 free relay team to a first place finish (1:27.33) and the 200 medley relay team to a second place finish (1:39.55) at Stony Brook (10/30) ... Helped take first in the 200-yard medley race (1:35.29), finished fourth in both the 50-yard freestyle (22.04) and in the 100 yard butterfly (54.00). Also helped take second in 200 yard freestyle relay (21.87) against Army (10/23) ... Finished seventh in the 100 butterfly (54.78) and helped the 400-yard freestyle relay team to a second place finish (3:12.51) and third in the 200-yard medley relay (1:36.73) against BU (10/16).

2009-10 (Junior): Grabbed third in the 50 freestyle (20.74), fifth in the 100 butterfly (50.16) and sixth in the 100 freestyle (45.84), while helping both the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams to second-place finishes at the A-10 Championships (2/20) ... Took a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 free (48.75) and 50 free (21.77) at Colgate (1/24) ... Had two second-place finishes in the 100 butterfly (53.51) and 50 free (22.10) at Boston College (1/22) ... Notched first in the 50 free (21.78) and second in the 100 free (48.44) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16) ... Helped the 400 freestyle relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 3:06.96 while taking third in the 50 freestyle(21.63)at Yale (12/5) ... Registered the sixth fastest time in school history in the 50 freestyle (20.92) to take fifth-place at the Terrier Invitational while also helping the 200 freestyle relay team to a second-place finish (11/22) ... Picked up the win in the 200 medley relay (1:35.84), 400 free relay (3:10.23) and also the 100 butterfly (52.31) against Stony Brook (10/31) ... Member of first-place 200 freestyle relay team (1:24.01) while also finishing second in the 50 freestyle (21.61) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (48.51) against BU (10/17).

2008-09 (Sophomore): Placed sixth in the 100 free (46.08) and eighth in the 50 free (21.96) while helping the 400 free relay team to a fourth-place finish at the A-10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Finished second in the 50 free (21.90), third in the 100 free (48.13) and fourth in the 100 fly (54.74) at Fordham (1/31) ... Notched two second-place finishes: 100 fly (52.42) and 50 free (21.82) in the win over Colgate (1/25) ... Helped the 200 free relay to a first-place finish while adding an individual first-place finish in the 50 free (20.90) at home against Boston College (1/24) ... Finished second in the 50 free (22.23) an contributed to the first-place 200 free relay team at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17).

2006-07 (Freshman): Competed in the 50 and 100 free during the season ... At the ECAC Championships (2/16), finished fourth overall in the 50 free (21.26), 16th in the 100 free (47.70), and 19th in the 100 fly (52.51) ... Clocked his fastest 50 free of the season at the ECAC meet in a swim-off going 21.04 seconds ... Won the 50 free (22.08) at Fordham (2/3) ... Took third in the 100 free (49.96) against Boston College (1/20).

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Thayer Academy where he holds the school record in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly ... Named MVP his junior and senior year ... Put up times of 22.97(50 free), 56.85(100 fly) and 52.48(100free) as a senior ... Also holds the school record for blocks in a single basketball game with 15.

Personal: Christopher Scannell Howard ... Born August 30, 1987 in Boston, Mass. ... Son of John and Judith Howard ... Has two sisters, Sarah and Jenn ... Intends to major in Business/Finance.

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