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William Ritchie
William  Ritchie

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Apex, N.C.

High School:
Apex

Height:
6-3

Event:
Back/Free

Top Times:
50 Freestyle – 23.97 (1/28/17 vs. West Virginia)
200 Freestyle – 1:49.09 (11/18/16 at the Hokie Fall Invitational)
500 Freestyle – 4:49.86 (2/23/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
100 Backstroke – 52.96 (2/24/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
200 Backstroke – 1:52.65 (2/25/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)


2016-17: 
Swam in three events at the BIG EAST Championships…Competed in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 4:49.86, which was four seconds faster than his previous season-best time…Placed seventh in the “B” final and 15th overall in the 100-yard backstroke, clocking in at 53.11 (52.96 in prelims)…Took fifth place in the “B” final and 13th overall in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:52.65…Competed primarily in the freestyle and backstroke events.

Apex High School: Four-year varsity letter winner under coach Kevin Maksinchuk…Qualified for the state meet all four years…Served as a team captain….Swam in the 100 Back, 200 Back and 500 Back…Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Steve and Christa Ritchie…Currently undecided on a major in the School of Business…Chose Villanova because he fell in love with the team, coaches and school spirit.

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