THIS SEASON: Riley Hayward, a 2016 junior, is a solid breaststroker who will continue to provide solid depth for the Trojans.
2015: Hayward, as a 2015 sophomore, raced in three events at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 20th in the 100y breast (1:03.90), 29th in the 200y breast (2:19.86) and tied for 33rd in the 200y IM (2:05.50). She set a PR in the 200y IM at the Texas Invitational with a 2:02.38. Hayward earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2014: Hayward competed in three events at the 2014 Pac-12 Championships as a freshman, taking 12th in the 100y breast (1:01.99), 14th in the 200y breast (2:15.53) and 21st in the 200y IM (2:03.06).
HIGH SCHOOL: Hayward, from New Trier High in Winnetka, Ill. competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100m breast. She also made multiple state finalist appearances in the 100y breast and 200y IM. She was second in the 100y breast behind current teammate Evan Swenson in 2012.
CLUB/COACH: New Trier Swim Club/Robert Kizer.
PERSONAL: She is majoring in communication.
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