Richard Hortness
Richard Hortness

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Last College:
University of Lethbridge

Height:
6-3

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
2L

2006 NCAA Participant

2006-2007 (Junior): Part of the MWC Champion 400 and 800 free relay squads ... finished second in the MWC last season in the 50 free (20.15) ... teamed to take second in the 200 free relay ... was the 200 free champion with a time of 1:37.64 ... finished third in the 100 free with a 44.56.

2005-06 (Sophomore): Joined the Rebels in the spring season and made an immediate impact as he was on UNLV's ninth-place relay at the NCAA Championships, earning him honorable mention All-America honors ... also swam on the 400 free relay that finished in 17th place ... finished 41st in the 200 free (1:39.07) and 51st in the 50 free (20.35) ... at the MWC Championships, he took runner-up honors in the 200 free in a time of 1:37.67, and also added a fourth-place swim in the 50 free (20.11), and a fifth-place finish in the 100 free (44.85) ... swam on all three MWC championship free relays as well (200, 400, 800) ... ranks third all-time at UNLV in the 200 free (1.37.67), seventh in the 50 free (20.11), and ninth in the 100 free (44.77).

2004-05 (Univ. of Lethbridge): CIS Western Canadian University Champion in the 50 and 100 free for the 2004-05 season ... scored All-Canadian honors as well.

High School: Attended Crscent Heights High School in Medicine Hat.

Club: Swam for AMAC Swimming since 2001 ... earned nine gold and eight silver medals at the junior national level ... ... broke the 15-17 National age group record in the 100 free with a time of 50.51 in 2002. Personal: Richard Aaron Hortness ... born on May 23, 1985, in London, Ontario ... son of Eric and Doreen Hortness ... has one sister, Monica (24) ... was part of the world's largest orchestra in 1999 on the alto sax ... majoring in education.

Hortness' Personal Bests
50 Free	20.11
100 Free	44.56
200 Free	1:37.64
 
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