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Max Byers
Max Byers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Glen Carbon, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
01/20/1994


CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
200 Back 2:15.92 1/17/14 Villanova
100 Breast 58.05 2/1/14 St. Bonaventure and Towson
200 Breast 2:04.05 2/9/14 Ohio State Invite
1,000 Free 9:48.45 1/26/13 Navy
200 IM 1:51.74 2/9/14 Ohio State Invite
400 IM 3:58.17 2/8/14 Ohio State Invite

LION CAREER

2013-14: Posted career-best times at the Ohio State Invite (2/9/14) in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.05), 200 IM (1:51.74) and 400 IM (3:58.17) ... Touched the wall in 2:15.92 at Villanova (1/17) in his lone 200 backstroke appearance of the season ... Top career time in the 100 breaststroke against St. Bonaventure and Towson (2/1), finishing third ... Placed second in the 200 IM and 200 breaststroke at Ohio State Invite.

2012-13: Swam in five different individual events during his first season with the Blue and White ... Raced to a season-best time of 58.93 at the Georgia Invite (11/30-12/2/12) in the 100 breaststroke ... Was the fourth-fastest member of the Nittany Lions in the 200 breaststroke, turning in a time of 2:04.25 at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) ... Also competed in the 200 IM and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... YMCA National Finalist ... Junior National Finalist participant ... Named Illinois first team All-State ... Earned three varsity letters in swimming.

PERSONAL
Maxwell Byers was born January 20, 1994 in Maryville, Ill. to Jane and Greg Byers ... Brother, Greg, ran cross country and track at Oregon ... Major is undecided.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the coaches and education. The coaches at Penn State were the one I meshed with the best and have a different style of coaching that is exciting and different. When it comes to education, a degree from Penn State is one that an employer would be very impressed with, and in the end, you go to school for a degree."

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