|High School:||Kennesaw Mountain|
Proven big-time scorer in the butterfly events and on relays … Coaches note his ability to step up in relays in amazing … Could factor in more in the individual medley events per the staff.
2016-17: Earned all-conference honors in the 200 fly with NCAA “B” cut time of 1:52.43, a personal-best, and now the second-fastest time in program history … Swam a leg on Wooster’s school-record 400 freestyle relay that touched at 3:05.62, just over a second ahead of Wabash, securing the Scots’ first top-four finish at NCACs in a decade after the two teams entered the meet’s final event tied in the team standings … Led off Wooster’s fourth-place 200 free relay that touched at 1:24.11 at NCACs, with opening 21.35 50-yard split rating as the eighth-fastest in program history … Anchored Wooster’s fifth-place 200 medley relay that hit the wall at 1:34.86 at NCACs … Turned in the third-fastest 200 IM time in the program annals, and placed 11th at NCACs with a 1:55.36 … Went 52.09 in the 100 fly to place 13th in the consolation finals at NCACs … Won the 200 fly at the Wooster Invitational with a 1:53.27, moving into first-place over the final 50 yards.
2015-16: Part of the program’s first-ever All-NCAC 400 medley relay, swimming the freestyle leg of the 3:27.52 third-place effort … Broke the last school record held by Stan McDonald (1979 national champion in the 100 fly), with a 1:52.56 effort in the 200 fly to place seventh in the championship heat at NCACs and earn a NCAA Div. III “B” cut in the process … Competed in the consolation final of the 100 fly and placed 13th overall (51.88) at the conference meet … Also, won the bonus heat of the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.64 … Anchored the sixth-place 400 free (3:08.04) and seventh-place 200 free (1:25.55) relays at NCACs … Swam the free leg of the sixth-place 200 medley relay (1:35.07) at NCACs … Time in the 200 IM at NCACs was the fourth-fastest in program history.
Prior to Wooster: Two-time all-county honoree for David Reason at Kennesaw Mountain High School … MVP as a senior.
Personal: Born July 7, 1997 … Son of Garrett and Laura Layde, and younger brother of teammate Maggie … Majoring in political science and religious studies with a minor in Middle Eastern and North African studies.