2017-18 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2017-18 (Sophomore): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 100 and 200 fly events, as well as in the 500 free … Also a member of the Tech relays … Posted three NCAA B qualifying times in the 200 fly on the season … Also set new career-best times of 1:45.57 in the 200 fly and 4:29.46 in the 500 free … Recorded the third-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in the 200 fly (1:45.57), which ranks seventh all-time in school history … Also recorded the sixth-best time on the team in both the 100 fly (49.28) and the 500 free (4:29.46) … Posted the ninth-fastest time on the team in the 200 free (1:40.28) … Totaled 11 top-five finishes on the season … Recorded runner-up finishes in the 200 fly at Northwestern (1:49.76), against Delta State (1:51.69) and at SCAD (1:50.26) … Finished third overall in the 100 fly (49.95) versus Pittsburgh and in the 200 fly (1:49.03) at Notre Dame … Also touched the wall in third-place overall in both the 100 fly (49.82) and 20 fly (1:49.73) events at South Carolina and in the 500 free (4:39.34) against Emory … Picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200 fly (1:48.79) in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh … Placed fifth overall in the 200 fly (1:49.00) at Georgia and in the 200 fly (1:46.67) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded a seventh-place showing in the 100 fly at Notre Dame (49.74) and at Georgia (49.95) and in the 500 free (4:47.51) at Northwestern … Posted a 22nd-place finish in both the 100 fly (49.28) and 500 free (4:32.03) at the Georgia Tech Invite … Finished 17th overall in the 200 fly (1:45.57) at the 2018 ACC Championships … Also competed for Tech at the conference championship meet in the 100 fly (49.29) and 500 free (4:29.46) … Was a member of the team’s Leadership Council … Recognized as a 2017-18 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.
2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his freshman campaign with career-best marks in the 100 fly (48.71) and the 500 free (4:30.64) at the ACC Championships, as well as the 200 fly (1:47.71) at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet … Also had a career-best mark of 1:41.37 in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded the fourth-fastest time of the year for Tech in both the 500 free (4:30.64) and the 200 fly (1:47.71) … Also had the fifth-fastest time on the season in the 100 fly (48.71) … Earned runner-up honors in both the 100 fly (50.65) and 200 fly (1:50.92) events in his first meet as a Jacket versus Boston College and Pitt … Also finished fourth in the 200 fly (1:50.31) and sixth in the 100 fly (50.44) in the dual meet against Notre Dame … Recorded a second-place showing in the 200 free (1:42.62) and a third-place finish in the 200 fly (1:52.05) against Cincinnati and FAU … Finished fourth in the 200 fly versus Alabama (1:51.38) and in the tri-meet with Florida State and SCAD (1:49.85) … Placed fifth in both the 100 fly (49.80) and the 200 fly (1:47.71) events at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet.
Before Tech: Swam for four years at Page High School under coach Nicole Krasowski … Ranked as high as seventh overall in the state of North Carolina … Was a team captain his senior season … Led his team to four-straight conference championships, including two undefeated seasons … Tabbed a high school all-American … A four-time state champion … Also a four-time all-conference selection … Named the conference swimmer of the year his senior season in 2015-16 … A three-time USA scholastic all-American … Holds the Metro 4A Conference record in the 100 fly … Holds school records in the 200 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay events at Page H.S. … Also holds the John Sawyer Meet record in the 200 free … Was a participant in the Carolina Crown Swim Challenge, a swim meet that mixes the best swimmers from North Carolina and South Carolina on four different teams to compete against each other … A member of the Page Honors Society … Served as the class president as a freshman, sophomore and junior … Was the student body president his senior year … Earned an Eagle Scout award.
Personal: Full name is Clayton Mallard Hering … Goes by Clay … Born Aug. 29, 1997 … Son of Clark and Beverly Hering … Has two younger siblings named Tanner and Flinn … Grandfather, George Hering III, was the speaker of the house for the Delaware state legislature … Chose Georgia Tech because of the swimming program and facilities, the location and the reputation of the school overall … Intends to major in business administration.
|Hering’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)|
|100 Fly||48.71||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:45.57||2018 ACC Championships|
|200 Free||1:40.28 (s)||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||4:29.46||2018 ACC Championships|
|* relay split (s)|