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It was senior day and the final home meet of the season, as Luther defeated Augustana-Rock Island 129-92 in the Regents Center pool. The victory gives Luther a dual meet record of 5-2.
Nathan Maloney led the Norse with two first place finishes, that included a pool record in the 400 IM. Maloney won the 400 IM with a time of 4:18.10. He broke the old mark of 4:32.58 set by Andrew Bross, Nov. 7, 2007.
Maloney also won the backstroke clocked at 49.35. He also swam the first leg of the 400 medley relay that just missed a pool record. Following Maloney was Tim Cutler, Eric Hild and Zach Kuntz. The foursome was clocked at 3:36.01. The pool record is 3:35.86 set by Luther in 2007.
Ryley Kramka and Seth Vander Horst went 1-2 in the 50 freestyle, while Cutler, Bradyn Watson and Tanner O'Brien went 1-2-3 in the 100 breaststroke. Kuntz also won the 100 freestyle.
The 400 freestyle relay of Sam Weinberg, Hild, Vander Horst and Kuntz wrapped up the afternoon with an impressive win clocked at 3:19.69.
The Norse will participate in the two-day Grinnell Invitational next Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21. The morning sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the finals at 6:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586