|Date:||January 13, 2018|
Luther hosted the fifth annual Luther Sprint Invitational this afternoon. No team scores were kept. Today's field included Augsburg College (MN), Carleton College (MN), Coe College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, St. Mary's University (MN), UW-La Crosse and the Norse.
Matt Staver was the lone Norse to post a top-three finish. Stave won the 500 freestyle (4:58.59) finishing ahead of Andy Vasquez of Nebraska Wesleyan (5:00.90). Staver also finished second in the 100 fly (53.19).
Eight pool records were established this afternoon. They are listed below.
200 Medley Relay - UW-La Crosse - (1:34.77) - Alec Carlson, Marley Kaiser, Jacob Burchfield, Ryan Jessen - they broke the old record of 1:35.93 set by UWL on Nov. 21, 2015.
1000 Freestyle - Corbin Faidley of Coe College (9:57.57) - he broke the old mark of (10:00.63) established by Michael Brus of Grinnell College set on Nov. 9, 2013.
50 Freestyle - Ryan Jessen - UW-La Crosse (21.02) - he broke the old record of (21.08) set by Jacon Burchfield of UWL on Nov. 18, 2017.
100 IM - Jacob Burchfield - UW-La Crosse (53.10) - he broke his own record of (55.38) set Nov. 14, 2017.
50 Backstroke - Alec Carlson - UW-La Crosse (24.95) - broke old mark of (25.92) set by Jason Orvis of Luther on Jan. 11, 2014.
50 Breaststroke - Garrett Cadotte - Nebraska Wesleyan University (26.31) - broke the old mark of (28.09) set by Noah Brackenburg of Carleton College on Jan. 16, 2016.
100 Breaststroke - Garrett Cadotte - Nebraska Wesleyan University (56.78) - broke the old record of (58.24) set by Mac Faldet of Loras College on Jan. 7, 2014.
100 Butterfly - Nolan Reid - Nebraska Wesleyan University (51.97) - broke the old mark of (53.13) set by David Sommers of Augustana-Rock Island on Nov. 16, 2013.
Luther's next action will be Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19-20, when it will compete at the Grinnell College Invitational.
Sponsor: Swimming and Diving (men)
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586