The American Rivers Conference has announced that Luther College senior Peder Smith (Baxter, Minn./Brainerd) has been named the Male Swimming & Diving Performer of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. This is the second time he has been so honored during his career.
Smith helped lead Luther to a 165-45 dual meet victory over Macalester College on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Norse are now 2-0 in dual meet competition.
Individually, Smith won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:09.93, finishing 10 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. He also placed second in the 200 IM (2:07.16), and swam the first leg of the 200-medley relay that placed first by 10 seconds (1:45.94).