|Date:||October 28, 2017|
Luther was defeated by UW-Eau Claire by a final of 145.5 - 88.5 in the home opener for the Norse.
Matt Staver, Peder Smith and Ian Christopherson led the squad posting two first place finishes each. Staver crushed the field in the 1000 freestyle (10:19.96) touching the wall 12 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. He also won the 200 butterfly (2:02.14) by almost a full second.
Smith won the 500 freestyle (5:08.73) by nearly eight seconds and edged Dayton Miller (1:52.72) in the 200 freestyle (1:52.67).
Christopherson sprinted to wins in the 50 freestyle (22.10) and 100 freestyle (49.65).
Second place finishes were posted by Staver in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.39) and Zach Martin in both the 200 backstroke (2:02.05) and 200 IM (2:06.34).
Luther returns to action one week from today when it will host Grinnell College. Start time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Swimming and Diving (men)
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586