De Lucca Breaks School Record; Finishes 4th at USA Short Course

 
Joao De Lucca

Joao De Lucca

Nov. 29, 2012

University of Louisville junior Joao De Lucca set a new Cardinal school record when he boarded a 19.61 and finished fourth at the at the 2012 AT&T Winter National Championships. The championships are being held Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 at the University of Texas-Austin.

De Lucca actually qualified ninth, for the B-final, but when Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte scratched, it created an opportunity for De Lucca to swim in the A-final. He took advantage and boarded a life-time best and reset the U of L record book.

Competition continues tomorrow with prelim and final sessions.

1 Grevers, Matthew       27 Tucson Ford-AZ      19.11      18.88   20
         r:+0.68
  2 Tarwater, Davis        28 Tennessee Aq.-SE    19.52      19.36   17
         r:+0.68
  3 Babaev, Pavel          29 Swim Florida-FL     19.51      19.44   16
         r:+0.66
  4 *De Lucca, Joao        22 U. of Louisville    19.80      19.61
         r:+0.69
  5 Weber-Gale, Garrett    27 Longhorn Aquatic    19.79      19.64   14
         r:+0.66 


 

 

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