De Lucca Continues Tear at USA Short Course Nationals

 
Joao De Lucca on the medal stand at USA Short Course Nationals

Joao De Lucca on the medal stand at USA Short Course Nationals

Dec. 1, 2012

University of Louisville junior Joao De Lucca continues to make waves at the 2012 AT&T Winter National Championships. The championships are being held Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 at the University of Texas-Austin.

After qualifying fourth in the 100-freestyle, he moved up to second in the finals, shaving a full second off his prelim time to post a 42.05, being out-touched by Matt Grevers, who touched in 41.71. De Lucca's second split of 21.75 was faster than Grevers final split of 21.98.

"He was hard-charging down the stretch," said U of L head coach Arthur Albiero.

Event 30  Men 100 Yard Freestyle
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     American: A 41.08  03/28/09  Nathan Adrian, Cal.
    U.S. Open: O 40.92  03/29/08  Cesar Cielo, Auburn/BRA
         Meet: M 41.35  12/04/10  Matthew Grevers, Tucson Ford Deal
    Name                  Age Team              Prelims     Finals Points
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                            === A - Final ===

1 Grevers, Matt 27 Tucson Ford-AZ 42.90 41.71 20 r:+0.67 19.73 41.71 (21.98) 2 *De Lucca, Joao 22 U. of Louisville 43.03 42.05 17 r:+0.70 20.30 42.05 (21.75) 3 Berens, Ricky 24 Una TXLA-ST/TXLA 42.92 42.37 16 r:+0.69 20.62 42.37 (21.75) 4 Smith, Giles 21 Univ. of Arizona 42.86 42.63 14.5 r:+0.58 20.33 42.63 (22.30) 4 *Lobintsev, Nikita 24 Trojan Swim Club 43.20 42.63 14.5 r:+0.71 20.57 42.63 (22.06) 6 Weber-Gale, Garrett 27 Longhorn Aquatic 43.37 42.89 13 r:+0.68 20.45 42.89 (22.44) 7 *Sukhorukov, Alexande 24 Trojan Swim Club 43.18 43.26 12 r:+0.76 20.94 43.26 (22.32) 8 Babaev, Pavel 29 Swim Florida-FL 43.07 43.57 11 r:+0.66 20.29 43.57 (23.28)

 

 

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