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400 Free Relay - Quotes

Feb. 22, 2009

On the final race of the meet …

Junior John Lytle
“Both teams (Notre Dame and Louisville) had the same relay squads from last year when they handled us. We thought we had a great chance to win the race. It was the most amazing race I have ever competed in and I will never forget this.”

Senior Danny Lutkus
“I feel like we trained so hard all year and we rested a lot for this race, and it was just pure heart and we I knew we would all swim great races. It feels great to come out on top.”

Sophomore Joshua Nosal
“It came down to heart and who wanted it more. Nothing can compare to the buildup of this race. When it was coming down to the end and you look up at the scoreboard and you see the No. 1 by your name … it just feels great.”

Junior Andrew Hoffman
“I’m humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of such a memorable championship team. The whole season came down to one race, and I just had to let it ride.”