AS A JUNIOR:Collected a pair of all-BIG EAST honors … continued to develop in his primary events … three of those top times came during the BIG EAST Championships … at the meet he finished third in the 200 Free (1:38.86), eighth in the 500 Free (4:32.10) and eighth in the 100 Free (45.67) … powered the 400 Free Relay (2:59.05) group at the BIG EAST meet to a runner-up finish and a school record … top performance in the 50 Free (21.48) was set at the Ohio State Invitational … at the same meet, swam the 100 Free (46.03) and 200 Free (1:41.06) in respectable times.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Each of his four season-best times came at the BIG EAST Conference Championships … at the meet his 50 Free (21.22), 100 Free (45.82), 200 Free (1:39.89) and 500 Free (4:32.85) were peak performances.
AS A FRESHMAN:Posted BIG EAST A-cuts in the 100 Free, 200 Free and 500 Free … all of his top marks in those events came at the BIG EAST Championships … placed seventh at the conference meet in the 200 Free in 1:40.43 … clocked a season-best time of 1:40.34 in the prelims of the event … registered a 16th-place showing in the 500 Free at the BIG EAST meet with a time of 4:33.36 in the finals … his preliminary mark of 4:32.43 was his best time of the season in the 500 Free … placed 20th in the 100 Free prelims at the conference meet with a season-best time of 46.41 … ranked fourth on the team in the 100 Free and fifth in the 200 Free.
THE LUTKUS FILE:Won four varsity letters as a member of the swim team at Penn (Ind.) … four-time all-conference honoree … three-time all-state and All-American selection … team captain his senior year … named team MVP after sophomore and senior seasons … owns school records in the 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay … team was runner-up at the state meet his senior yea r… also two-year letterwinner in soccer … brother, Jamie, was an accomplished swimmer for Notre Dame before graduating 2006 … born October 2, 1986, in Chicago, Ill. … son of Rebecca and Gerald Lutkus … both parents and sister graduated from Notre Dame … spent the summer before his senior season in Washington, D.C. … conducted research that will soon be published in a book titled Energy and Security in the 21st Century … has appeared on the dean[apos]s list multiple times … pursuing majors in economics and political science.
Lutkus[apos] Career Bests
|50 Free||21.24||Ohio State Invite (2008)|
|100 Free||44.76||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Free||1:38.30||BIG EAST (2009)|
|500 Free||4:28.61||BIG EAST (2009)|