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's list multiple times ... pursuing majors in economics and political science.
Lutkus' 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)|