Hobson Breaks 9:00 in 1000 Free, Hartman and Brill Nab Another Win Each in Utah


  • March 11-14, 2021
  • St. George, Utah (Dixie State University)
  • Short course yards (SCY) with SCY/LCM time trials
  • Meet info
  • Psych sheets
  • Results on Meet Mobile

Lakeridge Swim Team’s Luke Hobson had one win and two bests tonight in St. George as the Sectional Championships wrapped up.

Hobson went 8:58.07 to take the 1000 free this afternoon, which was a lifetime best by over four seconds and his first time under nine minutes. He then finished runner-up in the 100 free, going 43.34 behind Paseo Aquatics Swim Team’s Manuel Leuthard (43.24), a Swiss national training in California. For Hobson, that was his first time under 44 in the 100 free.

15-year-old Bailey Hartman of the Crow Canyon Country Club Sharks continued her winning ways, cracking the 50-second barrier for the first time to hit a lifetime best of 49.56 in the 100 free. Hartman adds that to her win tally, which includes victories this weekend in the 200 free and 200 IM.

In fifth place was 13-year-old Liberty Clark in a lifetime best 51.31. Clark is quickly becoming one of the best young sprinters in the country, ranking sixth this season among 13-year-olds nationally; she entered the meet with a best of 53.34.

Canyons Aquatic Club’s Kyle Brill completed the backstroke sweep, going 1:45.54 to take a few tenths off of his previous best from prelims, which was his first time under 1:50 ever. He entered this meet with a 1:52.32, so the UCSB commit has emerged as an overnight star in the backstrokes. In the women’s 200 back, Emma Karam won easily in 1:55.80, gaining .25 from prelims.


  • La Mirada Armada’s Elizabeth Ramirez took the 200 breast easily, just off of her best with a 2:14.47.
  • The men’s 200 breast went to Coronado’s Aedan Lewis, as he dropped under two minutes with a 1:59.87.

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1 year ago

Best of all, he didn’t have a lap counter for the 1000!

1 year ago

Is the club Lakeridge not lakeride? First sentence

1 year ago

Great range for the future Longhorn. Any chance his parent’s swam at USC in the 80’s?

Reply to  Bevo
1 year ago

Yes, mom swam backstroke for Don Lamont and dad was an NCAA freestyle finalist for Peter Daland. I think Luke just past dad’s best time in the 500 this weekend.

Ol' Longhorn
1 year ago

There you go
keep up the good work

1 year ago

Sub 20 on the 50 free
43 on the 100
Sub 9 on the 1000

That’s some range

Reply to  Horninco
1 year ago

Perfect fit at Texas.

Reply to  Horninco
1 year ago

I had the same reaction. Insane range. And yet — becoming less rare at the same time. Kudos to this kid

1 year ago

St George UT is at 2700 FYI elevation, not crazy high, but but for flatlanders like me, you can feel a wee bit on the longer races, so a sub 9 is even more impressive.

Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 year ago


Utah swimmer
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

Still classified as “at sea level”

Besides- the pool is brand new and incredibly fast at that too

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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