Sprinter James Calvin Huenefeld Stays In-State, Verbals to LSU (2022)

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LSU is keeping sprinter James Calvin Huenefeld in-state: the Bulldog Aquatics Club swimmer has verbally committed to their class of 2026.

I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to the Louisiana State University! I am thankful to my family, friends, coaches, and everyone who has supported me along the way. Geaux Tigers! 🐯


  • 50 free – 20.68
  • 100 free – 44.83
  • 200 free – 1:40.03
  • 200 back – 1:48.94
  • 100 fly – 50.32
  • 200 IM – 1:51.52

At the 2020 Louisiana HS D2 State Championships in November, Huenefeld won the 200 free (1:40.26) and 100 fly (50.32) titles. He also swam lead-off legs on Ruston High School’s free relays, which both finished third in the state.

A few weeks later, at a Louisiana site of the virtual 2020 U.S. Winter 18 & Under Championships, Huenefeld hit lifetime bests in the 100 free, 200 free, 200 back and 100 breast (58.81).

Brooks Curry was far-and-away LSU’s top sprinter last season. Now a sophomore, he won the 2020 SEC title in the 100 free (41.81), finished second in the 200 free (1:32.43) and touched sixth in the 50 free (19.39).

Huenefeld joins #19 Roman Valdez in LSU’s class of 2026. Valdez, at 21.0/44.8/1:37.8, is another great sprint addition for fall 2022.

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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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