UASC Distance Freestyler Luke Landis Commits to Fresno Pacific

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Luke Landis from Upper Arlington, Ohio has committed to Fresno Pacific University’s class of 2023. Landis completed his prep career at Upper Arlington High School; he swims year-round for Upper Arlington Swim Club.

“So happy to sign and officially be a part of the Sunbird Family @fpuswimanddive !! Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this journey with me! I cannot thank you enough! Go Sunbirds ☀️ 🐦 !”

Landis has had quite a senior year, improving lifetime bests in all his top events both in high school season and club swimming. He qualified for the 2019 OHSAA Division 1 State Championships in the 500 free, where he finished 17th in prelims, a couple of seconds off the PB he had notched the week before at Districts. It was at the Central, East, & Southeast District Championships that he went lifetime bests in the 500 free (5:36.86) and 100 fly (51.68). Later in the spring he improved his times in the 50/200/1650 free, 200 back, and 200 fly at the Senior Circuit meet hosted by MAKO, finishing top-8 in all those events (except the 50 free.

Landis will be a welcome addition to the Sunbirds’ roster in the fall. He would have been the #1 miler and #2 500-freestyler, 200-backstroker, and 200-butterflyer on the 2018-19 roster, scoring in the top-8 of both events at 2019 PCSC Championships. He also would have been an A finalist in the 200 free, 200 back, and 200 fly.

Top SCY times:

  • 1650 free – 16:00.93
  • 500 free – 4:36.86
  • 200 free – 1:45.72
  • 200 back – 1:55.41
  • 200 fly – 1:53.32
  • 100 fly – 51.68

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