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Luke Martinez
Luke Martinez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sugar Grove, Ill.

High School:
Marmion Academy

Event:
Mid-Distance


05/21/2012

UIC Student-Athletes Post Third-Straight Semester with 3.0 GPA

Flames' student-athletes post collective 3.0 GPA

04/02/2012

Swimming & Diving Holds Annual Awards Banquet, Announces Captains

Gniatczyk, Waszak, Jacobson, Greco and Sivak to serve as captains for 2012-13 season.

04/02/2012

Swimming & Diving Holds Annual Awards Banquet, Announces Captains

Gniatczyk, Waszak, Jacobson, Greco and Sivak to serve as captains for 2012-13 season.

02/25/2012

Men Take Third, Women Place Fourth At Horizon League Championships

The Flames came away with three individual wins during the championships.

02/25/2012

Men Take Third, Women Place Fourth At Horizon League Championships

The Flames came away with three individual wins during the championships.

AS A SENIOR (2011-2012): Placed first in the 200 fly against Wright State (10/15) with 1:55.95 ... achieved a career best versus Northwestern and North Dakota (11/12) in the 100 back with 54.72 ... qualified and competed in the 200 IM and 200 back at the TYR Invitational (11/18-20) ... was the runner up in the 200 free with 1:44.01 and 200 breast with 2:14.18 against Western Illinois and Saint Louis (12/17) ... won the 1650 free (16:26.92) and 200 fly (1:57.36) at Green Bay (01/14) ... claimed first in the 400 IM with 4:07.63 against Valparaiso (01/20) ... at Cleveland State (02/04), finished first in the 200 IM with 1:53.52 and second in the 200 fly with 1:53.70 ... took first in the 200 IM (1:50.00) and second in the 400 IM (3:56.10) and set a best in the 200 fly (1:51.53) at the Horizon League Championships (02/22-25) ... had 12 top-3 performances throughout the season, with six coming in first place ... named Horizon League Men's Swimmer of the Week for Jan. 16-22

AS A JUNIOR (2010-2011): Led the Flames in the 200 backstroke for the season with 1:50.29 (2/26) ... came in second for the season in the 200 IM with 1:50.59 (2/24) ... took first in the 200 free with 1:46.89 at Western Illinois (12/19) ... placed second in the 200 IM with 1:53.66 against Cleveland State (2/05) ... broke his own best record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:50.29 in the Horizon League Championships (2/26).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-2010): Opened up the season with a first place finish in the 200 back against Wright State (1:55.74) ... won the 1000 free at home against North Dakota (9:54.64) ... third place finish in the 200 free at home (1:44.88) ... took first in the 200 fly against Western Illinois (1:57.24) ... finished in first place in the 1650 free against Valparaiso (16:08.98) ... set the school record in the 200 back at Cleveland State (1:52.23) ... runner-up in the 400 IM (3:55.82) and 200 back (1:50.58), as well as a third place finish in the 200 IM (1:50.98) at the 2010 Horizon League Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-2009): Won the 200 fly (1:56.44) and placed second in the 1000 free (9:54.36) in his collegiate debut at Wright State ... finished second in 200 IM and in the 400 IM, third in the 1650 free, and fourth in 800 free at 2009 Horizon League Conference Championship

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in swimming at Marmion (Ill.) ... All-American and all-state after finishing sixth in the 500 free and 10th in the 200 free at the state finals ... earned Suburban Catholic All-Conference honors in 2008 ... swam for the Academy Bullets for five years, competing at the junior nationals twice ... born June 6, 1990 in Ariz. ... son of Tino and Jill Martinez ... has one sibling, Nikki ... currently enrolled as a biology major.

CAREER BEST:
200 Free: 1:44.01 (12/17/11)
1650 Free: 16:26.92 (01/14/12)
200 Fly: 1:51.53 (02/25/12)
100 Back: 54.72 (11/12/11)
200 Back: 1:50.29* (2/26/11)
200 Breast: 2:14.18 (12/17/11)
200 IM: 1:50.00 (02/23/12)
400 IM: 3:55.82* (2/26/10)
*SCHOOL RECORD

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