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  Ryan Lusk
  • Junior
  • Three-time All-American
  • Jacksonville, Fla. (The Bolles School)
  • Freestyle, Individual Medley
  • Club Coach: Gregg Troy
Gollegiate Best
200 IM 1:47.83 (SECs, 2000)
400 IM 3:51.10 (Bulldog Invitational, 2000)
200 Free 1:36.99 (SEC's, 2000)
1650 Free 15:20.57 (Speedo Cup, 1998)

UF All-Time Rankings: Ninth in Florida history in the 400 IM (3:51.60) and 10th in the 200 IM (1:47.83).

National/International Competition: Finished 46th in 1,500-meter freestyle event at 1999 U.S. Open with time of 16:38.79...placed seventh in the 200-meter IM at 1998 Phillips 66 competition in a personal-best time of 2:05.10, earning him a spot on the '99 World University Games team...also at Phillips 66 finished 34th in the 400 IM (4:30.90) and 30th in the 200 free (1:53.20)...top-10 finisher in the 200 IM at the '97 US Open (seventh), '98 Spring Senior Nationals (eighth), and '98 Summer Senior Nationals (seventh)...also at Summer Nationals, swam on the sixth-place 400 free relay and 10th-place 800 free relay.

1999-2000: At NCAA Championships, Placed 14th in 200m IM in 2:01.00...also placed 14th in 400m IM, clocking 4:17.99...came in 24th place in the 1,500 Free event with time of 15:21.93...led off for 800m Free Relay team that place 12th, timing 7:17.33...At SEC Championships, ...placed 14th in 200 Free finals with time of 1:37.00, was one-tenth of a second faster in prelims (UF's best time of the season)...placed eighth in finals of 200 IM, touching he wall in 1:48.43...touched the wall in 15:29.07 in 1,650 free, placing eighth.

1998-99: At the NCAA Championships, was Honorable Mention All-American as member of Gators' 15th-place 800 free relay...individually at NCAAs, placed 20th in the 200 IM (1:48.56), finished 21st in the 400 IM in a career-best time of 3:51.60 and touched 28th in the 1650 free (15:38.19)...at the SEC Championships, earned eighth-place honor in the 1650...finished eighth in the 400 IM with a collegiate best 3:52.27, ranking eighth best in Florida record book...took 13th in the 200 IM in 1:49.18...additionally at the conference meet, was a member of 800 free relay which touched in third in 6:34.70...at the Speedo Cup in December, recorded career-best times in both the 200 IM (1:48.42) and the 1650 free (15:20.57) on December 3rd and December 5th, respectively.

High School: 1998 graduate of The Bolles School...Florida High School State Champion in the 200-yard IM (1:48.80)...runner-up in the state competition in the 500 free as a junior during '96 (4:30.30)...selected team's most valuable swimmer twice during high school career...swam under head coach Gregg Troy for four seasons while at Bolles.

Personal: Born Jonathan Ryan Lusk on November 7, 1979 in Greenville, S.C...son of Richard and Patricia Lusk...majoring in recreation.


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