Karl

Luht

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Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 6'5"
Class: Junior
City/State: Tallinn, Estonia
High School: Viimsi HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
Claimed his first individual win of the season against Loyola in the 100-yard backstroke ... Was part of the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay teams that took gold against Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Also claimed second in the 100 back ... Claimed victory in the 100 back and 100 butterfly at SMU ... Had a stellar Art Adamson Invitational, earning four second swims ... Reached the ‘A' Final of the 100 back and finished eighth overall ... Qualified for the ‘B' Final in the 50 free and 100 fly, where he finished 11th and 14th overall, respectively ... Also set new personal-best in the 100 fly ... Claimed 18th overall in the 100 free ... Touched the wall second in the 100 back against Georgia ... Swam the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay team that beat Texas A&M in the final home meet of the season ... Also took second in the 100 back against the Aggies ... Set a new personal-best of 46.16 in the 100 back during a time trial at the SEC Championships, the second-fastest time in school history ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Tallied a first-place finish in the ‘B’ final of the 100 back at the FGCU Classic ... Touched the wall third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 free against Auburn ... Came in seventh overall in the ‘A’ final of the 50 free, eighth overall in the ‘A’ final of the 100 free and fourth in the ‘A’ final of the 100 back at the Art Adamson Invite ... Also swam the third leg for the 800 free relay squad that garnered second overall at Art Adamson ... Picked up two third-place finishes in the 100 back and 100 free against Alabama ... Also swam the third leg for the 400 free relay team that claimed second against the Crimson Tide ... Touched the wall first in the 100 free against Texas A&M ... Also picked up third place in the 100 back and also swam the first leg for the 200 free relay squad that took first overall against the Aggies ... Came in eighth overall in the ‘A’ final of the 100 back at the SEC Championships ... Also picked up a seventh-place finish in the ‘C’ final of the 100 free at SEC Championships ... Part of the 200 medley relay squad that broke the school record at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Qualified for NCAAs as a relay participant ... Swam the opening leg of the 400 medley relay that broke the school record at NCAAs.

PRIOR TO LSU
Representative of the Estonian national team … Part of multiple Nordic championships … A two-time European Junior and European Champions participant … Part of the Garant Swim Club in Tallinn, Estonia … Member of the 2016 European Championship team and holds the short course meter best times of 23.41 in the 50 free, 53.37 in the 100 back and 56.17 in the 100 fly.

PERSONAL
Born on November 30, 1996 … Parents are Meelis and Tiia Luht … Has one younger sister, Laura … Majoring in general business.

Luht's Top Times
50 free - 20.03 2017 SEC Championships
100 free - 44.07 2017 SEC Championships
100 back - 46.16 2018 SEC Championships
100 fly - 49.01 2017 Art Adamson Invitational

Luht's Top 2017-18 Times
50 free - 20.26 SEC Championships
100 free - 45.56 Art Adamson Invitational
100 back - 46.16 SEC Championships
100 fly - 49.01 Art Adamson Invitational

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