Leah Luckett of Countryside YMCA Will Become a Wildcat, Sends Verbal Nod to Kentucky

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NEW COMMIT: South Lebanon, Ohio native and rising high school senior Leah Luckett has verbally committed to the University of Kentucky and will arrive in Lexington as a member of the class of 2024.

Luckett does her club swimming with Countryside YMCA and most recently competed at the TYR Summer Senior Championships where she finished seventh in both the 50m back and 100m free. She raced four events at YMCA Nationals in April and earned a best time at Juniors East in December.

Also competing for Kings High School, Luckett is a four-time Ohio State Championship finalist. She placed fifth in the 100 free and eighth in the 200 free as a junior after finishing ninth and seventh, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

She told Swimming World:

“I am so excited to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Kentucky. I chose Kentucky because of the great coaching staff and team. I cannot wait to spend 4 years in Lexington! A Huge Thanks to my family friends and coaches for helping me with this decision.”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.92
  • 100 free – 50.96
  • 200 free – 1:50.44
  • 100 back – 56.60
  • 200 back – 2:01.01

When she suits up for the Wildcats at the start of the 2020-21 season, Luckett will add her talents to training groups that’ll include Riley GainesOlivia Huffman and Sophie Sorenson. Although she’s just shy of scoring range at the SEC Championships, she has continuously made improvements each season with a year of club swimming still to go.

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