Luke Hobson Goes 4:12.12, Downs Michael Phelps’ 500 Free NAG at Minnesota Invitational

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Luke Hobson Goes 4:12.12, Downs Michael Phelps’ 500 Free NAG at Minnesota Invitational

University of Texas freshman Luke Hobson took down a national age-group record belonging to Michael Phelps Thursday morning.

Hobson went 4:12.12 to take the top seed in the men’s 500 freestyle at the Minnesota Invitational. That’s the fastest 17-18 time in American history. It undercuts the 4:12.33 that Phelps set as the NAG record in 2004 for North Baltimore Aquatic Club.

Hobson’s morning splits:

1 Luke Hobson           FR Texas             4:27.82    4:12.12  
    r:+0.79  23.65        49.25 (25.60)
        1:14.89 (25.64)     1:40.85 (25.96)
        2:06.70 (25.85)     2:32.23 (25.53)
        2:57.62 (25.39)     3:23.03 (25.41)
        3:47.85 (24.82)     4:12.12 (24.27)

Hobson has used the meet as an introduction to the wider college swimmer world. He split 1:31.34 in the 800 free relay on the meet’s first night Wednesday, swimming (likely for the last time) on the Longhorns B relay. That squad finished in 6:11.72. The winner Longhorns A squad holds the fastest time in the country at 6:10.14.

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Heather Power
8 months ago

And then Luke went 4:09 in finals. Go Luke!!

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Randall Scott Redman
8 months ago

Michael must be someone very Special to me. Why would he Swim for 28 Medals. Just know Michael, all the World together for 2 Weeks is special. Working as fast as I can to get all this Paper that I don’t need thrown out. Clean my table so I can get a Christmas Puzzle done.