Virginia Tech Hokies Land 2022 In-State Verbal from NAG Relay Record-Holder Landon Gentry

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NEW COMMIT: Virginia Tech has kept another local standout in-state – and away from ACC rival UVa – for the Class of 2025 after receiving a verbal commitment from Bristow, Va. native Landon Gentry.

He will arrive in Blacksburg at the start of the 2022-23 season along with Aiken Do and Mitchell Stroud.

Gentry currently owns the fastest 200 fly time in his class.

He told Swimming World:

“I am extremely excited and honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Virginia Tech! Thank you to my family, all of my coaches, and my amazing teammates and friends for supporting me throughout my journey. I can’t wait to be a part of such a great team! GO HOKIES! 🦃

Gentry trains year-round with Nation’s Capital Swim Club and is no stranger to breaking records. He’s part of the National Age Group records for all 13-14 mixed relays, the 15-16 mixed 4×100 free relay, and the 15-18 mixed 4×50 free relay, mixed 4×100 free relay, and the mixed 4×100 medley relay.

He also owns the Potomac Valley LSC records in the 13-14 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m IM, and 400m IM in addition to several relays. Gentry is the owner of the NCAP program records for the 13-14 age group in those four events as well as the 100m fly.

At the NCAP Invitational in December, he won the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM after notching a best time at the Toyota U.S. Open. In summer 2019, he recorded three top-8 finishes at Potomac Valley LCM Seniors before going on to take fourth in the 200m fly and ninth in the 100m fly at NCSAs.

His best times include:

  • 50 free – 21.25
  • 100 free – 46.26
  • 200 free – 1:41.24
  • 100 fly – 48.44
  • 200 fly – 1:46.06
  • 200 IM – 1:49.45
  • 400 IM – 3:58.00

Currently a junior at Patriot High School, Gentry won the 100 fly and was the runner-up in the 200 IM as a sophomore at the Virginia 6A State Championships. He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for his efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Gentry will add valuable fly depth to the Hokies’ lineup at the start of the 2022-23 season following the graduations of Blake Manoff and Antani Ivanov. He would’ve been their fourth-fastest 200 butterflyer last season and would’ve placed in the C-final of that event at the conference meet.

Under head coach Sergio Lopez, the Hokies finished fourth overall in the team standings at the 2020 ACC Championships.

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