Junior Season (2006-07)
Competed in the 100m fly at the U.S. Senior National Championships, posting a time of 55.31... Swam in the preliminaries on the 200 medley relay team that went on to win the NCAA title... Swam the butterfly leg in the prelims, posting a 20.91 split... Swam a NCAA provisional time of 47.30 int he 100 butterfly at the James E. Martin Qualifier... Posted a season-best 1:52.56 in the 200 fly at the Ralph Crocker Classic... Had a career-best time of 20.31 in the 50 free at the James E. Martin Qualifier... Swam a 46.74 in the 100 free against Florida State and 5:13.45 in the 500 free at the War Eagle Invitational... Led Auburn with a 48.74 in the 100 fly against Florida.
Sophomore Season (2005-06)
Finished fifth in the 100m fly B final at the U.S. Senior National Championships in a new personal best time of 55.03... At the James E. Martin Qualifier, improved provisional qualifier in the 100 fly to 47.28, also a career best time... Also at the James E. Martin Invite, swam a career best 20.41 in a 50 free time trial... Swam a NCAA `B' cut time of 47.90 in the 100 fly at the SEC Championship (exhibition)... Earned a career best time of 1:50.90 in the 200 fly exhibition... Also competed in the 100 back at SEC's... Won the 100 fly at Virginia (with Penn State and Purdue) with a time of 49.97... Swam the fly leg on the winning 200 medley relay against South Carolina, splitting 22.01.
Freshman Season (2004-05)
Swam in the preliminary round of the 50 free (20.89) and 100 fly (48.18) at the SEC Championship.
Graduated from Sutherland in 2004... Swam for Rick Aronberg and Greater Rochester Racing Raiders... Also trained under Mark Morris at Sutherland... Holds four Pittsford Sutherland High School Records... State champion in the 100 butterfly... Tied for 19th in the 100 fly at 56.29 at the 2004 Summer Nationals.
Full name is Benjamin Luke Weniger... Born May 14, 1986... Parents are Ted and Judy Weniger... Father swam and was on the tennis team at Muskingum... Has two sisters, Hailey and Kristen... Kristen swam at Syracuse... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
More on Luke
Favorite sports movie is Rocky IV... Favorite book is Angels and Demons... Before a competition he has to laugh... Listens to Metallica before he races... Three words that describe him are determined, modest and adventurous.