CALEB RHODENBAUGH BREAKS ISHOF HONOREE STEVE LUNDQUIST’S 40-YEAR OLD SMU BREASTSTROKE RECORD!
SMU’s CALEB RHODENBAUGH BREAKS ISHOF HONOREE STEVE LUNDQUIST’S 40-YEAR OLD BREASTSTROKE RECORD !!!!
1984 two-time Olympic gold medalist and proud SMU alumni swimmer, Steve Lundquist, whose birthday was just two days ago- February 20, got quite the birthday surprise… the 1990 ISHOF Honor Swimmer learned the day after his 61st birthday, that his 40-year old SMU record in the 100 yard breaststroke was finally broken on Saturday at the AAC Conference Championships! And to top it off, it was broken by a young man named Caleb Rhodenbaugh. The name Caleb “Rhodenbaugh” may sound familiar because his father is the Head Swimming Coach of the SMU Mustangs, Lundquist’s alma mater. Not only is Caleb the son of the SMU Head Coach, but it turns out that that coach is the same guy that Lundquist swam side by side with while at SMU, day after day, for four years (in the early 1980’s) and to no one’s surprise, both swimming the breaststroke events. And they have stayed friends ever since.
Caleb broke Lundquist’s 40-year-old record on Saturday in a time of 52.42; lowering the long standing time of 52.48.
To quote Lundquist when I spoke to him yesterday, he said, “It was broken by the son of a great friend of mine. I couldn’t be more proud!”
Swimming really is a small world…….