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  Luke Gunn
Luke Gunn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Derby, England

Last College:
Birmingham

Event:
Distance


NCAA All-America

3000m Steeplechase: 2007 & 2008

NCAA East Region Champion

3000m Steeplechase: 2008

NCAA All-East Region

3000m Steeplechase: 2007 & 2008

NCAA All-South Region

Cross Country: 2006 & 2007

ACC Champion

3000m Steeplechase: 2008

3000m Indoor: 2008

All-ACC

3000m Steeplechase: 2008

3000m Indoor: 2008

5000m: 2008

Collegiate Bests
1500m: 3:45.14

3000m: 7:53.97- FSU Record
3000m Steeplechase: 8:28.4

5000m: 14.14.57
8K (XC): 24:09.5
10K (XC): 30:28

2008 Track:

Outdoor -

• Collected All-America honors by finishing third in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championships with a time of 8:34.41.

• Improved on the second-fastest steeplechase time in school history with a winning mark of 8:31.17 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

• Took second in the steeplechase at the British Olympic Trials.

• Cruised to the victory in the steeplechase at the ACC Championships in 8:38.33. Came back to earn All-ACC honors by finishing second in the 5,000m (14:14.57). Time is the 10th fastest in school history.

• Won the NCAA East Regional title in the steeplechase with a top time of 8:41.16.

Indoor -

• Ran an 8:07.98 to finish 11th in the 3,000m at the NCAA Championships.

• Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 3,000m with a time of 7:53.97 at the Husky Classic and also set the school record.

• Captured his first ACC Championship with a top time of 8:13.32 in the 3,000m.

• Ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay at the ACC Championships that reset the school record at 9:49.86.

2007 Cross Country:

• Earned the second NCAA All-South Region honors of his career by tying his career-best time of 30:28.4 to finish fifth overall and top on the team.

• Highest FSU finisher at the NCAA Championships, running a 10K time of 30:55.0 to finish 68th overall.

• Took 16th at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:54.9.

• Finished in the top 15 of both the Covered Bridge Open and Notre Dame Invitational.

2007 Track -- Outdoor

• Earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish of 8:37.30 in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Championships.

• Time was the third-best time in the ACC.

• Took third at the NCAA East Region Championships by crossing the line at 8:44.92.

• Returned from injury to compete at the Georgia Tech Invitational where he posted a regional qualifying time of 8:57.97 to win the event.

Indoor

• Provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 3000m with a time of 7:57.76 at the Huskie Classic.

• Time was the third-fastest in the ACC.

2006 Cross Country

• Garnered NCAA All-South Region team accolades after finishing 12th overall, third on the team, at the regional championships with a time of 31:40.6.

• Posted a career-best 8k time of 24:09.5 at the NCAA Pre-National meet, the seventh-fastest time in school history.

• Took 16th at the ACC Championship with a time of 24:54.9.

• Placed third on the team, 163rd overall, with a time of 33:12 at the NCAA Championships.

At Birmingham

• Finished second at the 2006 BMC Grand Prix 4 with a 3k time of 8:13.68.

• Was fourth at the 2006 AAA Championships with a 3KST of 8:43.86.

• Took second in the 800m (1:54.78) and 1500m (3:52.33) at the BAL Division 3 Match 3.

• Finished second at the 2006 British University Cross Country Championships with a 5k of 14:23.38.

• Won the 2005 Welsh Championships with a 3KST of 8:56.24.

• Placed fourth in the 3k at the World Student Games with a time of 8:32.76.

Personal

Born March 22, 1985...Majoring in applied economics

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