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  Luke Gunn
Luke Gunn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Forest Gate, England

Last College:
Birmingham

Birthdate:
03/22/1985


NCAA All-America
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
8K (XC): 24:09.5
10K (XC): 30:28

1500m: 3:45.14

3000m: 7:53.97
3000m Steeplechase: 8:28.4

5000m: 14.14.57

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.

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 time in school history with a winning mark of 8:31.17 in the steeplechase 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 Indoor Championships.

· Qualified for the NCAA Indoor 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.

2006 Cross Country:

· Garnered NCAA All-South Region 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 Championships with a time of 24:54.9.

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

2007 Track:

Outdoor -

· Earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish of 8:37.30 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Championships.

· Time was the second-fastest in school history and third-best 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 Indoor Championships in the 3,000m with a time of 7:57.76 at the Huskie Classic.

· Time was the third-fastest in the ACC.

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 3K time of 8:43.86.

· Took second in the 800m (1:54.78) and 1,500m (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 3K time 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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