TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – University of Minnesota freshman Hunter Lucas punched his ticket for the 2018 NACAC Cross Country Championships with a fourth-place finish in the Junior Men’s 8K on Saturday at the USA Cross Country Championships.
A native of Fargo, N.D., Lucas traversed the eight-kilometer course at Apalachee Regional Park in 25:22.0. He’ll now move on to the NACAC Cross Country Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador on Feb. 17.
The 2016 Powerade North Dakota Senior Athlete of the Year and the 2016 North Dakota Class A state cross country champion, Lucas previously won both the 1,500 meters and the 3,000 meters at the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic National Championships.
With Lucas earning his bid on Saturday, the Gophers have now been represented at two-straight NACAC Cross Country Championships with Nick Rink finishing eighth last year in Boca Raton, Fla., as the U.S. Under-20 Men’s Team claimed a gold medal.
Lucas Adds to Resume in El Salvador
2/22/2018 - M. Cross Country
Gopher freshman Hunter Lucas finished 22nd at the 2018 NACAC Cross Country Championships in La Libertad, El Salvador.
Lucas Reps 'U' in El Salvador
2/18/2018 - M. Cross Country
A native of Fargo, N.D., Lucas finished 22nd on Saturday, covering the course in 27:08.0.
'U' Programs Earn USTFCCCA Academic Honors
2/9/2018 - M. Cross Country
Both programs were among the best in the Big Ten with the women pacing the conference and the men ranking second.