Men's Cross Country

Mike Lucchesi
Mike Lucchesi


Elmhurst, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 145



1999: Set 10K personal best of 31:26 at the NCAA Region V Championships in Savoy, earning All-Region honors with a 16th place finish ? Ran among Illinois? scoring five at all six meets during the season ? Was Illini?s top finisher at the Big Ten Championships, placing 27th overall.

1998: Consistently one of Illinois? top runners ? Ran No. 1 for the team at the Illinois State Open ? Finished eighth at the Illinois Invitational ? Placed a disappointing 61st at the Big Ten Championships (26:28) but rebounded with a 55th place (3rd team runner) at the NCAA District V Meet ? Was among team?s top five runners in all but one meet.

1997: Freshman was Illinois? second finisher at the Big Ten Championships where he placed 36th (25:39) ? Top 20 finishes included sixth at the Illini Classic (25:19), 12th at the Eastern Illinois Open (25:41) and 19th at the Illinois State Invitational (25:51) ? Finished in the top four on the team in all seven meets.

High School: Earned seven letters in high school: four in cross country and three in track ? A four-time all-conference selection: two times in cross country and two times in track ? Holds the York cross country course record.

Personal: Born January 17, 1979 ? Parents are Jim and Cheryl Lucchesi ? Majoring in psychology ? Plans to attend graduate school after graduation ? Hopes to compete in marathons in the future.