Illini wrap up competition at the Big Blue Classic
2012 Track and Field Outdoor: Competed at the EIU Big Blue Classic, placing fifth with a personal-best vault of 15-7 (4.75m).
Indoor: Recorded a personal best at the Illini Classic with a vault of 15-7 (4.75m) ... Placed seventh with 15-1 (4.60m) at the Illini Open ... Participated in four meets.
2011 Track and Field Outdoor: Did not participate
Two-time all-state honoree in the pole vault ... Took fourth place in the pole vault at the 2010 Illinois Class 3A state meet ... Finished eighth in the pole vault at the 2009 Illinois Class 3A state meet ... Owns personal-best heights of 15-6 (indoor) and 15-3 (outdoor).
Full name is Lukas M. Looby ... Born July 11, 1992 ... Parents are William and Allison Looby ... Has three brothers, Patrick, Robert, Matthew ... Hobbies include pole vault, slack lining and rock climbing ... His brother Robert most influenced his athletic career becuase "he showed me how much hard work is worth." ... Majoring in kinesiology.
Looby's Personal Bests
Pole Vault: 15-7 (4.75m) - EIU Big Blue Classic (3/30/12)
Pole Vault: 15-7 (4.75m) - Illini Classic (1/21/12)