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 Luke Sumerford

2017 Indoor Track & Field
Placed 12th in the 5,000 meters at the Southern Conference Championships with a season-best time of 15:17.16 ... also finished 14th in the 3,000 meters at the SoCon Championships, timing in at 8:56.49 ... posted a career-best time of 8:48.94 at the JDL College Challenge ... ran a season-best 4:27.47 in the mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... took fifth in the 5,000 meters at the Camel City Invitational with a time of 15:26.16 ... finished eighth in the mile at the UNCG Dual Meet Madness, timing in at 4:33.32.

2016 Cross Country

Opened the season with a time of 19:11.00 in the 6,000-meter race at Elon … Improved that time to 18:42.00 at the adidas XC Challenge … Finished 40th at the Southern Conference Championships with a time of 25:37.26 in the 8,000-meter run … Posted a time of 25:43.00 in the same event at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational … Ran at the Princeton Invitational and tallied a time of 26:20.00 … Ended his season with a time of 36:10.50 on the 10,000-meter course at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

2016 Outdoor Track & Field
Recorded a time of 4:07.62 in the 1,500-meter race at Coastal Carolina … Posted a time of 4:30.29 in the mile at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational … Ran the 5,000-meter race three times, including a team-best 14:56.37 at the High Point VertKlasse … Tallied times of 15:01.99 at Southern Conference Championships and 15:26.88 at Duke Invitational … Ran a 32:14.17 in the 10,000-meter distance at the SoCon Championships.

2016 Indoor Track & Field
Posted times of 4:25.90 in the mile distance at Virginia Tech, 4:29.95 at the High Point Team Challenge and 4:40.56 at UNCG Early Bird 7-Way … Turned in the Spartans' top time in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 15:13.78 at the Camel City Invitational. 

2015 Cross Country
Opened the season with a time of 20:11.00 at the Elon University Opener at 6,000-meters … Posted a time of 26:46.60 in the 5-mile run at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational … Tallied a time of 16:14.30 at the Wolfpack Invitational in the 5,000-meter run … Ran the 8,000-meter race twice on the season – posting a time of 26:28.50 at the Southern Conference Championships and a 26:36.60 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals … Closed out his season with a time o 37:06.70 at the NCAA Southeast Regional on the 10,000-meter course. 

2015 Outdoor Track & Field
Ran the 400-meter race and 5,000-meter race at the Terrier Relays (Apr. 4)…posted a time of 58.10 for the 400-meter race and a time of 15:48.67 in the 5,000-meter race…Ran the 800-meter race in 2:08.18 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational…ran the 1,500-meter race in 4:06.50 at the Wake Forest Open…finished the 10,000-meter race in 32:25.99 at the SoCon Championships

2015 Indoor Track & Field
Posted a time of 5:28.02 in the 5,000-meter race on the second day of the SoCon Indoor Championships 

2014 Cross Country
Ran the 5,000-meter race in 15:53.00 on September 19…posted a time of 26:27.00 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3)…ran the 8,000-meter race in 26:30.87 (Oct. 31) at the Southern Conference Championships…ran the 10K in 33:27.60 at the NCAA Southeast Regionals 

High School
Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Grimsley High School for coaches Seth Peoples and Jade Dickerson … Four-time All-Conference selection in cross country and a three-time All-County recipient … Two-time state qualifier in cross country … Four-time All-Conference selection in track in the 3,200-meter distance and a two-time All-County selection at that distance … Ran for the Greensboro Pace Setters for seven years … USATF All-America honoree in the 3,000-meter distance in 2013.


Personal
Full name is Luke Boone Sumerford … Born November 21, 1995 … Son of Mark Sumerford and Teresa Boone … Has one sister, Betsy … Majoring in political science. 


Top Performances
Cross Country
5k: 15:53.00 (Wolfpack Challenge, 9/19/14)
6k: 18:42.00 (adidas XC Challenge, 9/16/16)

8k: 25:37.26 (SoCon Championships, 10/29/16)
5 Mile: 26:27.00 (Notre Dame Invitational, 10/3/14) 
10k: 33:27.60 (NCAA Southeast Regional, 11/14/14)

Indoor Track & Field
800m: 2:09.93 (UNCG Early Bird Duals, 12/4/16)
Mile: 4:25.90 (Virginia Tech Invitational, 1/15/16)
3,000m: 8:48.94 (JDL College Challenge, 2/9/17)
5,000m: 15:13.78 (Camel City Invitational, 1/29/16)

Outdoor Track & Field
400m: 58.10 (Terrier Relays, 4/4/15)
800m: 2:08.18 (Coastal Carolina Invitational, 3/13/15-3/14/15)

1,500m: 4:06.50 (Wake Forest Open 3/20/15-3/21/15)
Mile: 4:30.29 (UNCW Seahawl Invitational, 3/12/16)

5,000m: 14:56.37 (High Point VertKlasse, 4/1/16)
10,000m: 32:14.17 (SoCon Championships, 5/12/16)

Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Grimsley
Experience: 2 Letters