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CHRIS LUKEZIC
Event: 1,500m
Height: 5-8
Weight: 130
PR:
: 3:33.28 (2006)
Born: April 24, 1984
Current Residence: Alexandria, Va.
High School: Auburn (Wash.) HS '02
College: Georgetown '06
Coach: Juli Henner
Agent: Mark Wetmore
Club: Reebok

Career Highlights: 2006 USA Indoor champion; Two-time U.S. Junior 1,500m champ; 2005 USA Outdoor 1,500m runner-up; 2005 Big East Conference champ; 5-time NCAA All-American

Lukezic’s most notable season was in 2006, which was highlighted by winning the USA Indoor 1,500m title and posting a huge new personal best of 3:33.28 in Rome on July 14, which improved his previous PR by nearly two seconds. A standout at Georgetown University as a collegian, Lukezic ran a then personal best in the men's 1,500 meters on July 22, 2005 at the Norwich London Grand Prix to better the "A" qualifying standard for the 2005 World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki. His time of 3:35.22 placed him eighth in the race, but he easily surpassed the "A" standard of 3:36.20. His performance ranks behind only Steve Holman's 3:34.95 posted in Monte Carlo in 1992. Lukezic's 8th-place finish in the semifinals at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki left him one spot away from qualifying for the final. A five-time All-American, Lukezic became a professional after three years at Georgetown, where he was a 5-time All-American and #2 all-time in the 1,500m behind Steve Holman. Over his three year career at Georgetown, he has earned All-America certificates five times: Outdoor 1500m (2003, 2005); Indoor DMR (2004); Indoor 3000m (2004); and Cross Country (2003). As a prep star in Auburn, Wash., he set the National High School Record in the 4x800m...Golden West, Junior National, Millrose Games, State and AOC Champion ...named to the All-State Academic Team...Presidential Scholar-Athlete.

2008: 10th at Olympic Trials (3:43.26)...4th at Reebok Grand Prix (3:39.74).
2007:
4th at USA Outdoors (3:36.95)…6th at Reebok Boston Indoor Games mile (4:00.5)…4th at adidas Track Classic 1500m (3:37.06)…6th at Reebok Grand Prix mile (3:57.02)…ranked #4 in U.S. at 1,500m & mile by T&FN…bests of 3:36.95 & 3:57.02.
2006:
USA Indoor champion (3:41.84)…4th at USA Outdoors (3:40.37)…12th at Rome (3:33.28PR)…13th at Reebok Grand Prix (4:02.64)…5th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (3:54.46)…10th at Paris (3:34.46)…9th at Athens  (3:34.96)…ranked #2 in U.S. by T&FN…best of 3:33.28.
2005:
Runner-up at USA Outdoors (3:42.06)...8th in semis at World Outdoor Champs (3:37.20)...6th at NCAA Outdoors (3:38.58)...1st at NCAA East Regionals (3:49.03)...Big East Conference champ (3:55.96)...1st Mt. SAC Relays Olympic Dev. (3:42.52)...8th in London (3:35.22PR)...ranked #4 in U.S. by T&FN...best of 3:35.22.
2004: 4th at U.S.Olympic Trials (3:40.05)...7th at Nike Prefontaine Classic (3:39.90)...Big East champ...4th in opening round at NCAA Outdoors...ranked #9 U.S. by T&FN...bests of 3:39.90, 1:48.06

2003: USA Junior champion (3:49.69)...10th at NCAA Outdoors (3:46.17)...3rd at Big East Cross Country...45th at NCAA Cross Country Champs...best of 3:43.59.
2002: USA Junior champion (3:47.32)...11th at World Junior Champs (3:46.01)...best of 3:46.01.

06/06/08

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