ECU sets four school records en route to winning nine events in the two-day competition
Distance Medley Squad Breaks Eight Year-Old Program Record
2012-13 Track & Field: Competed in the Indoor 600-meter run, 800-meter run and 4x400-meter relay...Posted a time of 1:21.56 in the 600-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational for a top 15 finish...Placed third at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 1:54.04 in the 800-meter finals...Recorded a season-best time of 1:52.99 in the 800-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational...Ran anchor on a men's 4x400-meter relay squad that posted a time of 3:18.95 for a 15th-place finish at the SPIRE Invitational.
2012-13 Cross Country: Only was able to compete in one meet on the season and ran a 16:58.4 to place 43rd at the 5K Adidas XC Invitational.
2011-12 Track & Field: Ran in the Indoor men's 600-meter and 800-meter events...Recorded a career-best time of 1:20.22 in the 600-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational to place second...Notched a personal record time of 1:49.99 in the 800-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational for a 10th-place finish...Competed in the Outdoor men's 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, 3,000-meter run, and Distance Medley Relay...Recorded a time of 50.64 in the 400-meter dash at Wake Forest...Notched a career-best time of 1:50.71 in the 800-meter run at Princeton for a fifth-place finish...Won the 800-meter at the Quad Meet with a time of 1:54.20...Registered a career-best time of 3:55.17 in the 1,500-meter run at Princeton to place ninth...Earned a second-place finish at the Quad Meet in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:56.34...Was part of a DMR squad that placed fourth at Florida with a time of 9:53.56.
2011-12 Cross Country: Participated in six of the team's seven meets and turned in four top-50 finishes...Opened Pirate career by pacing the squad at the Covered Bridge Open, completing the 8K in 27:32.1 to take 54th overall...Ran a personal-low 5K at the Wolfpack Invitational, clocking out in 16:13.8 to claim 28th place...Was just one second slower the following week at the ECU Pirate Invitational, finishing sixth with a time of 16:14.8...Turned in career-best 8K performance of 26:23.17 at the Greater Louisville Classic to place 99th out of 285 runners...At first Conference USA Championship, finished 46th by completing the 8K event in 26:56.5...Ended the campaign with a 17:41 mark (38th place) at the Three-Stripe Invitational.
University of Texas: Ran in one meet for the Longhorns, placing 17th at the 5K Concordia Invite and finishing with a time of 16:11.0.
High School: A four-year letterman and two-year captain for the track and field squad...Received additional letters in football and cross country...Claimed the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) State Track and Field title in the 800 meters as a senior with a school-record time of 1:50.27...During final campaign, won the 800-meter title (1:51.09) and placed second in the 400 meters (48.23) at the 43rd Glenn D. Loucks Games...Won the 1,000 meters at both the Section 3 Onondaga High School League/Central New York Counties League meet (2:30.58) and the Section 3 Boys Class Championships (2:46.40) senior year...Finished fifth in the 800 meters (1:53.16) at the Nike Indoor Nationals as a sophomore...Posted the third-fastest time in New York state history in winning the 600 meters (1:19.37) of the junior boys division at the 2010 New Balance Collegiate Invitational...Performance was also the fastest in the nation for a high school athlete at the time...Won the 300 meters (36.21), 600 meters (1:26.24) and 1,000 meters (2:46.40) at the sectional championships as a senior...During junior season, finished ninth in the 400 meters (47.94) at the Nike Outdoor Nationals after winning the NYSPHSAA Division 2 State Track & Field Championships in the 400m (47.86 ...Clocked a time of 49.45 in the 400m to finish sixth at the Nike Indoor Nationals as a sophomore...Also during sophomore year, ran a 22.29 to place second in the NYSPHSAA state Division 2 meet...In June of 2010, placed fifth in the 800 meters at the New Balance Nationals with a time of 1:50.54.
Personal: Grandson of Patricia Lucchetti...Has three siblings, Patty, Laura and Joe.