Cantello on Burke:
"Each year, Lucas has stretched his `turnover' to longer and longer distances. As a senior, this should be his best cross country season. He's our `go to' guy in times of trouble. Why? Because he delivers."
Ran in all eight races for the Mids during his junior year ... scored in three meets and was a place-holding runner four other times ... produced three top 15 efforts ... opened the year with a fourth-place time of 25:52 at the Sea Gull Opener ... against Army in the Star Meet, he was Navy's third-fastest runner and fifth overall with a 25:05.16 clocking ... that time was nearly 50 seconds better than his 14th-place time of 25:53.73 one month prior on the USNA Cross Country Course during the Navy Invitational ... rounded out the squad's scoring five at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:27).
Participated in six races ... opened the year by finishing second out of 103 runners at the Sea Gull Opener (25:53) ... posted a 26:22.72 showing at the Greater Louisville Classic ... followed with a 26:24 effort at the Notre Dame Invitational.
Competed in three meets ... placed seventh of 59 runners at the Mt. St. Mary's Invitational (15:54.11) ... posted an 8K season-best time of 26:55.8 at the Iona Invitational, finishing 75th of 187.
Five-time letterwinner with the track & field team during his career with Navy ... competed at the 2007 IC4A Championship in the indoor 1,000-meter run ... posted three of the team's four fastest times in that event ... also qualified for the IC4A Championship in the indoor 800-meter run last season ... partook in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter events during the 2007 outdoor slate.
Attended Stockdale High School ... lettered in cross country and track in high school ... cross country team won Central Section Championships in 2000 ... also a 800-meter and 1600-meter league champion in track.
Son of Steve and Eva Burke ... born July 4, 1985, in Guam ... majoring in political science.