Sept. 10, 2004
Tallahassee, Fla. – Sophomore Luke Beevor started his second season with Florida State, with hopes of leading the way through the conference, region and essentially to a berth at the NCAA National Championships. Beevor sat down with FSU Sports Information to answer a few questions after his season-opening win at the 2004 Mountaineer Open.
Sports Information: Did you feel good heading into the season?
Luke Beevor: I felt good heading into the season because I had a good track campaign over the summer at home in England. I competed in the AAA Under-23 meet over the summer, taking second in one of the events. I’m still building a base for the season but I feel pretty good now.
SI: How comfortable were you running at the Mountaineer Open?
LB: I was really good throughout the whole race, especially starting off. I began slow, just trying to pace the group. I had three days of training before hand so I just worked through the race. Once I got to the end, I picked up the pace to finish strong and then turned around to cheer my teammates coming across the line.
SI: What was your reaction when you crossed the finish line in first place?
LB: We (junior transfer Sean Burris and senior captain Eddy Rodriguez) came across the line together which was one of our goals as a team. We did well overall because we didn’t know what to expect. I got excited once we all crossed the line in the top three and I knew we, as a team, were going to win the meet.
SI: Was winning your goal heading into the race?
LB: I didn’t really have any goals but to train through it and stay healthy. As a team, we wanted to win to start off the season. We wanted to come in and show everyone that we’re going to be a top program this year.
SI: Now that you’ve won a meet, what’s next on your agenda?
LB: Just to continue training through the Notre Dame meet which is our next big race. We want to come out fresh and start getting the Florida State name with some of the bigger programs in the nation.