June 6, 2008 - by
Q&A: Getting to Know… Florida State’s Luke Gunn

June 6, 2008

Senior Luke Gunn is one of the top runners on the perenially successful Florida State track and field team. Gunn, an All-American who won the 2008 East Regional title in the steeplechase, is poised to make a run through next week’s NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. He took a few minutes to chat with theACC.com about his running career and expectations for the NCAA Championships.

When did you get into track and field?
I was about 12 or 13 years old in my second year of high school back in England. I ran (in) a cross country league around my school and went to a local race. I started off in the back of the field, moved through and finished in the top five. I kept up with my local club in England and it kicked off from there.

Why did you choose to run the steeplechase event specifically?
I ran the 800 and 1,500 up until about 16 years of age. I had a friend who did the steeplechase quite successfully. After practice, I would go play around and do the hurdles and found that I was pretty good at it. I threw myself into a local race and ran a national qualifier back at home. In that first year, I ran a national championship for my age.

Click here for the complete interview at theacc.com

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