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Luke Jelen

Class: R-Freshman
Position: Distance
Height: 5-11

Previous School: Lipscomb

Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races after enrolling at Liberty for the spring 2014 semester and was redshirted

Previous School
• Attended Lipscomb for his first semester of college (fall 2013) and ran cross country for the Bisons
• Ran three races before suffering a season-ending injury, including a 5K time of 16:49.4 at the Belmont Opener and an 8K clocking of 26:42.5 at the Commodore Classic
• Granted a medical hardship waiver for the season

Prep
• Graduated from Lincoln High School
• Helped his team win the 2012 South Dakota AA state title with a fourth-place individual finish
• 2013 state runner-up at 3,200 meters and the 4 x 800 relay, while placing fifth in the 1,600
• Top high school times included 1:56.6 in the 800, 4:22 in the 1,600, 9:29 in the 3,200 and 15:41 in the 5K

Personal
• Son of Dale and Nancy Jelen
• Older brother Jarvis ran cross country and track & field at Liberty
• Older sisters Heather and Kayla ran cross country and track & field at Bethel
• Sport management major
• Birthday is on Feb. 28