Luke O'Connor

Senior - Chicago, IL - Jones College Prep

Elementary School: Northside Catholic
Class: 2013
Events: Distance, XC

Bio: Luke O'Connor is the youngest of 4 brothers and enjoys lazing around when he is not playing sports or games.  He has been on the Honor Roll all 4 years he has been at Jones in addition to being a varsity athlete in track and cross country.  Luke also enjoys long runs by the lake and is always in the mood to immerse himself in nature- Luke is a big fan of cross country, especially its use of nature's obstacles.  
2012 XC- Had a breakout season smashing the 15 minute barrier.  Sectional champion running 8th fastest time on historic Fenton course.  Finished All-City (2nd), All-Sectional (1st) and All-State (8th).  Also finished 23rd in the entire Midwest Region running independently for Chicago XC Club at the Nike Midwest Regionals.
2012 Track- Luke dramatically improved his times in both the 1600 and 3200m runs and ended the year winning heat 2 of the 3200m run at the IHSA state meet by over 12 seconds.  The time of 9:33 in 90 degree heat placed him 5th over all, making him Jones' second ever All State runner.  He also placed 3rd in the 1600m run at the Chicago Public League championships.  
2011 XC- Luke took nearly 40 seconds off his PR at the ACC Charger Classic and finished the year as Jones' second man on the 7th place IHSA state team.  In the process he finished first team All-City and All-Sectional. 
2011 Track: Coming off of swimming, Luke ran PRs in both the 1600m run (4:39) and 3200m run (9:58).  Luke garnered all city honors in the 1600m and all-sectional honors in the 3200m, narrowly missing the final state qualifying spot.  
2010 XC: Luke led the Eagles as an assistant captain and PRed in his very first meet by over 20 seconds.  Luke ended the year with all-city and all-regional honors and a huge PR at the state cross country meet (15:49).  
2010 Track: As a freshman, Luke beat his brother Patrick's mile best and set strong freshmen PRs in the 1600m (4:46) and 3200m (10:29).
2009 XC: Luke came through as Jones' second runner, earning medals at the Pat Savage invitational and Nike Northside-Southside Challenge.  Luke helped lead the Eagles to their first State Cross Country meet, becoming the first CPS boys team to qualify since the elimination of automatic qualifying.  

Cross Country

Meet Race Time/Split/Mark Place Media
Wolfpack Howl Season Opener (08/25/2012)2 Mile10:52.0013
Sycamore Invite (08/28/2012)3 Mile15:37.070
Royal Cadet Invite (09/08/2012)5k15:48.071
Palatine Invitational (09/22/2012)3 Mile14:55.085
Nike Northside-Southside Challenge (10/07/2012)2.6213:15.010
Chicago Public League Championships (10/13/2012)3 Mile14:52.002
IHSA Sectional Championships (10/27/2012)3 Mile15:16.001
IHSA 2A State Cross Country Championships (11/03/2012)3 Mile14:45.08

Indoor Track & Field

Meet Race Time/Split/Mark Place Media
Niles West City Invite 2 (02/15/2013)800 Meter Run2:07.740
Joe Scarpino Invite (03/02/2013)Mile Run4:35.172
Joe Scarpino Invite (03/02/2013)1600 Meter Run4:33.430
U-High Invite #4 (03/08/2013)4X800 Relay8:13.82 - 2:051
U-High Invite #4 (03/08/2013)4X400 Relay3:49.053
Nelson/Daniels Classic (03/16/2013)1600 Meter Run4:22.762
Illinois Top Times Championships (03/23/2013)1600 Meter Run4:24.956

Outdoor Track & Field

Meet Race Time/Split/Mark Place Media
Intracity Quad (03/30/2013)800 Meter Run2:03.792
Lane Tech Boys Quad (04/11/2013)4X400 Relay3:34.853
Lane Tech Boys Quad (04/11/2013)800 Meter Run2:02.202
Geneva VanDeveer Invitational (04/13/2013)3200 Meter Run9:27.472
"Sandlot" Dual (04/19/2013)1600 Meter Run4:25.104
Wanner Knights Invitational (04/26/2013)3200 Meter Run9:31.113
Chicago Public League Varsity Boys Prelims (05/01/2013)1600 Meter Run4:28.531
Chicago Public League Varsity Championships (05/04/2013)1600 Meter Run4:21.162
IHSA Boys Sectional Championships (05/16/2013)3200 Meter Run9:24.322
IHSA Boys State Track Championships (05/24/2013)3200 Meter Run9:25.1623
Bloom Sprint Spectacular (06/01/2013)800 Meter Run2:01.131
Midwest Distance Festival (06/08/2013)Mile Run4:21.5213
Midwest Distance Festival (06/08/2013)1600 Meter Run4:19.5413
Glenbard South Raider Open (04/12/2014)1600 Meter Run4:28.284
Glenbard South Raider Open (04/12/2014)3200 Meter Run9:31.871

** = unattached | D = Decathlon