Luke Greer
Luke Greer
Year: Senior
Hometown: Abington, Northampton, United Kingdom
High School: Northampton School for Boys

2018: Greer capped off a legendary career as an Eagle with a stellar final season. The graduate student finished in the top-10 in every race he competed in this season included a first place finish at the Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational and second place finishes at the SAC Championships and the Southeast Regional Championships where he set school records for finishes in an 8k and a 10k, respectively. Not only did Greer receieve All-Conference honors but he was also invited to the D-II National Championships for the second straight year. After finishing in eighth place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Greer become the first Eagle to earn an All-American honor since Carson-Newman moved up to Division II in 1994. The last cross-country Eagle to finish as an All-American was Raymond Farmer in 1989 when C-N was still an NAIA school. 

Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational: 1st - 25:37.64

Queens City Invitational: 7th - 24:45

Royals Challenge: 5th - 23:57

SAC Championships: 2nd - 24:42

Southeast Region Championships: 2nd - 31:10.23

D-II National Championships: 8th - 32:31.20 

2017: Luke Greer had one of the best season in men's cross country history. The Junior won the Tuculum Open, Asheville Cross Country Invitational and the Allen and Phyllis Morgan Inviational-Battle at Mossy Creek. Greer also finished in the top-five in the South Atlantic Conference Meet and the Southeast Regional Meet. The United Kingdom native was also the first men's cross country runner since 2005 to race in the D-II National Cross Country Championships, Greer finished in 42nd place. Greer was named All-SAC First team and All-Region in his junior season, he also collected a SAC runner of the week honor. 

Tusculum Open: 1st - 15:38.0

Asheville Cross Country Invitational: 1st - 20:15.91

Allen and Phyllis Morgan Invitational: 1st - 15:10.0

SAC Championships: 2nd - 24:39.21

Southeast Regionals: 4th - 31:35.44

D-II National Championships: 42nd - 32:00.0 

 

2016: After missing the first meet of the season, Greer stormed onto the scene to lead the Eagles in two of the remaining four meets on the year… The duel-sport athlete’s best finish on the year came at the Maryville College Invitational after completing the eight-kilometer run in fourth-place with a time of 30:15.27…

Maryville College Invitational: 4th- 30:15.27

Royals Challenge: 82nd- 26:16.3

SAC Championships:  19th- 27:25.0

Southeast Regionals: 49th- 32:44.65

 

2015: Did not appear in any meets.

 

2014: Missing the first five meets of the season due to injury, Greer competed in the remaining five meets and had a season best 29th finish in the SAC Championships.

Blue & Orange Meet- DNC

Victor Ashe Meet- DNC

Berea Invitation- DNC

Maryville Duel Meet- DNC

Lousiville Invitational- DNC

McAlphine Invitational- 27:15.5 (41st) 8k

Falcon Classic- 28:52.70 (63rd) 8k

SAC Championships- 27:58.46 (29th) 8k

NCAA Southeast Regional- 35:36.0 (73rd) 10k

Carson-Newman: Greer is also a member of the men's soccer team as a goalkeeper. 

High School: Greer attended the Northampton School for Boys where he played soccer and table tennis competitively, and ran the 1500m in cross country.

Personal: Greer is the son of Bob and Alice Greer and is from Abington, Northampton, United Kingdom. He is undecided in his major.