Missed most of the season due to injury...made a comeback to help the Mocs to a second place finish at the SoCon Championships and was named all-conference second team with a 12th place finish.
10/13/12 - Front Runner Invitational (5K) - 15:48.33 - 7th
10/27/12 - Southern Conference Championships (8K) - 12th
Named All-Region with a 26th place finish at the NCAA South Region meet ... named All-Conference First Team with sixth place finish at the SoCon Championships ... Placed third at the PowerAde Invitational ... placed 10th at the Vanderbilt Commodore Invitational ... improved his 8K time by 55 seconds with a 29th place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic ... placed fifth at Front Runner Invitational.
Posted a school-record time of 8:09.89 in the 3000 meter run at the SoCon Championships claiming the title in the event ... placed second in the 5000 meter the following day ... won the Mile at the MTSU Blue Raider Invitational.
Placed 25th at the Stanford Invitational in the 5000 meter despite a season-ending foot injury ... claimed the 1500 meter title at the USF Bulls Invitational.
Named to UTC's Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in both Fall and Spring semesters ... named to the Southern Conference All-Academic Team.
Named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year ... earned all-conference second team honors ... placed 14th at the league championships ... placed 75th at the NCAA South Region Championships ... helped Mocs to win the UTC Front Runner Invitational with a seventh place finish ... placed 12th at the Vanderbilt Commodore Classic, helping the Mocs to a runner-up finish ... helped Mocs to win the UTC PowerAde Invitational with a fourth place finish.
Anchor leg of the Distance Medley Relay (DMR) SoCon Championship team.
Scored for the Mocs in the 1500 meter run at the league championships ... placed second in the 1500 meter at the WKU Hilltopper Relays ... ran third leg of 4x800 meter winning team at the Emory Invitational ...
Member of the Southern Conference Fall, Winter and Spring All-Academic Teams ... named to the UTC Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll.
Redshirted the 2009 season.
Won the Mile at the Blue Raider Invitational with a time of 4:24 ... bettered his time by more than one second at the Valentine Invitational ... member of the fifth placed Distance Medley Relay team at the SoCon Championships.
Ran the 800m in a time of 1:57 at the Emory University Invitational ... posted a time of 4:00 in the 1500m at the UTK Sea Ray Relays.
Collierville High School
Lucas was a best of preps nominee in his junior year and finalist senior year ... two-time All-State honoree in cross country as a junior and a senior...regional cross country champion senior year ... state track qualifier junior and senior year... served as captain of state champion cross country team senior year and posted personal bests of 1:58 in the 800m, 4:30 in the mile, 9:38 for 2 miles and 15:56 for cross country 5k.
Born August 13 in Greensboro, N.C. ... lived in Naperville, Ill. from 2001-2006 ... Moved to Collierville, Tenn. after sophomore year ... son of Bill and Tracy Cotter ... family includes sister, Jenna .... double majoring in Accounting and English.
COTTER'S PERSONAL RECORDS
• 8K 24:20.56 10/29/11 SoCon Championships
• 10K 31:52.70 11/12/11 NCAA South Region Meet
• Mile 4:14.33 1/21/12 Blue Raider Invitational
• 800m 1:55.21 2/11/12 Valentine Invitational
• 3000m 8:09.89* 2/23/12 SoCon Championships
• 5000m 14:29.31 2/23/12 SoCon Championships
• 1500m 3:51.92 3/16/12 USF Bulls Invitational
• 5000m 14:29.31 4/6/12 Stanford Invitational
* School record