Earned all-conference second team honors at the Southern Conference Championships with a 12th place finish ... placed 29th at the NCAA South Region, just missing all-region honors ... placed seventh at the UTC Front Runner Invitational in his return to the course following an injury in outdoor track.
Recorded a 4.0 GPA in the spring semester ... recipient of the Southern Conference Commissioner’s Medal for Academics and named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... named to the UTC Dean’s List and Athletics Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.
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 ... brother of Jenna ... married to the former Amanda Sumner ... the two have a daughter Addison born in 2010 ... 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 Outdoor Track
1500m 3:51.92 3/16/12 USF Bulls Invitational
5000m 14:29.31 4/6/12 Stanford Invitational
* School record