Luke Gavigan’s Season Of A Lifetime


Luke Gavigan of Tappan Zee runs away with boys 1 mile race at the NYRR Millrose Games Trials. Photo credit: Pearl Gabel

When we launched the Jack Daniels’ High School Summer XC Training Plans back in May of 2012, we marketed them as ‘preparing for your season of a lifetime.’ Ok…maybe a little dramatic…but our friend and client Luke Gavigan of Tappan Zee took that message to heart.

After signing up and following his custom summer training from Jack this past year Luke set himself up for huge breakthroughs in XC and indoor track.

This past winter he won the NYRR Millrose Games Trials Boys 1 Mile race in a new PR of 4:15 (fastest time in US at the time). [Full results] This past fall he set PRs in the 3-mile (Bear Mt. New York course 15:23), 5K (New York’s Bowdoin Park course 16:19), and Van Cortland Park (2.5 miles course 12:47).

We want to wish Luke a successful finish to his indoor and upcoming outdoor seasons.

*Update: A successful finish indeed…we were lucky enough to watch Luke go on to win the Millrose Mile in a huge PR of 4:08.96. Coming in to this year he had not broken 4:20 in the mile!┬áHe won the race with a huge last lap and ended up with a sub-60 second last 400m! [Full results] [Video of the race]