Luke Caldwell
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Betchworth, England
Other College: University of Oxford
Experience: 1 Year


2014 Indoors: Arguably one of New Mexico best distance runner in program history, he competed at four meets in his final season, including the UNM- and Albuquerque-hosted NCAA Championships ... Opened in the mile at the New Mexico Team Invitational, where he placed third with a personal-record time of 4:01.01* … First action in the 5000-meter run came at the Husky Classic, where he finished third overall with a time of 13:42.50 … Won the 3000 and the 5000 at the Mountain West Indoor Championships, as he posted times of 8:12.35* and 14:37.42*, respectively … Earned All-American honors in the 5000 at the NCAA Championships as he registered the school-record time of 13:34.54* to place sixth in the nation.

2014 Outdoors: Ran at five meets, splitting time between the 5000 and the 10000 … Opened the season at the Mt. SAC Relays with a third-place time of 13:33.28 in the 5000 … Raced his first 10K at the Payton Jordan Invitational, as he finished 22nd in his section with a time of 28:59.63 … Similar to his double indoors, won both the 5000 and the 10000 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships with times of 14:00.78* and 29:35.40*, respectively … Advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary Round in both long-distance events, placing eighth in the 5000 (13:52.80) and ninth in the 10000 (29:35.83) and earning a bid to the nation finals in the 10000 … At the NCAA Championships, placed 15th in the 10K with a time of 29:48.64 … Earned Academic All-America of the Year honors in track & field/cross country from the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America as the top student-athlete in all of Division I.

2013 Indoors: Competed at five meets for the Lobos, including the NCAA Championships ... Opened with a sixth-place mile time of 4:03.47* at the New Mexico Invitational ... Broke the school record in the 5000 with a 13:40.39 time at the Husky Classic, finishing sixth overall ... Picked up three All-Mountain West nods at the conference championships, winning both the 3000 (8:14.66) and 5000 (14:30.30) and placing third in the mile (4:10.91) ... Earned All-American status in the 5K at the NCAA Championships as he placed eighth with a time of 13:46.44.

2013 Outdoors: Ran at five meets outdoors, again bringing home multiple honors ... Kicked off the season at the Bryan Clay Invitation with a runner-up mark of 3:44.19 in the 1500 ... Smashed the school record in the outdoor 5000 with a stellar run of 13:29.94 at the Payton Jordan Invitational ... Claimed two conference titles at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, winning the both the 5000 (14:30.00) and 10000 (30:27.71) ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, placing sixth in the 5K with a 14:12.27 clocking ... Advanced on the NCAA Championships, earning his third All-American plaudit of 2012-13 (to go along with cross-country and indoor track) with a seventh-place run of 13:55.55.


Transfer from the University of Oxford (England) ... Finished 19th at the English National Cross Country Championships in 2012 ... Has career bests of 3:47 in the 1500m and 14:37.89 in the 5K.


Son of Ken and Liz Caldwell ... Has one sister, Emily, and one brother, Josh ... Hobbies include playing guitar.


Mile: Mile: 4:01.01*
3,000 meters: 8:12.35*
5,000 meters: 13:34.54*#

1,500 meters: 3:44.19
5,000 meters: 13:29.94#
10,000 meters: 28:59.63


• USTFCCCA First Team Indoor All-American, 2013 & 2014
• USTFCCCA First Team Outdoor All-American, 2013
• USTFCCCA Second Team Outdoor All-American, 2014
• Mountain West Men's Indoor Student-Athlete of the Year, 2013 & 2014
• Mountain West Men's Outdoor Student-Athlete of the Year, 2013
• All-America of the Year award recipient, 2014
• Capital One First-Team Academic All-America, 2014
• Capital One Academic All-District VII, 2014
• All-Mountain West Indoor Team, 2013 (Mile, 3000 & 5000) & 2014 (3000, 5000)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (5000 & 10000) & 2014 (5000, 10000)
• Mountain West Athlete of the Week, Feb. 11, 2013; Feb. 18, 2014; April 22, 2014
• Academic All-Mountain West, 2013-14
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013-14
• USTFCCCA All-Academic Team, 2014

* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol