Position
Middle Distance
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Folsom, La.
Major
Agriculture Business
High School
St. Paul's School

Events: Mile (4:29.19), 3,000M (IN: 9:06.77; OUT: 9:00.96), 5,000M (IN: 16:02.28; OUT: 15:48.32)

2011
Made six appearances for the Tigers during the 2011 campaign … Finished fourth in the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier with a time of 4:34.57 … Took seventh place in the 3,000 meters indoors at the LSU Twilight with a time of 9:17.77 … Opened the outdoor season with an 18th-place finish in the 1,500 meters (4:14.65) and 23rd-place finish in the 800 meters (2:02.52) at the Louisiana Classics … Won the B section of the 1,500 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 4:15.67 … Finished in 19th place in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays after running 16:49.59 … Did not finish the 5k at the LSU Invitational and LSU Alumni Gold during the outdoor season … Received his second selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2010
Competed in six meets during the 2010 season … Finished runner-up in the mile at the LSU NCAA Indoor Qualifier in the indoor season finale, recording a personal best of 4:29.19 … Also set a new indoor PR of 9:06.77 in the 3,000 meters at the LSU Twilight, where he finished in eighth place … Lined up in the 3,000 meters at the Purple Tiger Invitational (9:23.68) during the indoor season … Opened the outdoor season by setting a new personal best with a fourth-place finish in the 3,000 meters (9:00.96) at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette … Shaved 14 seconds off his outdoor personal best in the 5,000 meters entering the season with a seasonal-best time of 15:48.32 in a ninth-place finish at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also competed in the 5,000 meters at the LSU Tiger Relays (16:10.19) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season.

2009
Competed in the 5,000 meters during the outdoor season … Recorded a new personal best in the event with a time of 16:02.28 to finish in 19th place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Also saw action at the Louisiana Classics (16:23.41) and LSU Tiger Relays (17:08.80) during his true freshman season … Took fourth place in the 5,000 meters at the Louisiana Classics … Followed that performance with a 19th-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays … Redshirted for the Tigers during the indoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
A former two-time district champion in the 3,200 meters at St. Paul’s High School … Competed in the event at the state indoor meet as a senior in 2008 … Helped lead his team to district and metro cross country championships during his high school career.

PERSONAL
Full name Luke Jacob Dessauer … Born on April 3, 1989 … Parents are David and Lana Dessauer … Father is a graduate of LSU … Has three siblings: Carly, David and Seth … Majoring in agriculture business.

 

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