Luke Vaughn
Luke  Vaughn

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
East Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Champaign Centennial HS

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
08/24/1994


2015 Indoor
Competed in all eight meets in the weight throw and shot put ... At the American Indoor Track and Field Championships, took home the silver in the weight throw with a season and person-best mark of 18.89m, 61'11.75" and the bronze in the shot put (17.51m, 57'5.5") ... Posted a second-place finish in the weight throw (17.70m, 58'1") and third-place in the shot put (17.18m, 56'4.5") at the 2015 Redhawks Invite ... Recorded two top-5 finishes at the LSU High Performance meet in the shot put (3rd; 16.95m, 55'7.5") and weight throw (5th; 18.17m, 59'7.5") ... Won the title at the Tiger Invitational in the shot put (17.41m, 57'1.5") ... Notched second place in the shot put at the ASU Invitational with a mark of 17.10m, 56'1.25" ... Took first place in the shot put at the UAB Vulcan Invite (16.61m, 54'6") ... At the season-opening Vanderbilt Music City Invitational, earned two top-5 finishes in the shot put (2nd; 17.12m, 56'2") and weight throw (2nd; 18.20m, 59'8.5").

2014 Outdoor
Competed in the discus and shot put and hammer in nine meets ... Qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships for the discus and placed 15th with mark of 57.22m, 187'9" ... At the American Outdoor Championships, claimed the silver in the discus (52.09m, 170'11") and bronze in the shot put (17.43m, 57'2.25") ... Posted season-bests and personal-bests in the shot put (17.74m, 58'2.5") at the Georgia Tech Invitational (2nd), discus (58.02m, 190'4") at the NCAA East Preliminary Round (9th) and hammer (43.35m, 142'3") at the Joey Haines Invite (7th) ... Took home the title in the discus at the Ole Miss Open (53.10m, 174'2"), Memphis Invitational (52.55m, 172'5") and Joey Haines Invite (51.92m, 170'4").   

2014 Indoor
Competed in the shot put and weight throw in six meets ... Earned two top-10 finishes in the shot put (7th; 16.79m, 55'1") and in the weight throw (6th; 16.98m, 55'8.5") at the American Indoor Track and Field Championships ... Posted a season-best throw of 17.04m, 55'11" (2nd) at the Missouri Invitational ... Won the title at the Illini Classic in the shot put (16.52m, 54'2.5") ... Took third in the shot put with a mark of 16.96m, 55'7.75" at the 2014 Redhawks Invite.

Prior to Memphis

Earned letters in basketball (2), football (1) and track (4) at Champaign Centennial high school ... Earned All-America and All-State honors in track ... at the NB Outdoor Nationals earned a pair of sixth place finishes in the shot put (60'6.75") and discus (186'10") ... Holds Champaign Centennial's shot put and discus records.

Personal
Son of Anthony Vaughn and Cindy Sullens ... Birthday is August 24.

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