Nkanata officially punches his ticket for Eugene in two weeks
2014Outdoor:Finished seventh overall in the decathlon at the ACC Championships...Score of 6,622 was just 22 points shy of school record...Posted PRs in 110H (16.30), 400M (52.19), 1500M (4:55.32), pole vault (3.35M), long jump (6.72M), shot put (11.07M), discus (34.14M), and javelin (56.89M)...Clocked a personal best time of 3:25.87 in the 4x400M relays at the Raleigh Relays.
2013-14 Indoor:Recorded a 1.95M in the high jump at the YSU Invite.
2013 Outdoor:Placed second overall in the men's high jump and also competed in the long jump at the Charlotte 49er.
2012 Outdoor:A member of the 400M relay that finished fifth at the Charlotte 49er Classic...Placed sixth in the high jump at the Big East Championship Meet (6-08.25).
2011-12 Indoor:Claimed a first-place finish in the high jump (6-11.0) and placed 12thoverall in the heptathlon (4,374 points) at the Golden Flash Gala...finished first and set a career best in the high jump (6-8.31) and placed sixth in the long jump (21-11.38) at the Penn State Relays...posted a top-five finish at the Nittany Lion Challenge in the high jump...Finished 10thin the high jump (6-7.92) at the Spire Invitational...placed 10thin the high jump at the Big East Championships with a jump of 6-4.37.
High School: Luke Gallaher was voted two-time high jump state champ...took fifth place at states in the long jump for two consecutive years...all-state in both track and basketball...high school national All-America in the high jump...member of all-state for track in 2010 and 2011...placed sixth in the high jump at the New Balance Nationals...also holds school record for all-time leading scorer...also played basketball, all-state player both his junior and senior season...the leading scorer in PA his junior season and was second in the state his senior season with 1,975 points.
Personal: Born on January 11, 1993...son of Chip and Donna Gallaher...has one sister, Casey who currently attends St. Francis...majoring in pre-medicine.