Nkanata officially punches his ticket for Eugene in two weeks
Palmer, Spratling and Thompson advance onto Nationals in Eugene, Oregon
The qualifiers out of this weekend's Preliminary Championships will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Springman sets new personal record in the hammer throw on day one
12 Panthers advance to the Saturday championship finals
Top Performances: 60M-7.18, 200M-23.46, 500M-1:13.70, 1,000M-3:09.36, 60H-9.56, high jump-2.11M, pole vault-3.10M, long jump-6.69M, shot put-8.48M, heptathlon-4,374
2012-13 Outdoor: Placed second overall in the men's high jump and also competed in the long jump at the Charlotte 49er.
2011-12 Indoor: Claimed a first-place finish in the high jump (6-11.0) and placed 12th overall 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 10th in the high jump (6-7.92) at the Spire Invitational...placed 10th in the high jump at the Big East Championships with a jump of 6-4.37.
2011-12 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).
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.