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Cross Country

 
Lucas Van Houten
Lucas Van Houten
Year: SR
Hometown: Merion Station, PA
High School: Lower Merion
College: CMC
Major: Economics/Philosophy

Personal best: 27:00.7 (P-P 12)

Personal: Son of Kim and David… Younger brother Jacob

Athletic Awards Earned: Carl Rossi Freshman Award

Lucas Van Houten dreams of runs “on the moon, accompanied by batman, fleeing the secret moon bases established by the Nazis during WWII”. Despite the forces of gravity in Claremont, Lucas has set PRs of 15:42 in the 5k and 4:11 in the 1500. His inspiration comes from his dad, and his teammates. Lucas particularly enjoys all things involving cereal and milk. Separately. Sometimes in large quantities. He is always ready for a handful of Quaker Oats Oatmeal Squares cereal and likes to maintain adequate hydration by chugging gallons of milk in competitive settings. In fact, the ‘gallon challenge’ is his favorite workout. This season, he continues to train to see just how many miles to the gallon he can get!