About Lucas Liard
" If I am selected I will be able to show you how hard I train every day to increase my performances"
Sport: Track & Field
Date of birth: 09/26/95
Graduation year: 2016
Placement year: Fall 2020
Current club: Joue Running 37
Current coach: Patrick Janvier
3000m : 8:36.52 (2019)
5k : 14:55.22 (2019)
10k : 31:27 (2019)
Half marathon : 1h10:52 (2016)
High School name: Lycée Marceau
DUOLINGO : 95
GPA: According to NCAA guidelines, Lucas's GPA would meet U.S. requirements
Major: Business Marketing / MBA applicant
Vice Regional Champion - 1500m
District Champion - 1500m
District Champion - Cross Country
Vice District Champion - 800m
46th place at Nationals - 10k
District Champion - 1500m
4th place at Nationals - half marathon
22th place at Nationals - 10k
3rd place at Regionals - Cross Country
Why should I recruit you ?
First of all, I am a competitor.
I am a complete athlete particularly at ease on XC, track (1500 to 5000) and road races.
If I am selected I will be able to show you how hard I train every day to increase my performances, so you can see for yourself how much I improve my PB’s.
I have great potential for improvement and I have a strong spirit to achieve it.
Sport makes me feel good. Running is my adrenalin.
I have developed a great championship experience with already 7 participations (2 XC, 5 Road) at national level.
Why do you want to compete at US Colleges?
I want to compete at US College to push my limits to the maximum with the best training conditions.
Most of the time I’m training alone, I want to enhance my performance thanks to the training you will provide within the group of selected athletes. I am a team player !
I would like to experience the atmosphere of US competitions.
A huge advantage in joining a US College is that I could maintain peak performance while balancing studies for the MBA.
Plus, I would like to experience different training technics.
What do you want to achieve in Track/XC?
I plan to break all my PBs and improve my general athletic level.
I want to improve my speed in short distances (800-1500) and continue to progress in endurance.
I am looking forward to win titles with your team and take part in the national XC Championship.
I am flexible and willing to try different ways of training.
My dream, which I will work hard to make come true, is to represent my country during the international championships.
College and life goals?
I am currently studying in a Parisian Management and Business School to obtain my Bachelor. It's important for me to continue my studies and graduate with an MBA, in a thriving environment.
I have an interest in many topics such as History, literature, economy...
I am an enduring person, friendly, open minded, and enthusiastic.
US College will also represent a superb opportunity to improve my level of English. It’s a very important aspect as I plan to work in the international business.
I love the American culture and by joining your team I will be able to experience it fully.
Anything to add?
I am a reliable and kind person. I am spontaneous, generous and I believe I will adapt myself easily to life on a US campus.
I am willing to try improving my sports performance under your guidance and I believe I am equally ready to get into the challenge of pursuing both athletics and studies in America .
I feel super motivated to train and study hard in order to win my position among your team.
Studying abroad and developing my athletic potential are my two priorities in life.