Luca Cacopardo
Luca Cacopardo
Height: 5-11
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Crema, Italy
High School: Liceo Technologico G. Galilei
Position: Hurdles
Major: Aerospace Engineering

2014-15: New England Champion (Indoor - 200m) ... NEWMAC Champion (4x100m relay, 4x400m relay) … NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (400m hurdles) ... competed in seven indoor meets ... won the 200m dash in a time of 22.57 at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/20-21) ... beagn his collegiate career with first place finishes in the 4x400m relay (3:27.80) and the 200m (22.95) at the MIT vs. Bates and Colby Meet (1/10) ... followed that up with first place in the 400m (51.08) and second in the 200m (22.67) at the very next meet, the Bowdoin Invitational (1/17) ... ran PR's of 22.13 in the 200m and 49.82 in the 400m at the John Thomas Terrier Classic (1/30-31) ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... helped both the 4x100m relay (42.35) and the 4x400m relay (3:19.47) to first place finishes at the NEWMAC Championship (4/25) ... went on to place second in the 4x100m relay (42.04) and seventh (55.30) at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (4/30-5/2) ... the very next weekend set a PR in the 400m hurdles in the prelims (53.78) and then finished third overall in the event in 54.37 at the NEICAAA Outdoor Championship (5/7-9).

Off the Track: Majoring in management science with a concentration in finance … Research assistant for Sloan School of Business … interned with Unicredit S.p.A … member of the MIT Consulting Group.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Liceo Tecnologico G. Galilei … four-time Italian National Champion (300m hurdles 2010, 400m hurdles 2011 & 2014, long jump 2011) … two-time member of the Italian National Team … U16 National record holder in 300m hurdles … ranked third in Europe in the 400m hurdles in  2014 … school President for the Student Council.