Jay Luna

Height5-9
Weight130
HometownColorado Springs, Colo.
Prev. SchoolFountain-Fort Carson HS

Notes:

2005-06: Cross Country: Named academic All-RMAC ... Finished 22nd at the Wyoming Invitational ... Finished 35th at the Woody Greeno Invitational ... Finished seventh in the Colorado College XC Invitational ... Finished 85th at the Boulder Shootout ... Finished 29th at the RMAC Cross Country Championships ... Finished 30th out of 141 runners at the North Central Region Championships.
Track: Kicked off the track season with a 16th place finish in the mile run at the Joe Davies Invitational ... Finished 17th in the mile at the CSM All-Comers meet ... Finished 20th in the 3,000 meters at the RMAC Indoor Track Championships ... Finished fourth in the mile run at the Colorado College Invitational ... Finished 15th in the 5,000 meters at the RMAC Outdoor Track Championships.

2004-05: Was awarded Academic All-RMAC. Cross Country: Kicked of the season by placing 25th at the Wyoming Open on Sept. 3 … Finished with a time of 28:25 at the Woody Greeno Invitational on Sept. 18 ... Competed at the RMAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 23. Track: Finished 15th in the 3,000 meters at the Air Force Invitational on Jan. 24.

2003-04: Cross Country: Ran a 23:15 at the Wyoming Open on Sept 5. and placed 20th ... Came in 36th at the Boulder Shootout on Oct. 4 ... Had his best showing at the Dan Libera Meet on Oct. 11 where he placed 10th ... Finished 31st at the RMAC Championship on Oct. 25 ... Placed 30th at the Regional Championships on Nov. 8. Track: Did not compete.

2002-03: Cross Country: Finished seventh at the Colorado College Invitational on Sept. 14 ... Placed 20th at Fort Hays Pre-Regional on Sept. 21 ... Finished 40th at the Boulder Shootout ... Placed 26th at the Dan Libera Memorial Oct. 12. Track: Did not compete.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Helped Fountain Fort Carson to regional championships in track three times and in cross country once ... Cross country team took third in state in his senior year ... Was named CHSAA academic all-state ... Also received the Champions' Cross Country Medal.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Mechanical Engineering ... Also enjoys watching television ... Parents are Ron and Irma Mitchari ... Born Jan. 3, 1984.

Stories featuring Jay Luna

May 28, 2008Former UCCS star takes 10th place at the Bolder BoulderFormer University of Colorado at Colorado Springs athlete Sarah Shepard took 10th place among amateurs at Sunday's Bolder Boulder.
May 9, 2006UCCS Men Finish Up at RMAC ChampionshipsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 4X400 meter relay team of David Harmer, Chad Lenz, Mark Brehm and Jay Luna provided the Mountain Lions with their only points Tuesday, the final day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gunnison, Colo.
April 8, 2006Brehm Comes Close to Record; Others Set PRsMark Brehm placed first in the Javelin throw at the Colorado College Invitational. Brehm came up just one foot short of the school record despite having very minimum practice prior to the event.
March 25, 2006Harmer, Pinter compete in Trojan InviteDavid Harmer and Dan Pinter competed in the Trojan Invitational Saturday.
March 18, 2006Outdoor Season BeginsThe Mountain Lions started the outdoor track season in Boulder Saturday, with the Potts Invitational. Not only did the Mountain Lions start the season with a bang, but with a few new records as well.
February 25, 2006Missed it by that MuchDavid Harmer can only dream he was made in Gepetto's workshop. If he had been, he would be provisional qualified at this point in time. However, Pinocchio was an only child, so Harmer is out of luck.
February 24, 2006First day of RMAC Championships tough for Mountain LionsThe first day of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Championships was a rocky day for the Mountain Lions, so to speak.
February 11, 2006Brehm Pulls Triple-Duty and Places ThirdBrad Winn was the top finisher for UCCS at the Iowa State Classic with his 46th-place finish in the 5,000-meter run.
January 21, 2006UCCS men compete in GoldenAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished sixth and Brad Winn took seventh in the men's 3000-meter run to provide the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with its only points Saturday at the Joe Davies Invitational in Golden, Colo.
November 5, 2005UCCS men take sixth at regionalsAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez and Brad Winn finished 17th and 20th respectively at the North Central Region Cross Country Championships Saturday at Hays, Kan., but that wasn’t enough to lift the Mountain Lions to a berth at nationals.
October 22, 2005UCCS men take fourth at RMAC ChampionshipsAll five University of Colorado at Colorado Springs scoring runners finished within 1 minute, 20 seconds of each other as the Mountain Lions took fourth place at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Championship Saturday at Chatfield State Park in Denver.
September 24, 2005UCCS men win Colorado College InvitationalWith as many as 100 University of Colorado at Colorado Springs boosters in attendance at Monument Valley Park Saturday, the Mountain Lions men’s cross country team had, for the first time this season, the benefit of a large and vocal cheering section.
September 17, 2005Men's cross country takes eighth in NebraskaThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team topped four NCAA Division I teams and 21 schools overall in taking eighth place at the Woody Greeno Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday.
September 2, 2005Men's cross country takes fourth in WyomingAaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished eighth individually to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs menâ€TMs cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the Wyoming Invitational in Laramie, Wyo. on Friday.
May 10, 2005RMAC Outdoor Day 2Moses Tum had a pair of top four finishes as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's track team competed at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Championships in Alamosa.
April 23, 2005Tum posts best 800 time in nationMoses Tum posted the fastest time in NCAA Division II in the 800-meter run Saturday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took fourth place at the Jack Christiansen Invitational Saturday.
April 9, 2005Luna is ironman at CC InvitationalJay Luna was the top collegiate finisher in the 5,000 meters Saturday at the Colorado College Invitational, then came back minutes later to anchor the one of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs mile relay teams.
March 12, 2005Men open outdoor track seasonSaturday the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs track team began its outdoor season at the University of Northern Colorado Stampede. After two weeks off and on a gorgeous, albeit windy day, the men were able to have some very outstanding performances.
February 27, 2005Distance medley grabs team pointsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's distance medley team finished seventh at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championships, providing the Mountain Lions with their only two team points of the competition.
January 29, 2005Distance medley earns provisional timeThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's distance medley relay team earned a provisional qualifying time for nationals Saturday at the Joe Davies Invitational in Golden, Colo.
November 15, 2004Cross country teams brace for nationalsFor the first time in university of Colorado at Colorado Springs history, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championship.
November 6, 2004Men complete historic doubleThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team took third place at the Division II North Central Regional at Vermillion, S.D. Saturday, earning a berth at nationals.
October 23, 2004Men take third at RMAC ChampionshipsAfter the men’s race in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday at Long Lake Park, Fort Hays State coach Jim Krob congratulated University of Colorado at Colorado Springs coach Graeme Badger.
October 2, 2004Lions take second at Boulder ShootoutThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team earned a second-place finish in the Non-Division I bracket at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
September 18, 2004Men's cross country takes second at 28-team meetLevi Brathall, Moses Tum and Aaron Rubalcaba-Lopez finished third, fourth and fifth respectively as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team finished second Saturday at the Woody Greeno Invitational at Lincoln, Neb.
September 3, 2004Brathall wins Wyoming InvitationalLevi Brathall defeated 48 Division I runners to win the Wyoming Invitational cross country meet Friday.
January 24, 2004Tum qualifies for nationalsHaving practiced for only two days, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs didn't come into its first official competition of the indoor season, the Air Force Invitational, with big expectations. The Mountain Lions left, however, with a birth at nationals.
November 8, 2003Men's team disappointed with sixth-place finish at regionalsThis was supposed to be the year that the men’s cross country team at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs qualified for the NCAA Division-II national meet.
October 23, 2003Expectations met at RMAC championshipIt was another classic battle between Western State College and Adams State College at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday – a battle in which the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's team doesn't mind finishing third.
October 14, 2003Cross-Country team takes second at the Dan LiberaPulling together once more without their top runner, Levi Brathall, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team ran their way to a second place finish at the Dan Libera Memorial Invitational, which was hosted by the University of Northern Colorado. Moses Tum lead the pack earning a second place finish overall with his time of 26:14.
October 4, 2003Men's cross country passes test in BoulderIn perhaps the most telling race to date, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s cross country team tested itself against the toughest runners in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, and indeed the Rocky Mountain region, at the Rocky Mountain Shootout Invitational in Boulder on Saturday, October 4th.
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