| Luke Stadel
Volunter Assistant Coach
2007 NCAA National Qualifier - SP
2007 C-USA Outdoor Champion - SP
2005 WAC Outdoor Champion - SP
Stadel in Major Meets:
2007 NCAA Regional 4th-SP, 7th-DT
2007 C-USA 1st-SP, 3rd-DT; C-USAi 2nd-SP
2006 C-USAi 3rd-SP
2005 NCAA Midwest Regional Qualifier SP, DT
2005 WAC 1st-SP, 3rd-DT; WACi 4th-SP
2004 WAC 6th-SP, 6th-DT
Shot Put - 18.04/59-2.25 (2007)
Discus - 55.56/182-3 (2007)
FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR (2006-07)
Outdoor: Qualified for NCAA national meet with a fourth-place finish in the shot at regionals... Set personal best in discus at regional meet with a 55.56/182-3 toss... Won C-USA shot put title with a near-personal best of 17.91/58-9.25... Set lifetime best of 18.04/59-2.25 to win Rice Twilight meet... Also placed third in discus at C-USA meet.
Indoor: Second in shot put at C-USA championships with a throw of 16.72/54-10.25... Best of 16.83/55-2.75 at Houston Feb. 3.
Outdoor: Redshirted outdoor season.
Indoor: Finished third in C-USA shot put... Had a best of 16.61/54-6 indoors.
Outdoor: Blasted a lifetime-best 17.73/58-2 on his final attempt to win the WAC shot put... Added bronze in the discus... NCAA regional qualifier in both throws, finishing 10th in the shot put... Set personal-best in the discus with a 55.33/181-6 effort at the Rice Twilight meet.
Indoor: Fourth in the shot put at the WAC championships with a season-best 53-8.5.
Outdoor: Sixth in the discus and shot put at the WAC championships... Had a season-best of 51-0.75 in the shot, and set his personal-best of 168-3 in the discus at the College Station Relays.
Indoor: Tenth in the shot put at the WAC championships... Season-best of 50-9.5 came at the Houston Indoor Invitational.
Outdoor: Placed 10th in the discus and 12th in the shot put at the WAC championships... Had a season-best toss of 160-9 in the discus at the Aggie All-Comers, and his best of 48-9 in the shot came at the WAC meet.
Indoor: Did not compete.
2002 graduate of Osage City High School in Osage City, Kan....Three-time letterman for the Indians and coach Derek Patterson... Finished his prep career ranked in the top-25 nationally in the discus... Mid-east league discus champion in 2001 and 2002, also mid-east league shot put champion in 2002... Owns the mid-east league discus record of 188-7... Won the class AAA state discus championship in 2002... Finished third in the shot put at the 2002 class AAA state meet... Also played football for two years... Was named honorable mention all-league... Graduated valedictorian of his class... Maintained a 4.09 GPA on a 4.0 scale... Member of National Honor Society and served as the Scholar's Bowl captain.
Personal - Full Name: Luke Austin Stadel... Born: May 21, 1984, at Topeka, Kan.... Parents: Ken and Jean Stadel, Osage City, Kan. (one sister)... Father was a member of the Rice track and field team in 1970-1974, and owns the school record in the shot put and discus. Sister, Anna, is a middle blocker for the Oklahoma volleyball team... Rice Major: economics... College: Brown.