CHARLOTTE, NC -- JWU Charlotte Cross Country Coach Peter Brown announced Luke Grottenthaler as the latest addition to the program. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Grottenthaler graduated from Garinger High School in Charlotte. Garinger's Coach Summerour and Coach Davis were both instrumental in his development, according to Grottenhaler.
"It's close to my house and Coach Brown gives of a really good vibe that I feel will help my running," commented Grottenthaler on why he chose Johnson & Wales University.
Luke is the son of Cynthia Karns plans to major in Health Science. He draws from Luke 1:37 for inspiration, "For nothing is impossible with God."
"Luke is a talented runner who will bring cross country experience to our young team," said Coach Brown on Grottenhaler's signing. "He is a natural leader with enthusiasm and encouragement that is contagious."