Luke Hitchcock is from New Zealand and has worked with the Platform Team since 2021. Luke is an incredible 800m and 1500m runner, which has earned him the honour of representing New Zealand.

When Luke started this process, his focus was to find a college which can provide a full scholarship and help him improve as a Track athlete with strong academics. After talking to a number of colleges across the country, Luke connected well with the Monmouth Track Team and put pen to paper.

Monmouth University is located in New Jersey and competes within the NCAA Division 1 Midwest Conference. Monmouth is located just outside of New York and has incredible facilities for its student-athletes. They do have internship opportunities with large companies and have academic resources to ensure student-athletes’ grades are maintained to a high standard.

Luke Hitchcock, far right

During his first year competing for Monmouth University, Luke has already made a name for himself, with impressive career top times such as 1:54.69 in the 800m at the CAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and 8:31.51 in the 3000m at the Rutgers Holiday Classic.

“Platform was very helpful in taking me through the college recruitment process. They assisted me in talking to schools and helped me secure a scholarship” – Luke Hitchcock

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