Kansas Jayhawks
John Luder - Cross Country - Kansas Jayhawks

John Luder

Position Distance
Height 6'0"
Class Junior
Hometown Shawnee, Kan.
High School Rockhurst


Career Highlights
2019 Cross Country Academic All-Big 12 First Team


Placed 112th at the Gans Greek Classic in Columbia, Missouri … Finished 85th in the 8k at the Pre-National Invitational in 25:52.2 … Ran a 27:07.5 at the Big 12 Championship, placing 56th … Finished the 10k at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 32:47.4, placing 111st.

2021 OUTDOOR (Jr.)

Opened his outdoor season at the Mizzou Spring Opener, placing eighth in the 1,500 meters in 4:02.17 .. Placed second in the 5,000 meters at the ORU Invitational, finishing in 15:16.32 … Ran a personal best 1,500 meters tome pf 3:54.75 at the Tom Botts Invitational, placing 17th … Placed 13th in the 1,500 meters at the Michael Johnson Invitational, coming in at 3:56.54 … Ran a personal best 5k time of 15:07.35 at the John McDonnell Invitational, placing 17th.

2021 INDOOR (R-Jr.)

Opened his season at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular, placing fifth in the mile in 4:20.21 and seventh in the 3,000 meters in 8:58.64 … Won the mile at the Jayhawk Classic, finishing in 4:15.55 … Ran a personal best mile time of 4:15.33 at the Sevigne Husker Invitational, placing 16th … Ran an 8:39.29 in the 3,000 meters at the Iowa State Classic … Placed 18th in the 3,000 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championship, finishing in 8:31.88.


Ran to an 18th-place finish at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/19) … KU’s fifth runner to complete the 6K course at Rim Rock Farm in 19:21.2 … Placed 45th overall individually at the Cowboy Jamboree (10/3) after traversing the OSU Cross Country Course in 25:54.8.

2020 INDOOR (R-So.)

Opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the KU-KSU-WSU Triangular (1/18) … Ran a personal best 4:15.33 in the mile at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, finishing 16th … Place 18th at the Big 12 Indoor Championship (2/28-2/29) in the 3,000 meters, finishing in 8:31.88.


Placed 11th to start the season at the Bob Timmons Classic 6K (8/31) clocking in at 19:58.5 … Placed 10th overall in the men’s 8K at the Rim Rock Collegiate Classic (10/5) and clocked in with a time of 26:18.3 … At the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), crossed the finish line in 26:25.4 to place 238th among a field of 257 of some of the best runners in the nation in the Men’s 8K Blue Race … Helped lead the men’s team to a top-20 finish at Pre-Nationals, where they placed 19th out of 38 teams with 532 points … Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) in 25:17.1 … His 8K time earned him a 44th-place finish individually … Helped the men’s team to a fourth-place finish with 92 points … Completed the 10K in a time of 33:10.8, good for 114th place individually, at the 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Championship (11/15) … Collectively, Kansas ran to a third-place team finish at the OSU Cross Country Course, which marked the men’s highest finish at a Regional meet since 2006.

2019 OUTDOOR (So.)

Utilized redshirt season.

2019 INDOOR (R-Fr.)

Made his indoor debut with a first place finish in the one-mile run (PM session) at the Jayhawk Classic (1/25-1/26), clocking in with a time of 4:13.63 and was a member of the distance medley relay that finished first with a combined time of 10:21.81 … Ran a personal-best time of 8:16.90 in the 3,000-meter run at the ISU Classic (2/8-2/9).


Finished fifth for the Jayhawks and seventh overall at the season-opening Bob Timmons Classic (9/1) with a time of 19:45.7 in the 6K … Placed 16th at the Rim Rock Classic (9/29) in the men’s 8K with a time of 25:19.9 … KU’s top finisher in the unseeded men’s 8K at the Pre-National Invitational (10/13), finishing 50th overall with a time of 26:20.57 … Finished 43rd in the men’s 8K at the Big 12 Championship (10/26) with a time of 25:43.6 … Placed 59th in the men’s 10K at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/9) with a time of 32:14.0.

2018 OUTDOOR (Fr.)

Finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run at the Oral Roberts Invitational (3/31) with a time of 15:41.08 … Recorded a personal-best time of 15:20.67 in the 5,000-meter run at the Kansas Relays (4/18-21) to finish 14th in the open section … Place sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Ward Haylett Invitational (5/5) with a personal-best time of 15:20.32.

2018 INDOOR (Fr.)

Utilized redshirt season.


Utilized redshirt season.


Member of the 2016 Class 4A State Champion cross country team … Won three district titles and three sectional titles … Seven-time letterwinner in cross country and track & field … 2016 Cross Country Academic All-State honoree.


Son of Bob and Mary Luder… Has one older sister, Beth … Father, Bob, ran cross country and track at KU … Plans to major in architectural engineering.