Athletic Hall of Fame
Lindahl Lucas '87
Track & Field - Decathlon
Years at Cal Lutheran: 1983-1987
Lindahl “Lindy” Lucas was a member of CLU’s track and field team from 1984 to 1987 and distinguished himself by holding the University’s modern scoring record in the decathlon for more than two decades.
The decathlon, which tests strength, speed, stamina, endurance and perseverance, includes the following 10 events contested over two days: 100-meter run, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter run, 110-meter hurdles, the discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500-meter run.
Lucas’ impressive performance of 6,798 points in 1987 is more than 300 points higher than the next closest athlete. In addition to his decathlon feat, he holds CLU’s top 10 marks in four individual events.
He earned All- American status in 1986 when he finished fifth overall in the decathlon, improving on his 12th place finish the previous year. He just missed All-American status in 1987 by placing seventh but was honored by the Ventura Sports Hall of Fame as College Athlete of the Year. Popular both on and off the field, he was voted Mr. CLU in 1986 and l987.
Lucas continued his involvement in the sport serving as assistant coach for the U.S. Track & Field team that competed in Australia and New Zealand in 1995. He now owns Lucas Insurance Services with offices in Santa Clarita, Palmdale and Woodland Hills.