The 5-foot-6, 130-pound senior won the 800-meter run, 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter run at the Division A state meet this past season, leading the Eagles to a fifth-place finish as a team. Lucas, who also ran the anchor leg on the team's 4x800-meter relay quartet that finished fifth, was the top scorer at the meet with 30.5 points, and he topped all classifications in his trio of individual events. He concluded his prep track career with six state titles.
Lucas has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Minnesota beginning this fall.
Lucas has volunteered locally at the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, a residential treatment facility for children. He has also donated his time as a youth skating coach. "Hunter Lucas had an outstanding track and field season," said Greg Falde, head coach of Shanley High. "He ran every race with a target on his back and with the expectation of coaches, peers and fans that he would eventually have a bad race. That didn't happen."