2023 - 2024 SOUTH DAKOTA
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LUKE
RUPERT
RUNNER
HILL CITY HS
HILL CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 15:26.51
CLASS A STATE MEET
39TH - 15:29.4
NIKE CROSS HEARTLAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
“Luke is one of those kids who seems to have done the work to get to the top. He’s run lots of miles, building more year after year and, as he progressed, he won more races. This is not a young man who is naturally a phenom. His success is a product of being a young man who has worked extremely hard to earn every accolade he receives.”
Karen Karim
Head Coach - head coach of Custer High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10, 140-pound senior won the Class A state meet this past season with a time of 15:26.51, breaking the tape 21.21 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Rangers to the team title. Rupert won six of eight races on the season and was the state’s top finisher at the Nike Cross Heartland Regional Championships, taking 39th with a time of 15:29.4.

Academic Achievement


Rupert has maintained a weighted 4.31 GPA in the classroom. He remains undecided upon a collegiate destination.

Exemplary Character


A member of the Hill City Fire Department, Rupert has volunteered locally as a mathematics tutor and as a Sunday School teacher at his church.