Luke George

Class of 2018

3 Time Individual Champion

Cross Country: 1 top-3 finish, 1 top-5 finish, 2-time All State, member of lowest team average time

Track: 10 top 3 finishes, 3-time Kingco champion, 2-time State Runner-up, 1 Team State Title (2018)

400m: 51.1 (#9 all time)

400m Split: 49.0 (School Record)

800m: 1:51.01 (School Record)

1600m: 4:06.09 (#2 all time)

1600m Relay: 3:24.74 (#6 all time)

3200m Relay: 7:57.1 (School Record)

#1 Issaquah Eagle at Sun Willows (15:27.3)

Luke George ran the lights out at Issaquah High School from 2014 to 2018, and we’re excited to include him in the 2023 Hall of Fame. He is one of the most versatile distance runners to ever touch the grass and the track, and his performances show it. As a junior and senior, he shattered the mold of what it meant to be a contributing member of a track team, and his contributions co-led his team to the lone boy’s title in track and field. 

In cross country, Luke quickly became a contributing team member. After making it to state as a freshman and finishing 46th individually, he helped lead the 2015 cross country team to a Kingco team title and 5th place 4A state finish, where he individually placed 35th. This team still currently holds the record for the lowest team time average at 16:07. In his junior year, Luke went to finish 4th individually at Kingco, and 32nd at the state meet, where the team placed 9th. His senior year had Luke place 2nd individually at Kingco, leading that team to a Kingco team title, and also saw him finishing 9th individually at the state meet, where he also put up the fastest Issaquah time at Sun Willows Golf Course, running a blistering 15:27.3, leading that team to a 6th place finish. That year, he also went on to run at Border Clash, where he finished 14th.


In track, Luke made impressive leaps and bounds over his 4 year career. After setting freshman class records in the 800m and 1600m (since been broken), he began his winning ways his junior year, where he won the 1600m title at Kingco, and finished 5th in the 800m. He went on that season to finish 5th in the 1600m at the 4A State meet as well as contribute to a 4th place finish for the 4x400m relay. His senior year, he was out to make history, where he ran a school record 1:51.01 and #2 all time 4:06.09 in the 800m and 1600m, respectively. In terms of hardware, Luke won the 800m and 1600m at Kingco, and finished runner-up in both events at the state meet, and was a member of the 8th place finishing 4x400m relay. His 17 contributed points—along with Joey Jensen’s 20 points between the shotput and discus—was enough to secure a 4-way tie for a first place team finish with Camas, Chiawana, and Bothell. This is the only state title for the boy’s track team in history and is highlighted by Luke’s amazing efforts in the middle distance races. Beyond his senior track season, Luke went to compete at Brooks PR Invitational, where he finished 8th in a national caliber field. 

            Luke went on to compete at Oklahoma and then transferred to Arkansas, where indoor and outdoor track teams have won SEC championships with him as a part of the roster. 

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