Hard work and dedication sure do pay off! Junior, Luke Estes, knows this to be true as he crossed the TAPPS 5A State Championship finish line over 20 seconds before any other runner- earning him the State Champion title. This accomplishment comes as no surprise to coach Kenny Dirkson as he tells us, “Luke has worked very hard since setting some high level goals last spring. He is talented, but it’s his determination that has helped him accomplish great things.”
Estes was a part of the State Championship teams for 2014 and 2015, and it is quite an honor to come out his junior year and take 1st at such a high level race.
Not only are we noticing his high achievements, but Texas MileSplit notes Estes as the top Private School 5k runner in the state of Texas.
Way to go Luke! The LionPride family is so proud of your hard work!