An All-Mid American Conference performer for Central Michigan University in cross country, Lutzke was also a three year captain for the Chippewa XC and Track and Field programs. He was a state of Michigan runner-up in XC his sophomore year and ended his high school career finishing 2nd, 4th and 3rd. His Williamston High School won 4 MHSAA team championships (2 XC, 2-TF) and 4 MITCA Track team titles. Matt was a five time All-State nominee in Track and Field at Williamston High School. He also represented Team Michigan his senior year for both XC and Track and Field. His PR in the 5k is 14:43.