A dedicated ESPNHS team managed the Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year selection process, resulting in winners based on the program's three pillars: athletic production and impact in the 2012 season, high academic achievement and exemplary personal character.
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THE WINNER: Bryce Robinson
School: Edmond Memorial (Edmond, Okla.)
Athletic achievement: Robinson won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.47 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 21.02 at the Class 6A state championship meet this spring, leading the Bulldogs to the state title as a team. He also ran legs on the state championship 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay quartets, and won both the 100 (10.41) and the 200 (21.08) at the state Meet of Champions.
Academic excellence: Robinson has maintained a 3.02 GPA in the classroom.
Exemplary character: A devoted member of his church youth group, he has volunteered locally as a mentor for young students and has participated in mission trips to repair and restore the homes of underprivileged families.
“Bryce is a great leader and he has a positive attitude,” said Edmond Memorial coach Chris Lowrey. “He’s overcome many personal obstacles in life to become more than just an excellent athlete, but a wonderful young man. What makes his feats even more impressive is that this was his first year running track.”
THE FUTURE: Robinson has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in track and field on scholarship at the University of Tulsa this fall.