High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Billy Stanley

Pennsylvania Boys Track AOY: Billy Stanley

June, 21, 2012
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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: Billy Stanley

THE BASICS

School: South Park (Pa.)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Throws
Height: 5-foot-11

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Stanley captured the Class AAA state championship in the javelin this spring with a throw of 246 feet, nine inches, which ranked as the nation’s No. 1 distance among prep competitors in 2012 at the time of his selection, and as the second-best mark in U.S. prep history. He also set a meet record while winning the javelin at the Penn Relays.

Academic excellence: Stanley has maintained a 3.73 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of youth track programs and has assisted with charity dinners at his church.

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