High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Brad Nye

Utah Boys Track AOY: Brad Nye

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: Brad Nye

THE BASICS

School: Davis (Kaysville, Utah)
Grade: Senior
Event(s): Middle-distance/distance
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 150 pounds

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Nye won three individual state championships this spring and led the Darts to a Class 3A state championship. He won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.69, the 1,600-meter run in 4:19.74 and the 3,200-meter run in 9:19.59. The state record holder in the 800 (1:51.89), the 1,600 (4:09.67) and the mile (4:04.46), he was the 2012 New Balance Nationals Indoors champion in the mile with a time of 4:08.67.

Academic excellence: Nye has maintained a 3.69 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: An Eagle Scout, he has volunteered locally in neighborhood beautification projects, as a youth track coach and official and is an active member of his church youth group.

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