High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Carl Hirsch

Wisconsin Boys Track AOY: Carl Hirsch

June, 21, 2012
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.

For his 50 fellow Gatorade State Boys Track & Field Athletes of the Year winners, click here.

THE WINNER: Carl Hirsch


School: Brookfield Central (Brookfield, Wis.)
Grade: Junior
Event(s): Distance
Height: 6-foot-4
Weight: 170 pounds


Athletic achievement: Hirsch won individual state titles in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:08.21 and the 3,200-meter run in 9:12.76 this spring, leading the Lancers to a third-place finish at the Division 1 state meet. He also anchored the 4x800-meter relay quartet to a state title in 7:40.09. A two-time First Team All-State honoree, his state championship 1,600 time ranked as the nation’s No. 13 clocking among prep competitors in 2012 at the time of his selection.

Academic excellence: Hirsch has maintained a 4.14 GPA in the classroom.

Exemplary character: A devoted member of his church community, he has volunteered locally on behalf of his school’s Key Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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