High-SchoolPlayer-of-the-Year: Tyler Rohde

Alaska Boys Track AOY: Tyler Rohde

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: Tyler Rohde

THE BASICS

School: Chugiak (Alaska)
Grade: Junior
Event(s): Hurdles
Height: 5-foot-11

THE PILLARS

Athletic achievement: Rohde won the 110-meter hurdles with a state-record time of 14.61 seconds and the 300-meter hurdles in 39.34 at the Class 4A state meet this spring, leading the Mustangs to third place as a team. Named Class 4A Most Outstanding Competitor, he ran the lead leg for the 4x400-meter relay squad that broke the tape in 3:28.60 and anchored the second-place 4x200-meter relay quartet that finished in 1:31.42. His 110-meter hurdles time at the state meet ranked No. 5 among Northwest prep competitors in 2012 at the time of his selection.

Academic excellence: Rohde has maintained a 3.42 GPA in the classroom and serves as president of his school’s Junior Achievement Program chapter.

Exemplary character: In addition to donating his time locally as a youth football and baseball instructor, he has volunteered on behalf of the Boys Scouts of America, Special Olympics and the Kids Don’t Float water safety initiative.

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