Athlete of the Year
2019 All-Area Track Team
Brown capped a very successful throwing career for the Bears this spring. He shattered the school record in the discus with a toss of 181 feet, 6 inches at the NWOAL Championships in Bryan on May 7. He also advanced to regionals in both the discus and the shot put, won a Division II regional title in the discus and went on to finish 12th in the state. Brown will continue his throwing career at Tiffin University.
Andrews went out strong this spring for the Golden Bears. He won NWOAL titles in both the 110 hurdles and was a member of the NWOAL champion 4x100 relay team. He finished his career helping the Bryan 4x100 advance to a Division II regional meet in Piqua, where the team placed eighth.
Peters fought through a number of injury-riddled seasons throughout his high school career, but was able to finish strong in the 2019 track season. He was a member of Bryan’s NWOAL champion 4x100 relay and also helped the Bryan 4x100 and 4x200 advance to regionals.
Potvin was an integral part to the Bryan track team’s success this year. As one of the team’s top sprinters, he helped the 4x100 team to an NWOAL title and also aided the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams to a Division II regional meet in Piqua.
In only his freshman year, Taylor made a big impact to the Bryan track team. He was fourth in the 1600 and third in 3200 at the NWOAL Championships in Bryan on May 10. He followed that up a week later to advance to regionals in both events at districts by placing fourth in the 1600 (4:40.23) and third in the 3200 (10:09.02). He went on to a 12th-place finish in the 3200 at regionals in 10:26.84.
Hastings continued to impress as one of the area’s top distance runners in 2019. He was the Green Meadows Conference runner-up in the 400, 1600, 3200 and helped the 4x800 team to a GMC title. He was a Division III district runner-up in both the 1600 (4:35.07) and the 3200 (10:21.89). He finished his season with an eighth-place podium finish in the 1600 (4:38.29).
Culler finished a strong track career for the Apaches by winning GMC titles in both the 100 and the 200. At a Division III district meet a week later, he was third in the 100 (11.73 seconds) and fourth in the 200 (23.86) to advance to regionals in both events.
Villanueva continued to improve and establish himself as one of the area’s top distance runners during the 2019 season. He was the BBC champ in the 3200 and runner-up in the 1600 and 800. He placed fourth at districts in the 1600 to advance to the Division III regional meet in Tiffin for the first time in his career. He ended his season with a seventh-place podium finish in a personal best 1600 time of 4:36.66.
Pease was a part of four BBC championships (100, 200, 4x100 and 4x200) this season, in addition to two district titles in the 200 (23.68) and the 4x100 with teammates Brandon Stein, Eric Short and Chandler Byers. Pease finished his career with seventh-place podium finishes at regionals in both the 200 (23.64) and the 4x100 (44.91).
Following in the footsteps of his older brother, Cameron, Chase won a BBC and a Division III district title in the long jump, jumping 19-7.25 at BBC and 19-9.75 at the district meet. He finished his season with a leap of 19-9.25 and a 10th-place finish at regionals in Tiffin. Reed was also one of Edon’s top sprinters.
Roth was a part of four first place finishes at the GMC meet this season in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, the 4x100 and 4x400. Roth also advanced to regionals in all four events. At regionals, Roth landed on the podium three times by placing fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.14 seconds), sixth in the 300 hurdles (44.76) and seventh in the 4x400 in 3:33.63 with teammates Craig Blue, Elliot Roth and Hunter Burke.
At a Division III district meet in Archbold, Blue was third in the 110 hurdles, second in the 300 hurdles and also helped the Edgerton 4x100 and 4x400 teams advance to regionals. He capped his season by helping the 4x400 team to a seventh-place finish at regionals.
Honorable Mention: Leynes Wandrey, North Central, Senior; Brandon Stein, Montpelier, Senior; Eric Short, Montpelier, Junior; Chandler Byers, Montpelier, Junior; Owen Potvin, Bryan, Sophomore; Thibaut Woolace, Bryan, Senior; Jacob Dulle, Edon, Junior; Tyler Phongphiou, Montpelier, Junior; Hunter Prince, Edgerton, Junior