NAME: Zach Wills
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country/Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2011
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Competing for USA in the World Youth competition, finishing 9th in the world
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5’6”-125 lbs.
PARENTS: Jeff & Kayla
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: “Mr. Oden, Christian Studies teacher in 8th grade”
FUTURE GOAL: “A chance to represent USA again in a meet”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Mason running phenom Zach Wills, twice named Ohio Gatorade cross country Runner of the Year, has already made his mark on the high school running world. Zach has notched 4 Ohio state championships in cross country and track. In cross country, Zach was the state championship in his sophomore and junior seasons, and in track earned the Ohio state title in the 3,200 run as a freshman and sophomore. His freshman state title made Ohio history as he was likely the only freshman ever to achieve the state title in the 3,200. A LaRosa’s MVP of the Year finalist last year, Zach competed in the World Youth Track & Field Championships in Italy, finishing 9th in the world in the 3,000 meter run, and his 8:18.24 time set a USA sophomore record. His senior year ahead of him, Zach already has been named to the Ohio Cross Country All-Decade Team. Zach is a good student active in community service.
COACH’S QUOTE – “Zach is a humble but talented runner. He works very hard and takes care of the details that set him apart.” – Tom Rapp, Cross Country Coach
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