The 36th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame - Male MVP
Mason High School's Zach Wills (also a LaRosa's MVP of the Year finalist last year as a junior) earned five Ohio state championships in running - three in cross country and two in track. In cross country, Wills earned Ohio state titles as a sophomore, junior and senior, setting numerous records along the way. Wills twice was named Ohio Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year and three times was Cincinnati Cross Country Runner of the Year. Even though just graduating, Wills already has been named to the Ohio State Cross Country All-Decade Team. In track, he twice earned Ohio state titles in the 3,200 run. When he claimed this event in 2008, he made Ohio running history as the only freshman ever to claim the Ohio Div. I 3,200 run, and his 9:15.34 time was the second fastest time in the USA by a freshman. A 4.0 student, Wills will continue his running at Oklahoma State University.