2019 - 2020 ILLINOIS
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JOSH
METHNER
DISTANCE
JOHN HERSEY HS
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
9:08.18
3200M
NO. 15
2020 INDOOR 3200M RANKING
“Josh is an outstanding, once-in-a-career kind of kid to coach, but he’s an even better person and teammate. His progress through his high school career looked easy, but that’s because of his daily commitment to the craft and his team. He always did the little things to ensure that he got every last bit out of his experience in high school.”
Kevin Young
Head Coach - Hersey distance coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8, 130-pound senior clocked a time of 9:08.18 in the 3200-meter run this past winter, which ranked as the nation’s No. 15 performance among prep competitors during the 2020 indoor season. The state’s reigning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Methner won a national title at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships in December and took second at the Nike Cross Nationals Final. He also won an outdoor track championship in the 3200 at the 2019 Class 3A state meet.

Academic Achievement


Methner has maintained a weighted 3.89 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Notre Dame.

Exemplary Character


Methner has volunteered locally on behalf of his church’s youth group.