2019 - 2020 ARIZONA
BOYS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEO
DASCHBACH
DISTANCE
HIGHLAND HS
GILBERT, ARIZONA
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
3:59.54
MILE
4
2019 STATE TITLES
3
STATE RECORDS
“Leo’s performance in breaking the 4-minute barrier is simply a snapshot of what he would have done had we had a normal track season. I’m certainly glad we at least were witness to that, but am honestly disappointed that we missed out on so much more.”
Chris Hanson
Head Coach - Head coach of Desert Vista High

Athletic Excellence


The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year, the 5-foot-10, 145-pound senior became the 11th high school runner to break the 4-minute mile this spring. Daschbach topped an elite field at the Quarantine Clasico in May with a time of 3:59.54, which ranked as the nation’s No. 9 clocking in history among prep competitors. Also, a two-time Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Daschbach is a three-time AZCentral.com Athlete of the Year honoree. He won four state titles at the 2019 Outdoor Division 1 state meet and holds state records in the mile, the 1,500-meter run and as a member of Highland’s 4x800-meter relay foursome.

Academic Achievement


Daschbach has maintained a weighted 4.31 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Washington.

Exemplary Character


Daschbach participated in the Arizona Athletic Association Student Leadership Conference earlier this year. He has volunteered locally on behalf of youth soccer programs and as a peer math tutor.