Another year and another medal for Cardinal O'Hara discus thrower Chazz Wilks. The three-time All-Delco unleashed his best throw in four trips to the PIAA Track & Field Championship to take sixth place in Class AAA.
Wilks' medal-winning throw was 169 feet, 2 inches, his best throw of the year. Wilks won a bronze in the discus as both a freshman and sophomore. He came into the event seeded next-to-last.
“I’m happy,” said Wilks, who won bronze as both a freshman
and sophomore. “One of the officials said it was the best final ever. They
never had the top six throw 169 and above so I couldn’t ask for more than that.
I’m glad to be part of the best final ever."
Wilks won his flight by 15 feet and then maintained his medal position in the final.
"It's a nice way to go out, that's for sure," Wilks said.