Carroll junior Randy Lee joins three new teammates for nationally ranked relays . . . again. Last year, three newcomers and the Lions' standout won a Penn Relays championship in the 4x800; this winter, three new relay partners joined Lee to win a national title in the sprint medley.
Can Northwestern's Larrone Moore defend his titles in the 100?
Moore was one of the area's best, but he will face stiff competition from athletes such as Kevin Teele of Bowie and Kyle Callahan of Old Mill.
Montgomery County's bevy of distance runners meet again. Gaithersburg senior Zach Martinez won state titles in both the 1,600 and 3,200 last spring, but his task will be tough this year. A healthy Andrew Jesien of Walter Johnson won both indoor titles last month.
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Aromire has overcome injuries that plagued the early part of his career and is in the midst of a dazzling senior season. He was a starting cornerback on the Jaguars' successful football team in the fall and he led the indoor track team to a state championship with two individual titles in the 300 and 500. He anchored the Jaguars' national-championship 4x400-relay team.
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Northwest quarterback Ike Whitaker completed 157 of 262 passes for a school-record 2,586 yards, with 28 TDs and only 10 INTs in leading the Jaguars to the Maryland 3A championship. He is The Post's Offensive Player of the Year.
North Stafford defensive lineman Cordarrow Thompson had 102 tackles, including 43 for a loss, and nine sacks in 13 games to lead the Wolverines' smothering defense. He is The Post's Defensive Player of the Year.
• All-League Teams
• Fall 2004 All-Mets
• All-Mets Since 1990
A team laden with seniors helped Old Mill pull out a state championship last May, so repeating will take reloading for the Patriots. The top returners are junior Kyle Callahan, a standout running back on the school's football team, who was also Anne Arundel County's champion in the 55 meters, and senior Kyle Rauser, who won the county title in the 800 last year and was state indoor champ in that event in February. . . . Spalding senior Cedric Zellner has been a standout sprinter for the Cavaliers for the past few years, but he reached new heights at the Nike Indoor Nationals when he finished 12th in the nation in the 60-meter dash. . . . Other sprinters to keep an eye on: Bowie senior Kevin Teele, who was third in the 100 last year, and Eleanor Roosevelt senior Romaine McKay, who was fourth in the 400. . . . Mount Hebron junior Jason Allen showed his running talent when he finished second in the 3A/2A 300 meters during indoors -- the third time in his career he had run that race. He was the state champ in the high jump (6 feet 2).