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  1999 All-Met Boys Outdoor Track Team

  • Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year

  • First Team
  • Honorable Mention

  • 1999 All-Met Outdoor Track Team

    Front row, left to right: Sharon O'Connor, Mount Vernon; Keva Belcher, Elizabeth Seton; Faith Rein, Centreville; Teyarnte Carter, Long Reach; KC Allen, Calvert; Sheena Johnson, Gar-Field; Jennifer Nelms, Spotsylvania. Second row: Alan Webb, South Lakes; Kevin Epps, Eastern; Kelley Otstott, Jefferson; Erin Sicher, Good Counsel; Samantha Hall, Stafford; India Odum, Hayfield; Michael Newell, Potomac (Va.). Third row: Richard Stark, Springbrook; James Graham, Northwestern; Dante Myles, Carroll; James Carr, Courtland; Dwight Norris, King George; Boyd F. Ouden Jr., Hylton; Nick Welihozkiy, Hylton; Rickey Harris, Centreville; Yolanda Thompson, West Potomac. Not pictured: Liz Awtrey, Robinson; Jessica DeFreitas, Eleanor Roosevelt; Blake Pearson, DeMatha.

    Athlete of the Year
    Rickey Harris
    Repeat Athlete of the Year
    Two-time defending champion in the 400 hurdles at Penn Relays, set a new meet record in a time of 50.63 seconds this past April. The time was the sixth-best performance for a male high school athlete.
    Owns area's top time in the 300 hurdles (36.86) and is second in the 110 hurdles (13.87)

    Coach of the Year
    Kenneth Carter

    Directed the Northeast private school to its second Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in three years.
    During his 13-year career at Carroll, his teams have never finished lower than third at the WCAC championships.

    First Team
    James Carr | Courtland
    Last year's All-Met indoor athlete of the year. The senior high jumper fought off early-season back problems to jump an area-best 6 feet 10 at Stafford Invitational. Committed to North Carolina.

    Kevin Epps | Eastern
    The talented senior long and triple jumper is tied for first in the area in the long jump at 23-2. He also has the second-best triple jump at 47-1A. Committed to Montgomery-Rockville.

    James Graham | Northwestern
    Named Penn Relays' most outstanding male athlete in relay events after a blistering 45.9-second split as his 4x400 relay team won the Championship of America. Won 300 hurdles, 110 hurdles, 400 and ran leg on winning 4x400 at Prince George's County championships.

    Dante Myles | Carroll
    Repeat All-Met. Won 100-meter dash at WCAC Championships, Capitol Classic, Crimson Tide Invitational and Draper Invitational. Myles was the WCAC most valuable performer the previous three conference championships.

    Michael Newell | Potomac (Va.)
    One of the most talented runners in the area earning All-Met selections eight times. Led the Dumfries school's 4x100 relay team to victory in the Championship of America at Penn Relays. Committed to Wallace State (Ala.)

    Dwight Norris | King George
    Versatile athlete owns multiple school records. Won the 110 and 300 hurdles at the Southern Track Classic and Louisa Last Chance meet. The 6-foot-6 senior will attend James Madison.

    Boyd F. Ouden Jr. | Hylton
    Has the fastest time in the area in 110 hurdles at 13.84 seconds, set at the Pacers Twilight Classic in Brentsville. Also won 300 hurdles (37.2) and long jump (22-6). Committed to Richmond.

    Blake Pearson | DeMatha
    Has the fastest time in the area in 200 (21.41). Won the 200, 400 and ran a leg on winning 4x100 relay at WCAC Championships, where he was named male performer of the meet. Committed to Temple.

    Allen Simms | Eleanor Roosevelt
    Repeat All-Met. One the nation's top triple jumpers. Has not lost a triple jump event this season. Had victories in the triple jump at the Penn Relays, T.C. Williams Invitational, Prince George's County championships and Howard Relays. Top mark is 49-11.

    Richard Stark | Springbrook
    The Virginia Tech-bound senior has best pole vault in area at 14-6, set at the Woodward Relays. Stark is the Montgomery County champion and the defending Maryland 4A champion in the event.

    Alan Webb | South Lakes
    Repeat All-Met. Only a sophomore, Webb is already one of the area's elite runners with top times in the 800 (1:53.30), 1,600 (4:13.7) and 3,200 (9:10.13). Anchored the Seahawks' third-place finish in the Championship of America 4x800 race at Penn Relays.

    Nick Welihozkiy | West Springfield
    Penn Relays champion in the discus (190-11). Broke 14-year-old T.C. Williams Invitational record in the discus with area-best 193-2. Also has area-best shot put at 60-1. Committed to Stanford.

    Honorable Mention
    Sprints/Hurdles: Emem Akpan, Ballou; Raphael Delgado, Centreville; Ben Dalley, Georgetown Prep; Peter Diamond, Ireton; Byron Dunham, Brooke Point; Recardo Evans, Westlake; Kyle Farmer, Oakland Mills; Jeff Foy, Potomac (Va.); Ronald Gill, Ballou; Antonio Gray, Ballou; Howard Jefferson, DeMatha; Derrick Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt; Justin Nance, Field; Delonta Penn-Andrews, Eastern; Eric Porter, Sandy Springs Friends; Anthony Sokenu, Good Counsel; Dwayne Vaughan, DuVal; Robert Wingate-Robinson, Northwestern.

    Middle Distance/Distance: Brandon Alexander, T.C. Williams; Tom Anderson, Gaithersburg; Braxton Collier, St. Albans; Garrick Copes, Hayfield; Andrew Dunnum, Robinson; Chris Feist, Hylton; Daniel Heiner, Centreville; Carlos Hunt, Westlake; Ricardo Iracks, Ballou; Jason Lewis, Potomac (Va.); Andrew Macleod, Oakton; Thad Minshall, Landon; Billy Moore, Chantilly; Jose Morales, Good Counsel; Mike Murray, Gaithersburg; Anthony Riley, Suitland; James Small, McLean; Victor Thillet, Old Mill.

    Field events: Philip Agee, Brooke Point; Tim Bilmanis, Thomas Stone; Terrence Brown, Patuxent; Kevin Brown, Caroline; Douglas Campbell, Eastern; Ickey Chuku, Largo; David Forman, Leonardtown; Lee Grayson, Mount Vernon; Huguens Jean, Howard; Rico Lloyd, Potomac; David Miller, High Point; Chris Parsons, Northern; Tony Pesce, Atholton; Jerry Puryear, Mount Vernon; Brandon Royster, Fairfax; Barnabas Svalina, O'Connell; Sean Washington, St. Stephen's/ St. Agnes; James White, Newport School.

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