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All-Met All-Mets
Left to right: Maksudal Ali (Gaithersburg), Shane Stroup (River Hill), Phil Gaeta (Oakton), Izudin Mehmedovic (Oakland Mills), Ben Stern (Georgetown Day), Rasheed Thompson (Herndon), Steve Bloom (G'town Prep), Coach Beth Muehl (Northwest). (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)

First Team |  Runner of the Year |  Coach of the Year
Second Team |  Honorable Mention

Runner of the Year
Bobby Lockhart, Handley, Sr.
Seven-time All-Met was the first runner in Virginia history to win the individual state title four times. Won the AA title this year in record time (15 minutes 10 seconds). His time of 14:42 at the 5K Great Meadows Octoberfest Invitational was the third best high school time in the country this season. Tied record set by current Michigan runner Alan Webb in the Foot Locker South Regon meet this year with a winning time of 14:43.

Coach of the Year
Beth Muehl, Northwest
Meuhl coached the Jaguars to the Maryland 3A championship by two points; they had moved up from 2A this year. The Jaguars won with depth: their top five runners finished within 41 seconds of each other in the state meet. Meuhl, in her third year, also directed the Germantown school to the Montgomery County and 3A West Region championships.

First Team

Maksudal Ali, Gaithersburg, Sr.
Overcame injuries to finish third in the Maryland 4A meet; he led his team to a second-place finish.

Stephen Bloom, Georgetown Prep, Sr.
Interstate Athletic Conference champion also won Mid-Atlantic Private School race by 23 seconds.

Phil Gaeta, Oakton, Sr.
Won the Virginia AAA Concorde District and Northern Region individual titles. Finished fifth in state meet.

Izudin Mehmedovic, Oakland Mills, Sr.
Won the Maryland 1A individual championship for the second consecutive year. Also led Scorpions to team title.

Rasheed Thompson, Herndon, Jr.
Finished second in Virginia AAA Concorde District, third in Northern Region and fourth at the state meet.

Ben Stern, Georgetown Day, Sr.
Two-time All-Met qualified for Foot Locker national meet by finishing eighth in Northeast Region.

Shane Stroup, River Hill, Sr.
Howard County champion also set a meet record in the Maryland 3A championship (16 minutes 2 seconds).

Second Team

Kevin Graves, Good Counsel, Sr.

Joey Norcio, Good Counsel, Jr.

Eric Pauley, Gaithersburg, Jr.

Michael Porter, Colonial Forge, Jr.

Matt Sanders, Mount Hebron, Jr.

Raffaele Simpson, Patuxent, Sr.

Richard Smith, South Lakes, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Anthony Arena, Osbourn Park, Sr.; David Bolton, Loudoun County, Sr.; Damien Brown, Kennedy, Jr.; Nathan Brown, Hylton, Sr.; Billy Bylund, Langley, Sr.; Joey Bylund, Jefferson, Jr.; Kevin Camp, Hayfield, Sr.; Fanuel Chageza, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Jeff Day, West Springfield, Jr.; Robert Dewhurst, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Ryan Einboden, St. Mary's Ryken, Sr.; Kelly Grisier, Northwest, Jr.; David Gygi, Linganore, Jr; Mike Hall, Severna Park, Jr.; Matt Hard, Churchill, Sr.; Nicholas Kelchner, James Wood, Sr.; Kurt Kuehne, Urbana, Sr.; Chirsto Landry, Jefferson, Soph.; Robert Longoria, Lee, Soph.; Mike Lyng, Woodbridge, Sr.; Nick Mazzenga, Bishop Ireton, Sr.; Patrick McDermott, Field School, Sr.; C.W. Moran, Potomac Falls, Jr.; Andrew Montgomery, George Mason, Soph.; Jason Moore, Wilde Lake, Sr.; James Mullaly, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Peter Ramdial, Bowie, Jr.; Silas Riener, Wilson, Sr.; Joel Sunshine, Jewish Day, Jr.; Zach Vaslow, Bethesda-CC, Jr.; Johnny Watkins, M.M. Washington, Fr.; Andrew White, Spalding, Jr.; Brian Witt, West Springfield, Sr.; John Witter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.; Awit Yohannes, Magruder, Jr.; J.J. Wetzel, Spalding, Jr.

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