Runner of the Year
Sherwood » Sr.
Haile was unbeaten, winning the Montgomery County, Maryland 4A West and 4A championships in course-record times. Two of his signature wins came at Van Cortlandt Park, where he set two more course records, winning the Manhattan Invitational (12:06.61) and Foot Locker Northeast (15:22). He capped the season with the Foot Locker national title.
» When did you know you were good at your sport?
"When I [won] Nike Indoor Nationals [after moving here from Ethiopia], I didn't expect myself to run indoors like that. I don't have any experience in indoor track. [You wonder], 'Am I good?' You're not sure that much. I trained hard before, but after that moment, something is different."
Coach of the Year
A runner's coach who bought a foosball table for the locker room and sometimes took his team to breakfast after practice, the 10-year-assistant-turned-head coach guided the Wildcats to Montgomery County and 4A West titles before leading them to their first state championship.
|Graham Bazell||Leoule Degfae||Andrew Palmer||Thomas Porter|
|Atholton » Sr.||Edison » Sr.||Whitman » Jr.||Mountainview » Sr.|
|Bazell swept the Howard County, Maryland 3A and 3A East championships. He also won Bull Run in 15:51.||Degfae won his second straight National District and Northern Region titles and was third at the Virginia AAA meet (15:29).||Repeat All-Met was runner-up at the Maryland 4A meet, championships, 4A West Region and Montgomery championships.||The three-time All-Met set four course records, was a three-time Foot Locker finalist and Virginia AAA champion in 15:13.|
|Cory Puffett||Zachary Sullivan||Ben Veilleux|
|DeMatha » Jr.||Spalding » Sr.||Clarke County » Sr.|
|Puffett won his second straight WCAC title in 16:41 and was runner-up at the DC-MD Private Schools championship (16:03).||Sullivan won the DC-MD Private Schools and MIAA titles and also was first at the Doc Jones and Lion's Den invitationals.||The Nike Cross Nationals finalist won the Bull Run District, Region B and Virginia A championships. He also was first at Glory Days in 15:23.|
|Josh Hardin||Potomac Falls||Sr.|
|John McGowan||Sidwell Friends||So.|
|Craig Morgan||River Hill||Sr.|
Thomas Arias, Damascus, Jr.; Griffith Ashooh, Colonial Forge, Sr.; Jared Berman, Robinson, Sr.; Andrew Cerrito, Northern, Sr.; Ramsey Chapin, Georgetown Prep, Sr.; Tihut Degfae, Edison, Sr.; Nicolas Escobar, Magruder, Jr.; Andrew Finlayson, Severna Park, Sr.; Simon Gigli, School Without Walls, Fr.; Ryan Hagen, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Neal Hendricks, Oakton, Sr.; Sean Kirby, River Hill, Sr.; Billy Ledder, Gonzaga, Jr.; Brett Mandeville, South County, Sr.; Chris Miller, Northwest, So.; Will Neal, Chesapeake, Jr.; Sean O'Leary, Walter Johnson, Jr.; Antonio Palmer, Gaithersburg, Sr.; Robert Patterson, DeMatha, Sr.; Scott Plunkett, Annandale, Sr.; Campbell Ross, Potomac School, So.; Jonathan Sham, Wilde Lake, Sr.; Jack Strabo, Landon, Jr.; Zach Weinstein, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Chris York, Clarke County, Sr.;