Fall 2008 All-Met

Girls' Cross Country

We ask all first-team selections five questions about their sport and their athletic careers, and explain how Runner of the Year Anneka Wilson was selected.  Watch Video »
Runner of the Year
Anneka Wilson
Potomac School Jr.
Wilson went unbeaten during the high school season, winning six invitationals, the Independent Schools League championship (17:44) and the Virginia Independent Schools title (18:33).
When did you know you were good at your sport?
"It was Octoberfest [this year] at Great Meadow. I've always had it in my mind that was a horrible course and I hated it because it was so hard. But I ran 18:06 on it and I was like, 'Wow, if I can come so close to 18 on this kind of course, I can really do something with this.' That was really the meet that changed it for me."

Coach of the Year

Julie Braven
George Mason
Bravin challenged her young team to reach beyond what they thought possible, and the Mustangs rewarded the 10th-year coach with the program's first district, region and state titles. "She toughens you up," junior Courtney Ready said.

First Team

Anna Bosse Kaitlyn Davis Liana Epstein Megan Fitzpatrick
Walter Johnson So. Mountain View Jr. Lake Braddock Jr. O'Connell Sr.
Bosse won the Maryland 4A title in 19:38 and captured the 4A West championship. Davis dominated at the Commonwealth District and Northwest Region meets, then took fifth at the Virginia AAA meet. Epstein won the Patriot District and Northern Region titles and was sixth at the Virginia AAA meet in 18:46. The repeat All-Met won her second straight Arlington County (19:40) and WCAC (20:10) championships.


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Teshika Rivers Addie Tousley Becky Yep
Eleanor Roosevelt Sr. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Sr. Mount Hebron Jr.
The repeat All-Met was runner-up at the Maryland 4A championships in 19:42. She also won the 4A South (19:21) and Prince George's County championships Tousley won the Maryland 3A title in 19:59 and won the 3A West championship despite taking a wrong turn. She was runner-up in Montgomery County in 18:44. Yep was runner-up at the Maryland 2A meet (19:55) and at the Howard County Championships (19:15). She won the 2A South Region and the Bull Run Invitational.


Second Team

Name School Year
Britt Eckerstrom Northwest So.
Katie Harman River Hill Sr.
Erica Howes W.T. Woodson Jr.
Amirah Johnson Eleanor Roosevelt So.
Abby Spitler Gaithersburg Jr.
Sarah Stites Jefferson Fr.
Julie Strange Loudoun County Jr.

Honorable Mention

Lindsi Arrington, Gar-Field, Jr.; Chinleyu Asher, Holy Cross, So.; Debra Baner, Potomac, So.; Allison Bartels, Brentsville, Jr.; Julianne Bigler, West Potomac, Fr.; Elyse Borisko, Howard, Sr.; Karina Coelho, Northern, Sr.; Karina Coelho, Northern, Sr.; Carolyn Hennessey, Herndon, So.; Alyssa Henshaw, Northwest, Jr.; Myah Hicks, Edison, So.; Sophia Holmes, Clarke County, So.; Ariel Karabinus, Osbourn Park, Jr.; Becca Kassabian, Oakton, Jr.; Paige Kvartunas, West Springfield, Jr.; Hillary Lee, South River, So.; Maya Little, Dunbar, Sr.; Stephanie Marzen, Jefferson, So.; Aimee Moores, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Stephanie Paradis, Stone Bridge, Jr.; Marisa Repka, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Moira Ryan, Georgetown Visitation, Jr.; Ashley Seymour, Archbishop Carroll, So.; Lanie Smith, Oakton, Jr.; Natalie Young, George Mason, Fr.
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