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All-Mets All-Mets
The All-Met girls track and field team takes its place in the Haupt Garden, in front of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building. Front row, left to right: Keosha Sanders (Brooke Point), Chiquita Stephens (Largo), Tysha Colon (H.D. Woodson), Teyarnte Carter (Long Reach), Erin Swain (Lake Braddock), Sheena Johnson (Gar-Field). Back row: Kira Sims (Gar-Field), Cynthia Nicholls (Long Reach), Alyssa Aiken (Chantilly), Coach Joe Thomas (Long Reach), Karen Pulliam (Quince Orchard), Jennifer Nelms (Spotsylvania), Kelley Otstott (Jefferson), India Odum (Hayfield), Nikeya Green (Hayfield). (By Mark Finkenstaedt - For The Post)

Athlete of the Year |  Coach of the Year
First-Team  |  Honorable Mention

Athlete of the Year
Sheena Johnson, Gar-Field, Sr.
Four-time All-Met Athlete of the Year. Won Penn Relays 400-meter hurdles for unprecendented third straight year in nation-leading 58.29. Leads nation in 300 hurdles (40.74), area leader in 100 hurdles (13.56), 100 dash (11.74), 200 dash (24.04) and triple jump (39-3 1/2). Signed with UCLA.

Coach of the Year
Joe Thomas, Long Reach
Led team to county and region championships, as well as first place at Saxon Classic and second at Capital Beltway Classic and T.C. Williams Invitational. In four years at Long Reach, teams have won two state titles, three county titles and three region titles.

First Team
Joe Thomas, Long Reach
Led team to county and region championships, as well as first place at Saxon Classic and second at Capital Beltway Classic and T.C. Williams Invitational. In four years at Long Reach, teams have won two state titles, three county titles and three region titles.

Alyssa Aiken, Chantilly, Sr.
Three-time All-Met ran 400 meters in area-best 55.38 seconds at T.C. Williams Invitational. Among nation's leaders in 100 (12.14) and 200 (24.19).

Teyarnte Carter, Long Reach, Sr.
Maryland 3A East Region champion in 100, 200; holds Howard County records in 100 (11.6), 200 (24.4) and 400 (56.3). Won 100 and 200 at Capital Beltway Classic and Saxon Classic.

Tysha Colon, H.D. Woodson, Jr.
Won 200 at T.C. Williams Invitational in area-best 24.04, setting a meet record and ranking her sixth in the nation. Most Valuable Performer at Capital Beltway Classic; D.C. champion in 100, 200 and 400.

Nikeya Green, Hayfield, Sr.
Undefeated in 1,600 and 800. Won 1,600 in 5:08.54 and 800 in 2:15.94 and anchored winning 4x800-meter relay (9:38.28) at T.C. Williams Invitational.

Jennifer Nelms, Spotsylvania, Jr.
High-jumped area-best 5-10 at I-95 Relays on March 25. Named most valuable Class AA performer at Peninsula Relays after winning 100, 200 and high jump.

Cynthia Nicholls, Long Reach, Sr.
Set meet records at T.C. Williams Invitational (high jump 5-9) and Howard County championships (long jump 18-2E). Named most valuable performer at Saxon Invitational.

India Odum, Hayfield, Sr.
Placed second in shot put at Penn Relays (44-3 D). At T.C. Williams Invitational, set a meet record in shot put (45-8 E), also won discus (110-0).

Kelley Otstott, Jefferson, Jr.
Six-time All-Met. At Taco Bell Invitational, won 800 (2:14.18) and 1,600 (5:00.69). Anchored 4x800 relay that placed 10th at Penn Relays (9:29.81).

Karen Pulliam, Quince Orchard, Soph.
Placed second in 3,200 (11:22.50) and third in 1,600 (5:10.94) at T.C. Williams Invitational. Montgomery County and Maryland 4A West Region champion in both events.

Keosha Sanders, Brooke Point, Jr.
Has qualified for Virginia AAA meet in 100, 200, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and long jump. Among nation's leaders in 100 hurdles (13.99).

Kira Sims, Gar-Field, Sr.
State indoor runner-up in pole vault cleared area-best 11-6 inches at Allen Johnson Invitational. Has also long jumped 16-9, triple jumped 35-3 and thrown the shot 33 feet.

Chiquita Stephens, Largo, Sr.
Prince George's County champion in 200 (24.68) and 400 (55.91). Nationally ranked in 100 (12.03) and 200 (24.48); led off 4x100 relay that placed fourth at Penn Relays (46.31).

Erin Swain, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Won two mile at Allen Johnson Invitational (11.15.71), second in mile at T.C. Williams Invitational (5:10.74). Anchored distance medley in Penn Relays championship.

Honorable Mention
Ayanna Alexander, McLean; Melanie Bailey, Largo; Meredith Brill, Lake Braddock; Lakisha Brooks, Largo; Crystlle Church, Eleanor Roosevelt; Renee Clarke, Eleanor Roosevelt; Rachel Clinton, Oakland Mills; Amy Conteh, Oakton; Denise Cruse, Elizabeth Seton; Terri Davenport, Hylton; Schnavia Felder, Suitland; Antoinette Gorham, Eleanor Roosevelt; Jessica Jennings, H.D. Woodson; Latricia Kinch, Wilson; Rachel McIntosh, Brooke Point; Nana Meriwether, Sidwell Friends; India Ransom, Largo; Danielle Tapscott, Liberty; Pharyn Wynn, Central.

Laurel Askea, Centreville; Keira Carlstrom, Oakton; Lauren Chaikin, Marshall; Colleen Connell, Brooke Point; Dionne Evans, Gar-Field; Emily Fertig, Sidwell Friends; Yasmin Fields, Ballou; Keoina Frenche, Laurel; Indira Garcia, Carroll; Michelle Gregory, Robinson; Maureen Hagen, West Springfield; Jennifer Lapetoda, Loudoun County; Erin Masterson, Annapolis; Lee McDuff, River Hill; Carin Miller, Chantilly; Morgan Rutkowski, Culpeper; Leslie Schultz, Langley; Kristee Sherry, Jefferson; Kelly Swain, Lake Braddock.

Lori Ashton, McDonough; Sarah Baker, Annandale; Tiffani Blackwell, Leonardtown; Donisha Freeman, Mount Vernon; Nicole Garner, McNamara; Bryana Herring, Wilde Lake; Ashley Horn, Potomac (Md.); Rolanda Howard, Long Reach; Latoya Johnson, West Potomac; Takeithia Jordan, Gar-Field; Alicia LaRoche, Centreville; Charlotte LaRoche, Centreville; Krystle Moss, Jefferson; Courage Otaigbe, Hylton; Kalifa Pilgrim, Eleanor Roosevelt; Courtney Savoy, River Hill; Michelle Smith, Gaithersburg; Danielle Woodhouse, Jefferson.

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