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All-Mets All-Mets
Front row, from left to right: Keira Carlstrom (Oakton), Kierney Hiteshew (Oakland Mills), Tysha Colon (H.D. Woodson), Kristyn Shiring (North Stafford), Keosha Sanders (Brooke Point), India Ransom (Largo), Kelley Otstott (Jefferson). Second row: Bonnie Meekins (Oakton), Ashley Horn (Potomac (Md.)), Shayla Moore (Long Reach), Karen Pulliam (Quince Orchard), Antoinette Gorham (Eleanor Roosevelt), Coach Darryl Hamilton (Largo). Third row: Coach Valerie Harrington (Patuxent), Shane Stroup (River Hill), Will Christian (Great Mills), Andre Summers (Dunbar), Frank Francois (Lake Braddock), Bobby Lockhart (Handley), Jerry Rose Jr. (Handley). Back row: Alan Webb (South Lakes), Mark Kupets (Centreville), Chris Smith (T.C. Williams), Jerod Void (Surrattsville), Kyle Farmer (Oakland Mills), Garrett Brickner (Lake Braddock), Matt Maline (Oakton). Not pictured: Vikas Gowda (Frederick), Krystle Moss (Jefferson), Imani White (Frederick). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

Athlete of the Year
Coach of the Year
Honorable Mention

Athlete of the Year
Alan Webb
South Lakes, Sr.

Nine-time All-Met set national high school mile record with a time of 3 minutes 53.43 seconds at the Prefontaine Classic, breaking Jim Ryun's 36-year-old mark of 3:55.3. Led South Lakes' distance medley and 4x800-meter relay teams to victories at Penn Relays.

Coach of the Year
Valerie Harrington

Helped a Patuxent team devoid of any real stars to its second consecutive SMAC title and a second-place finish at the Maryland 3A South Region Championships. Harrington has helped keep Patuxent at the top since she started the school's program in 1997. Patuxent finished third in Class 3A at the state meet in 1999 and placed second in 2000.

First Team
Garrett Brickner
Lake Braddock, Sr.

Multi-talented jumper cleared 6-9 in the high jump at the Caroline Invitational -- tied for the top mark in the area -- and was sixth in the event at the Penn Relays.

Will Christian
Great Mills, Sr.

Undefeated in SMAC competition this year, the Virginia-bound runner was third at the Penn Relays in the 3,000. Broke the SMAC record in the 3,200 by 14 seconds.

Kyle Farmer
Oakland Mills, Sr.

At Penn Relays, despite pulling his hamstring with 15 yards to go in the 4x100-meter relay, the Florida-bound star led team to a second-place finish and the top U.S. time (41.42).

Frank Francois
Lake Braddock, Sr.

Versatile star had the area's best 400 time (47.90) heading into the postseason, and is a threat to win the 200, 400 and 800 at any meet he enters. Headed to Tennessee.

Vikas Gowda
Frederick, Sr.

Indoor track All-Met has turned in the area's top shot put (61-6) and discus (204-0) throws. Won both events at Maryland 4A West Region Championships.

Mark Kupets
Centreville, Sr.

Sixth in the pole vault (13-9.25) at the Penn Relays, the University of Pennsylvania-bound vaulter cleared a season-best 15-0 at the Southern Track Classic.

Bobby Lockhart
Handley, Jr.

Avenged two indoor mile defeats by winning the event at the Penn Relays in 4:11.45. Won the 3,200 at the elite Arcadia Invitational in 8:57.08.

Matt Maline
Oakton, Sr.

A member of the U.S. World Junior Cross-Country team, won the Concorde District 3,200 title in a time six seconds faster (9:25.50) than last year's Virginia state championship time.

Jerry Rose Jr.
Handley, Sr.

Won the 100 and 200 at the Virginia AA Northwestern District Championships and ran a stellar 10.6 100-meter dash at the South Lakes Invitational earlier in the year.

Chris Smith
T.C. Williams, Sr.

Won the high jump and the triple jump at the T.C. Williams Invitational, and doubled in the long and triple jump at the Patriot District, turning in the area's best triple jump (45-8.5).

Shane Stroup
River Hill, Jr.

Was second in the mile at the Penn Relays (4:13.51), and broke a meet record in the same event at the Howard County Championships, eclipsing the previous mark by nearly 10 seconds.

Andre Summers
Dunbar, Sr.

Norfolk State-bound star won the 100, 200 and 400 at the DCIAA Championships. Has logged one of the area's fastest 100 times (10.70).

Jerod Void
Surrattsville, Sr.

Purdue-bound standout is unbeaten in a hurdles final since his freshman year, and he broke Prince George's County records in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles May 12.

Honorable Mention
Jack Adrian, Landon, Sr.
Ivan Anderson, Wilson, Jr.; Daniel Bailey, Centreville, Fr.
Chris Barksdale, Oakland Mills, Sr.
Ryan Blackwell, Howard, Sr.
Germain Bryant, Surrattsville, Sr.
Adam Casey, DeMatha, Jr.
Seann Chambers, Handley, Sr.
Charles Cooper, Suitland, Sr.
Jonathan Cooper, Watkins Mill, Fr.
Paul Costello, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
Brian DeVaul, Arundel, Sr.
Douglas Dutch, Gonzaga, Fr.

Chris Foster, Severn, Sr.
Shawn Freshwater, Chesapeake, Jr.
Phil Gaeta, Oakton, Jr.
Steven Garner, Osbourn, Sr.
Ronald Gill, Ballou, Sr.
Ryan Gore, Leonardtown, Sr.
Alex Green, Northwestern, Sr.
James Green, Wilson, Sr.
Paul Hall, DeMatha, Soph.
Steve Hayes, Churchill, Sr.
Damon Hill, Gaithersburg, Jr.
Sean Hill, Colonial Forge, Soph.
Steve Huntzinger, Robinson, Soph.
Mike Imoh, Robinson, Sr.
Ricardo Iracks, Ballou, Sr.

Lee Lambert, Westlake, Sr.
Dusty Lieb, Archbishop Spalding, Sr.
Derek Liggins, Gar-Field, Soph.
Jeremy Moore, Broadneck, Sr.
Bryan Morgan, Spotsylvania, Sr.
Stefan Pastor, Oakland Mills, Sr.
Anwar Phillips, Northwest, Sr.
Teddy Presley, Oakton, Sr.

Ron Richards, Hayfield, Sr.
Markeith Scott, Oxon Hill, Sr.
Sylvester Scott, Paint Branch, Soph.
Sammy Sesay, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.
James Small, McLean, Sr.
Richard Smith, South Lakes, Jr.
LA Snead, Robinson, Sr.
Ben Stern, Georgetown Day, Jr.
David Sullivan, Centreville, Jr.

Carlos Watson, High Point, Sr.
Brandon West, Suitland, Sr.
Nick Williams, Urbana, Soph.
Donnell Willis, Suitland, Sr.
Rashad Woodard, Bullis, Soph.
Jamaal Wright, Northwestern, Sr.
Brandon Young, Chopticon, Jr.

Athlete of the Year
Coach of the Year
Honorable Mention

Athlete of the Year
Keosha Sanders
Brooke Point, Sr.

After winning the 100 hurdles at the T.C. Williams Invitational, Sanders won the 100, 200, 100 and 300 hurdles at the Virginia AAA Commonwealth District Championships. Has the top 100 hurdles time in the area (14.28 seconds).

Coach of the Year
Darryl Hamilton

Guided the Lions to indoor and outdoor track Prince George's County titles this year, and his squad seems to keep getting better. After winning the West Potomac and T.C. Williams Invitational during the regular season, Largo exploded for 198 points at the Maryland 4A South Championships, a meet his team also won convincingly.

First Team
Keira Carlstrom
Oakton, Jr.

Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the Concorde District Championships. Won the 1,600 and 800 at the Allen Johnson Invitational.

Tysha Colon
H.D. Woodson, Sr.

Defended DCIAA championships in the 100, 200 and 400. Has one of the area's only sub-25-second 200s. Will attend George Mason.

Antoinette Gorham
Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.

Tennesee-bound standout ran a 400 split time of 54.7 at the Penn Relays, the fastest high school time at the elite meet.

Kierney Hiteshew
Oakland Mills, Sr.

Former elite gymnast picked up pole vaulting as a junior. Has cleared an area-best 11-3 this spring.

Ashley Horn
Potomac (Md.), Sr.

Four-time Prince George's County shot put champion has recorded the area's top throw (42-10). Won shot put at 2A South Region Championships.

Bonnie Meekins
Oakton, Jr.

Had area's top high jump (5-9) at Allen Johnson Invitational. Was second at Concorde District Championships in high jump and long jump.

Shayla Moore
Long Reach, Sr.

Set a Howard County record when she finished third in triple jump (39-6.5) at Penn Relays. Personal best: 39-9.5.

Krystle Moss
Jefferson, Sr.

Former classical ballet dancer won Penn Relays high jump (5-8). Won a Virginia AAA indoor high jump title as well as Concorde District outdoor championships.

Kelley Otstott
Jefferson, Sr.

Georgetown-bound distance runner has the area's top times in the 800 (2:13.44) and 1,600 (4:51.32). Nine-time All-Met.

Karen Pulliam
Quince Orchard, Jr.

Finished 11th in the 3,000 at the Penn Relays. Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the county championships.

India Ransom
Largo, Jr.

Recovered from hamstring and ankle injuries to win 100, 200 and long jump at Prince George's County championships. Best 100 time: 11.81.

Kristyn Shiring
North Stafford, Jr.

All-state performer in cross-country is undefeated in 1,600 and 3,200 this season, with times of 5:03.54 and 10:59.00, respectively.

Imani White
Frederick, Soph.

Won Frederick County titles in the 100 and 200 and repeated as 4A West Region champ in the 200. Was second at regionals in the 100.

Honorable Mention
Crystal Anyanwu, High Point, Soph.
Melanie Bailey, Largo, Sr.
Dacia Barr, Centreville, Fr.
Sarah Beale, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Nialah Betts, Westlake, Sr.
LiNida Blake, Wilson, Sr.
Lakisha Brooks, Largo, Jr.
April Butler, Gwynn Park, Sr.
Randy Buzzell, Middletown, Sr.
Shehara Chitty, Robinson, Sr.
Anya Clarke, Long Reach, Sr.
Colleen Connell, Brooke Point, Sr.
Denise Cruse, Elizabeth Seton, Jr.

Terri Davenport, Hylton, Sr.
Jessica Dunston, La Plata, Jr.
Katie Endres, Potomac Falls, Fr.
Yanira Ephraim, Dunbar, Fr.
Tiffany Evans, Gar-Field, Soph.
Emily Fertig, Sidwell Friends, Jr.
Keiona Frenche, Laurel, Jr.
Indira Garcia, Carroll, Sr.
April Garner, Elizabeth Seton, Sr.
Lauren Graff, Urbana, Jr.
Lindsay Grigoriev, Atholton, Soph.

Allyson Hardy, Northwest, Sr.
Stephanie Hollar, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Rolanda Howard, Long Reach, Sr.
Erica Johnson, H.D. Woodson, Jr.
Alicia LaRoche, Centreville, Jr.
Sarah Lewis, Centreville, Jr.
Ebony Lucas, Lackey, Soph.
Erin Masterson, Annapolis, Sr.
Lee McDuff, River Hill, Sr.
Ramona Modeste, Eleanor Roosevelt, Soph.
Sara Monaco, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Nana Meriweather, Sidwell Friends, Soph.
Jamie Mushatt-Valrie, Brooke Point, Soph.

Jennifer Nelms, Spotsylvania, Sr.
Tiffany Nesfield, C.H. Flowers, Fr.
Stephanie Nickens, South Lakes, Sr.
Michelle Nowden, Elizabeth Seton, Sr.
Narica Offut, Watkins Mill, Sr.
Veronica Polston, Handley, Sr.
Dana Robinson, Largo, Sr.
Joanna Rodgers, Robinson, Soph.
Leslie Schultz, Langley, Sr.
Kelly Swain, Lake Braddock, Jr.
Candace Swann, Westlake, Sr.
Eleanor Thompson, Good Counsel, Soph.
Alexandra VanHeuven, Lake Braddock, Jr.
Monique Walker, Park View, Soph.
Ashley Wall, Atholton, Sr.

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