SPRING 2008 ALL-MET

Baseball   |   Softball   |   Gymnastics   |   Golf   |   Lacrosse: Boys | Girls
Rowing: Boys | Girls   |   Soccer: Boys | Girls   |   Tennis: Boys | Girls   |   Track: Boys | Girls

Boys' Track and Field

First Team | Top Relay Teams | Honorable Mention

Featured Video

What Does It Take to Be an All-Met?
The Washington Post's scholastic sports staff asked, and All-Mets answered:
Paul DeVito and Damien Thigpen

Athlete of the Year / Coach of the Year

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Justin Murdock | Meade » Sr.
The repeat All-Met ran all three sprints with speed and power. He had season bests of 10.43 seconds in the 100, 21.27 seconds in the 200 and 47.86 seconds in the 400. Murdock also anchored Meade’s 4x400 relay team, which ran 3:14.48 at the Penn Relays. Will compete for Clemson.
» Favorite piece of equipment: His spikes
Running some of the country’s fastest times takes a toll on Murdock’s racing spikes. He has owned four pairs during his high school career. His first pair hangs by the laces on his bedroom wall next to the first newspaper article written about him. “Without spikes, there’s no speed,” Murdock said.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Scott Mathias | Clarksburg
Mathias guided the two-year-old school with its first senior class to the Montgomery County championship, receiving point contributions from 12 of his 13 varsity athletes. The Coyotes followed that title performance with a runner-up finish at the Maryland 2A West Region meet.


First Team

Frank Afriyie Tommy ClarkPaul DeVito
T.C. Williams » Sr. T.C. Williams » Sr.Osbourn Park » Jr.
Won shot (53-10) and discus (163) at Patriot District championships. Also had a toss in discus of 167-10. Won Patriot District pole vault title (14-1), Nike Spring Invitational with 14-0 and Allen Johnson Invitational with 13-0.Clocked 14.02 seconds to win 110 hurdles at Cedar Run District championships. Also won at Victor Cahoon Classic.


[]

Solomon Haile Jon Hill Joe LoRusso
Sherwood » Jr. Walkersville » Jr. Oakton » Sr.
Runner-up in 3,000 at Penn Relays in 8:34.53 before winning the 3,200 meters title in Maryland 4A West in 9:22.44. Leapt 6-10 several times, including at Maryland 2A West meet, where he also won long and triple jumps. Three-time All-Met placed seventh in mile at Penn Relays in 4:18.16. Will run for Villanova.


[]

Leslie MurrayOlu Olamigoke Rex Parker Devon Smith
High Point » Sr.Mountain View » Sr. Battlefield » Sr. Westlake » Jr.
Finished third in 400 hurdles at Penn Relays (52.98). Won long jump (23-3.5) at Maryland 4A South meet. Repeat All-Met won long jump at Southern Track Classic (24-0.5) . Will compete for Indiana. Triple jumped 47-10 at Southern Track Classic. Will compete for Indiana. Repeat All-Met won 100 (10.3) and 200 (21.0) at Maryland 3A South meet. Keyed 4x100 relay team to 41.38 at Penn Relays.


[]

Sean StanleyDamien Thigpen Lamaar Thomas Wil Zahorodny
Gaithersburg » Jr.Stonewall Jackson » Jr. Friendly » Sr. Damascus » Sr.
Launched shot 58-3/4 to win Maryland 4A West title and 56-91/2 in wins at Meade Stampede, Howard Spring Classic. Won 300 hurdles at Dogwood Classic in 37.53 seconds, then had Virginia-leading time at the Cedar Run District meet, where he won in 37.48. Repeat All-Met ran 10.65 to win 100 at Southern Maryland Track Classic. Will play football for Ohio State. Repeat All-Met ran 1:51.15 to win Montgomery County 800 meter championship. Also won at Maryland 3A West (1:56.19). Will run for UNC Wilmington.


Top Relay Teams

4 x 100: Westlake (Greg Walker, Devon Smith, Jesse Mitchell, Kenard Harris)
4 x 200: Westlake (Greg Walker, Devon Smith, Jesse Mitchell, Kenard Harris)
4 x 400: Meade (Matt Brinkley, Dahmar Smiles, Anya Uzoh, Justin Murdock)
4 x 800: Quince Orchard (Wayne Bartholomew, Ryan Priovolos, David Laratta, Josh Joson)

Honorable Mention

Ade Adeokun, DuVal, Sr.; Marcus Anderson, Northern, Sr.; Erick Artusio, Thomas Johnson, So.; Seck Barry, St. Albans, Jr.; Graham Bazell, Atholton, Jr.; Tristan Benton, High Point, Jr.; Marcus Brown, Quince Orchard, Jr.; Vincent Brown, South Lakes, Jr.; Bernard Butler, Edison, Sr.; Nicholas Cerverizzo, Annapolis, Sr.; Ramsey Chapin, Georgetown Prep, Jr.; Matthew Cirillo, Huntingtown, Sr.; Neal Darmody, Quince Orchard, Sr.; Marcus Davis, Arundel, Jr.; Alex Edelmann, Middletown, Jr.; Nick Forbes, Thomas Johnson, So.; Ian Francis, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Avery Graham, Clarksburg, Jr.; Eric Gyamfi, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Kenard Harris, Westlake, Sr.; Jonathan Haughton, Blair, Jr.; Eric Hoepker, Battlefield, Sr.; Wesley Jones, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Allante Keels, Episcopal, Jr.; Brad Kenimer, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Brice Mathews, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Chris Moen, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Antonio Palmer, Gaithersburg, Jr.; Thomas Porter, Mountain View, Jr.; A.J. Price, South Lakes, Sr.; Reynaldo Radlin, North Stafford, Jr.; Zach Ray, Huntingtown, Sr.; Xyan Rose, La Plata, Sr.; Ty Ruland, Westfield, Sr.; Sam Saidi, Broad Run, Sr.; Dahmar Smiles, Meade, Sr.; Marcus Smoot, La Plata, Jr.; Wesley Sun, Chantilly, Jr.; Joey Thompson, Howard, Sr.; Ademola Titcombe, Edison, Sr.

© The Washington Post Company