Girls' Track and Field
First Team | Top Relay Teams | Honorable Mention
Athlete of the Year / Coach of the Year
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Natalie Baird | Park View » Sr.
The three-time All-Met has never lost to an area competitor in the discus. At the Penn Relays, she hurled the disc 154 feet 8 inches to become the first high school athlete to win the competition three straight years. She also owned Virginia’s top mark in the shot (44-8). Will compete for William & Mary.
» Favorite piece of equipment: Her shoes
The discus and shot are at the core of Baird’s competition, but she is most tied to her shoes. She has owned them since her freshman year. “They’re hideous-looking, but I like them,” Baird said. “They feel like slippers.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Rob Watson | Elizabeth Seton
A strong motivator and strategist, Watson guided a talented team comprising mostly sophomores and juniors to its second straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship and third in his seven-year tenure. His 4x100 relay team was the area’s fastest, in 46.3 seconds.
|Doris Anyanwu ||Saniel Atkinson||Shauntae Boney |
|E. Roosevelt » Jr. ||Bishop McNamara » Jr.||Largo » Jr. |
|Repeat All-Met won 300 hurdles at 4A South meet. Ran on the Raiders’ championship 4x400 team at Penn Relays. ||The repeat All-Met went 39-4 in the triple jump at Mervo Invite and high-jumped 5-10 at Meade Stampede.||Won the 300 hurdles at the 3A South Region meet in 45.8 seconds. She also went a personal-best 5-10 in the high jump. |
|Danielle Brock ||Tynita Butts ||Olivia Ekpone |
|Westlake » Sr. ||T.C. Williams » Jr. ||Wootton » Fr. |
|Won 3A South 200 meters title (24.5 seconds) and 400 (56.8). Part of 4x100 that took second at Penn Relays. ||Repeat All-Met long jumped 20-41/2, high jumped 5-6 and ran 100 in 12 seconds at So. Md. Track Classic. ||Set Montgomery County meet records in the 100 (11.79) and 400 (54.61). |
|Brittany Hyter ||Christina Manning||Colleen McGlade |
|Osbourn Park » Sr. ||Westlake » Sr.||Brooke Point » Jr. |
|Fastest area 400 hurdles mark at Penn Relays (1:02.77). Swept hurdles and went 18-10 in long jump at Cedar Run meet. ||Ran 100 hurdles in 14.18 at So. Md. Classic. Long-jumped 19-4. Will compete for Ohio State.||The repeat All-Met won the Commonwealth District pole vault championship with 10-4 and was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 49.46 seconds. |
|Tasia Potasinski||Tasha Stanley ||Emily Vannoy ||Hiruni Wijayaratne |
|Westfield » Sr.||E. Roosevelt » Sr. ||Thomas Johnson » Jr. ||Herndon » Jr. |
|Repeat All-Met won 400, 800 and 1,600 at Concorde meet. Will compete for Virginia. ||Four-time All-Met anchored the Raiders’ 4x800 relay team that set a national record at the Penn Relays (8:41.92). Will compete for North Carolina. ||Repeat All-Met won the shot at the Penn Relays with 48-4. Won at Boyer Invitational with 47-4. ||Eighth in the 3,000 at Penn Relays in 9:52.21. Won the 1,600 at Allen Johnson in 5:00.48. |
Grace Loba (Not Pictured) | Fauquier » Sr.
Won 1,600 at Cassels XBC in 5:07.65 and was fourth in mile at So. Md. Track Classic in 5:06.26.
Top Relay Teams
4 x 100: Elizabeth Seton (Ashley Ajayi, Adenike Pedro, Dionna Hayes, Jameice DeCoster)
4 x 200: Westlake (Tyonna Anthony, Danielle Brock, Daquanya Byrd-West, Christina Manning)
4 x 400: Eleanor Roosevelt (Doris Anyanwu, Afia Charles, Elan Hilaire, Tasha Stanley)
4 x 800: Eleanor Roosevelt (Dominique Lockhart, Amirah Johnson, Brittany OgunMokun, Tasha Stanley)
Lola Adetu, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Melanie Akwule, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Yvonne Amegashie, Potomac (Va.), Jr.; Eva Baker, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Diamond Benjamin, Banneker, Sr.; Pearl Bickersteth, Potomac (Va.), Jr.; Aunye Boone, Calvert, Sr.; Taylor Butler, Bishop McNamara, Soph.; Afia Charles, Eleanor Roosevelt, Soph.; Imani Colbert, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Morgan Danner, Langley, Sr.; Anna Demaree, River Hill, Fr.; Olivia Durr, Poolesville, Jr.; Britt Eckerstrom, Northwest, Fr.; Liana Epstein, Lake Braddock, Soph.; Brittni Finch, Centreville, Sr.; Najjiyya Franklin-Huff, Thomas Johnson, Sr.; Morgane Gay, Whitman, Sr.; Dionna Hayes, Elizabeth Seton, Jr.; Vanessa Henry, Fairmont Heights, Sr.; Bethany Hyter, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Jasmine Jones, Hayfield, Sr.; Juashaunna Kelly, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.; Kat Lee, West Potomac, Sr.; Sarah Lueck, Urbana, Jr.; Leslie Morrison, Whitman, Sr.; Brittany OgunMokun, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Adenike Pedro, Elizabeth Seton, Soph.; Lauren Privette, Loudoun Valley, Soph.; Teshika Rivers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.; Arleigh Rose, Sherwood, Sr.; Torrie Saunders, Annapolis, Sr.; Brittany Sevachko, Westfield, Sr.; Evann Slaughter, Oxon Hill, Soph.; Amina Smith, Patuxent, Soph.; Jaclyn Smith, Yorktown, Sr.; Lauren Tomlinson, Park View, Sr.; Jessica Tongue, Annapolis, Sr.; Jennifer Weatherly, Dominion, Sr.; Danielle Williams, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, Jr.