Boys' Indoor Track & Field

Front row (left to right): Brett Brown (C.H. Flowers), Afolabi Aromire (C.H. Flowers), Abe Dagnachew (Herndon). Second row: Randy Lee (Carroll), Andrew Jesien (Walter Johnson), Richard Marcellus (H.D. Woodson). Third row: Romaine McKay (Eleanor Roosevelt), Cameron Perry (Forest Park), Malcolm Richardson (Gaithersburg), Lorenzo Elliott (Spingarn). Not pictured: Larrone Moore (Northwestern), Christopher Richardson (Hayfield). (Toni L. Sandys - The Washington Post)

Athlete of the Year   Coach of the Year   First Team   Honorable Mention   Top Relay Teams

Athlete of the Year

Afolabi Aromire | C.H. Flowers, Sr.
The two-time All-Met cast aside injuries that plagued the start of his career and produced a dazzling indoor season. Aromire ran area-best times in the 300 meters (34.35 seconds) and 500 (1:03.52, best in the nation) to lead his five-year-old school to the Maryland 4A/3A title, its first state championship in any team sport. He finished second at the Nike Indoor Nationals in the 400 (40.86).

Coach of the Year

Phil Johnson | Glenelg
Under Johnson, who is in his fourth year at Glenelg, the Gladiators won their first state title in 13 years. A year after finishing second at the Maryland 2A/1A meet, the Gladiators beat Winters Mill by 11 points. The Gladiators won the Howard County and 2A/1A East Region titles for the second consecutive season.

First Team

Brett Brown | C.H. Flowers, Jr.
Brown was the Prince George's County and Maryland 4A/3A champion in the 55-meter hurdles. His best time (7.55 seconds) was 15th in the country and best in the area.

Abe Dagnachew | Herndon, Soph.
Dagnachew ran a 1:57 anchor leg in the 4x800 relay to lead his team to the Virginia AAA title in that event, and then followed it up with a title in the 1,000 meters (2:31.23).

Lorenzo Elliott | Spingarn, Sr.
Elliott was a double winner at the DCIAA meet, capturing first in the 300 and 500 meters (1:06.31, fifth-best in the area).

Andrew Jesien | Walter Johnson, Sr.
The three-time All-Met pulled off a tough double in Maryland 4A/3A meet, winning the 1,600 (area-best and state-record 4:16.98) and the 3,200 (9:32.15). He took third in the Millrose Mile.

Randy Lee | Carroll, Jr.
The three-time All-Met was once again one of the area's best middle-distance runners. His season best of 48.90 in the 400 was tops in the area. Best time in the 500: 1:05.82.

Richard Marcellus | H.D. Woodson, Sr.
Marcellus won a hotly contested 55 meters at the DCIAA championships with a time of 6.48, third best in the area. He also was second in the 500 and sixth in the 300.

Romaine McKay | Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.
McKay was the Maryland 4A/3A and Prince George's County runner-up in the 500 meters; his season best in that race was 1:04.33. He was the county champion in the 800.

Larrone Moore | Northwestern, Sr.
Moore was the Maryland 4A/3A champion in the 55 (6.49 seconds). He was the Prince George's County runner-up in the long jump and 300 meters.

Cameron Perry | Forest Park, Jr.
Competing indoors for the first time, Perry ended the season by earning all-America honors. Long-jumped 22 feet 8.5 inches to earn sixth place at the Nike Indoor Nationals.

Christopher Richardson | Hayfield, Jr.
Richardson won the 300 and 500 meters at the AAA Northern Region meet to lead his team to the title. Richardson's 500 time of 1:05.29 was third best in the area.

Malcolm Richardson | Gaithersburg, Sr.
Richardson won the Montgomery County title in the 55 with an area-best time of 6.45 seconds. He was the Maryland 4A/3A runner-up in the 300 and third in the 55.

Honorable Mention
Godson Akinnawo, High Point, Sr.; Corryl Boyd, Westlake, Sr.; Dante Buckner, DeMatha, Sr.; Ryan Callahan, Old Mill, Sr.; Matthew Centrowitz, Broadneck, Soph.; Steven Duplinsky, Georgetown Prep, Jr.; Taili Evans, Brooke Point, Sr.; Mark Hussa, Robinson, Jr.; Ricky Jacobs, Ballou, Sr.; Charles Jones, West Potomac, Sr.; David Jones, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Brandon McRae, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Antwane Minter, West Potomac, Jr.; Ricky Moore, Northern, Sr.; Adrien Prophete, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Kyle Rauser, Old Mill, Sr.; Brad Siragusa, Chantilly, Sr.; Travis Swaggard, Hayfield, Sr.; Kevin Teel, Bowie, Jr.; Shaunne Thomas, North Stafford, Sr.; Josh Thompson, Handley, Sr.; Julio Villatoro, Annandale, Sr.; Anthony Walker, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Jasper Watkins, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Charles Wilkinson, Oxon Hill, Sr.; Kimery Williams, Kennedy, Sr.; John Wingfield, Langley, Sr.

Top Relay Teams
4x200: C.H. Flowers (Brett Brown, Afolabi Aromire, Jimmy McClam, Evan McCollough)
4x400: DeMatha (Dante Buckner, Kai Roper, Geoffrey Daley and Jeremy Samuels)
4x800: Herndon (Ermin Mujezinovic, Jared Hatch, Danny Gordon, Abe Dagnachew)

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