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Athlete of the Year / Coach of the Year
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Tasia Potasinski | Westfield » Sr.
Potasinski ran with power and finesse, peaking at the Virginia AAA championships, where she won three state titles. Had the best mile time in the area (4:59.04). Will run for Virginia.
» Favorite Pre-Meet Song: “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor
“The beat relaxes me and at the same time it gets me excited and focused.”
COACH OF THE YEAR
Chad Young | Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Young worked with a group of four young distance runners who performed beyond expectations all the way to the Maryland 3A title.
|Doris Anyanwu||Tynita Butts ||Funmi Alabi ||Saniel Atkinson |
|E. Roosevelt » Jr.||T.C. Williams » Jr. ||Long Reach » Jr. ||Bishop McNamara » Jr. |
|Keyed Roosevelt’s eighth consecutive Maryland 4A title, capturing the 300 meters in a personal-best 39.34 seconds.||Won the 55, 4x200 relay, high and long jumps at Virginia AAA Northern Region meet; took state long jump title (meet-record 20 feet). ||Undefeated in the 55 meters during the postseason. Peaked at Maryland 3A meet, winning gold in seven seconds flat, fastest in the area. ||Won the high jump at the Friends of Indoor Track Invitational with a mark of 5-8 (seventh in the country), and at Virginia Tech Invitational with 5-7. |
|Lia DiValentin ||Olivia Ekpone ||Bethany Hyter ||Christina Manning |
|Chantilly » Jr. ||Wootton » Fr. ||Osbourn Park » Sr. ||Westlake » Sr. |
|Two-time All-Met was the area’s top runner in the 3,200 meters, clocking 10:48.86 to finish second at the Virginia AAA championships. ||Won Maryland 4A 55 meters (7.05 seconds); second in 300 (39.49). Second in 200 (24.95) and in 400 (55.86) at Nike Indoor Nationals. ||Two-time All-Met scored in five events at Virginia AAA Northwest Region meet. Won 500 at the state meet in a Virginia season-best 1:14.64. ||Won the Maryland 3A 55 hurdles title in an area-best 7.98 seconds, fourth fastest in the country. Also had state’s top long jump (18-10). |
|Colleen McGlade ||Tasha Stanley ||Emily Vannoy |
|Brooke Point » Jr. ||E. Roosevelt » Sr. ||Thomas Johnson » Jr. |
|Went an area-best 11 feet to win the Montgomery Invitational pole vault. Finished seventh at the state meet at 10-6. ||Three-time All-Met ran the nation’s second-fastest 500 this season (1:12.81, Virginia Tech Invitational). Will run for North Carolina. ||Threw a season-best 46-10 at the Frostbite Invitational. Swept the postseason, taking the Maryland 4A title in a meet-record 45-91/4. |
Top Relay Teams
4 x 200: Eleanor Roosevelt: Doris Anyanwu, Tasha Stanley, Afia Charles, Christian Hickson
4 x 400: Eleanor Roosevelt: Brittany OgunMokun, Doris Anyanwu, Tasha Stanley, Christian Hickson
4 x 800: Eleanor Roosevelt: Dominique Lockhart, Brittany OgunMokun, Amirah Johnson, Tasha Stanley
Melanie Akwule, Lake Braddock, Sr.; Eva Baker, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Shantae Boney, Largo, Jr.; Aunye Boone, Calvert, Sr.; Danielle Brock, Westlake, Sr.; Taylor Butler, Bishop McNamara, So.; Alex Doll, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Fr.; Morgane Gay, Whitman, Sr.; Louise Hannallah, Churchill, Sr.; Vanessa Henry, Fairmont Heights, Sr.; Brittany Hyter, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Ambrosia Iwugo, Elizabeth Seton, So.; Deseree King, Oxon Hill, So.; Amirah Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Fr.; Jasmine Jones, Dunbar, Jr.; Vanessa Jules, Paint Branch, Jr.; Krystin Lawson, Wise, Sr.; Kat Lee, West Potomac, Sr.; Mikelle Leigh, Largo, Sr.; Sarah Lueck, Urbana, Jr.; Leslie Morrison, Whitman, Sr.; Torrie Saunders, Annapolis, Sr.; Paris Scott, Dunbar, Jr.; Brittany Sevachko, Westfield, Sr.; Jaclyn Smith, Yorktown, Sr.; Hiruni Wijayaratne, Herndon, Jr.