WINTER 2008 ALL-MET

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First Team | Top Relay Teams | Honorable Mention

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What Does It Take to Be an All-Met?
The Washington Post's scholastic sports staff asked, and All-Mets answered.
Saniel Atkinson and Tynita Butts

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.


First Team

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Doris AnyanwuTynita 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.


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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).


[Soccer]

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

Honorable Mention

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.

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