Performer Of the Year

Emily Faircloth

Westlake, Senior

Named honorable mention All-Met.

Captured 3A South region crown in 300 hurdles and SMAC titles in 400 and 300 hurdles, in which she set conference record with mark of 45.6.

Set personal records this season in 400 (58.5) and 300 hurdles (45.4).

Will run for James Madison University.

Coach Of the Year

Abbe Gray

Patuxent, Second Year

Led Panthers to 8-3 regular season record -- good for third place in SMAC -- after going just 2-9 last season in team's first year of varsity competition.

Qualified 11 athletes for state meet this season.

First Team





KC Allen



Garnered four SMAC, 3A East region and 3A state pole vault titles and selected first-team All-Met and All-Extra twice during her Cavaliers career. Established league record with mark of 10-6 and new state record of 11-0. Named All-Extra performer of the year for indoor track.

Lori Ashton



Won SMAC triple jump championship at 35-6 and placed third in 2A South region at 35-7. Finished second in conference and region in high jump at 5-4 and third in region in long jump, qualifying for states in all three events. Undefeated in triple jump all season.

Kristin Camp



Unbeaten during regular season in mile, capturing SMAC title in 5:27, and finished third in 2A South region. Placed second in conference in 800. Named to All-Extra cross-country first team.

Melynnie Dade



Earned four gold medals at SMAC championships for wins in open 100 (12.4) and 200 (25.9) and as member of Wolverines' 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. Qualified for states in 100 and 4x100.

Marsha Day



Named honorable mention All-Met. Won 3A South region crown in pole vault at 9-6 and finished second at Maryland 3A state meet at 10-0. Took second at SMAC in pole vault and as member of 4x100 relay team. Placed third in conference in 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.

Jessica Dunston

La Plata


Took third in 100 hurdles with time of 15.3 at 3A South region meet after winning SMAC title. Finished second in conference in 300 hurdles and as member of Warriors' 4x200 relay.

Cyprian Gillingham



Placed third in 3A South region in 800 at 2:22.6 and first in 4x800. Won SMAC in 800-meter run and finished second in 400. Helped Raiders' 4x800 and 4x400 relay teams to gold medals. Named to All-Extra indoor track first team.

Tianna Goldring

La Plata


Finished first in high jump (5-2) and long jump (17-3) at 3A South region meet. Won high jump title and placed third in long jump at SMAC. Qualified for states as member of Warriors' 4x200 relay team. Named to All-Extra team twice.

Lillian Ricardo



Totaled 84.5 points for Panthers this season with 13 first-place finishes. Placed second in 1,600 and third in 3,200 at SMAC. Qualified for states as member of Patuxent's 4x800 relay team. Named to All-Extra cross-country and indoor track first teams.

Alexis Wieroniey



Qualified for state meet in 1,600 and 3,200 with two fourth-place finishes at 3A East region meet. Won 3,200 title in 11:59 and finished third in 1,600 (5:32) at SMAC meet. Named All-Extra runner of the year for cross-country.

Helen Young



Two-time Maryland 3A state champion in discus. Claimed conference championships in both shot put and discus. Won 3A South region in discus and finished second in shot put with personal-best throw of 38-8. Named to All-Extra team twice.

Honorable Mention

Nailah Betts, Westlake; Tiffani Blackwell, Leonardtown; Megan Darr, Calvert; Kristen Davidson, Leonardtown; Kathleen Dunscomb, Leonardtown; Heather Jones, Westlake; Melinda Kerr, Westlake; LaKeisha Smith, Great Mills; Amanda Roderick, Leonardtown; Chanel Spriggs, Northern; Candice Swann, Westlake; Barbara Warner, Calvert.

CAPTION: The 1999 All-Extra girls track and field team. Standing, from left to right: Marsha Day, Helen Young, Cyprian Gillingham, Coach Abbe Gray, Jessica Dunston and KC Allen. Sitting, from left to right: Lori Ashton, Kristin Camp, Alexis Wieroniey, Lillian Ricardo, Tianna Goldring, Emily Faircloth and Melynnie Dade.