Athlete of the Year

Joe Robinson

Potomac, Senior

* Two-time All-Extra ran nation's fastest time in the 55-meter dash (6.26), won Virginia AAA state title in that event (6.32) and earned all-American honors by finishing fifth in the 60-meter dash at the Nike Indoor Championships.

* All-Met selection won 55 at Northwestern Region and Cedar Run District meets. Ran a leg of the district champion 4x200 relay that was fourth in the region.

First Team

Darren Garrigan, Gar-Field, Sr. -- Third in Virginia AAA in 55-meter dash (6.42) and ran a leg of the Northwestern Region champion 4x200 and 4x400 relays that were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the state. Region runner-up in the 55 and the long jump.

Bryce Iverson, Forest Park, Soph. -- Won 3,200 (10:13.85) at Northwestern Region meet and was runner-up in the 1,600 and 3,200 in Cardinal District. Ran leg of eighth-place 4x800 relay at states.

Jarmal Latney, Gar-Field, Sr. -- Placed eighth in the Virginia AAA high jump (six feet) and ran a leg of the seventh-place 4x400 relay. District champ and third in region in the 55 hurdles and high jump.

Derek Liggins, Gar-Field, Sr. -- Repeat All-Extra was third in the region and sixth in state in long jump (21 feet 101/2 inches). Third in Cardinal District in long jump and triple jump.

Rasheed McClaude, Gar-Field, Sr. -- Kent State football signee was fourth in Virginia AAA shot put at 52-4. Won event at Northwestern Region (51-4) and Cardinal District (49-21/4) meets.

Daniel Simpkins, Woodbridge, Sr. -- Won 500-meter dash titles at Northwestern Region (1:09.54) -- his second consecutive region title -- and Cardinal District (1:06.74) meets.

Reynold Smith Jr., Forest Park, Sr. -- Repeat All-Extra was third in Virginia AAA in long jump (22-61/4). Northwestern Region champion in long jump (22-4) and triple jump (45-2). Earned all-American honors with sixth-place finish in triple jump (47-3) at Nike Indoors.

Honorable Mention

Anthony Arena, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Eric Coleman, Gar-Field, Sr.; Chezaray Conley, Woodbridge, Sr.; Erich Friedlein, Forest Park, Sr.; Roland Hilliard, Osbourn Park, Sr.; Galen Huling, Woodbridge, Sr.; Terry Jackson, Gar-Field, Jr.; Levert James, Osbourn, Sr.; Logan Skidmore, Woodbridge, Sr.; Tim Stark, Woodbridge, Sr.

Front row, from left: Jarmal Latney, Gar-Field; Bryce Iverson, Forest Park; Rasheed McClaude, Gar-Field. Back, from left: Darren Garrigan, Gar-Field; Reynold Smith Jr., Forest Park; Joe Robinson, Potomac; Daniel Simpkins, Woodbridge; Derek Liggins, Gar-Field.Joe Robinson, Potomac.