Athlete of the Year

BRYAN JONES, Arundel, Sr.

Also chosen Anne Arundel County athlete of the year during the indoor track season, Jones completed his fine spring season by winning Maryland 4A state titles in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. His personal best in the 110 hurdles was 13.7 seconds; his best in the 300 hurdles was 38.4.

Coach of the Year

JANET LIIMATTA, Old Mill

Under Liimatta, the Patriots brought back some of their old glory to pull out an improbable boys' state title, the school's first in track since winning five between 1978 and 1991. The Patriots won the Anne Arundel County and 4A East Region championships. At the 4A state meet, the Patriots had several fine performances, capped by a dramatic and title-clinching win in the 4x400-meter relay, the last race of the meet.

First Team

KEVIN BARNES, Old Mill, Sr.: The 4A state high jump champion also added a second-place finish in the long jump and a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles to provide 26 key points in the Patriots' state title.

LARRY BEAVERS, Annapolis, Sr.: Beavers placed in three events in the state meet as Annapolis finished second. He was second in the 300 hurdles, third in the 100 dash and fifth in the 110 hurdles.

WILL BROWN, Meade, Sr.: Brown was the county champion in the shot put and runner-up in the long jump. At the state meet, Brown placed sixth in the shot put.

ERIC HERNDON, Annapolis, Sr.: Herndon was the Maryland 3A champion in the triple jump with a leap of 43 feet 7 inches that helped Annapolis to second place.

A.J. LEE, Southern, Sr.: Lee was a double winner at the state meet, capturing the 200 and the long jump to lead the Bulldogs to second place in the team competition.

KLAYTON LIPMAN, Northeast, Sr.: The Anne Arundel County champion in the 3,200 also was third in the 1,600. Was 3A South Region champ in the 3,200 and third in the 1,600 and 800.

ANTHONY LITTLEJOHN, Old Mill, Sr.: Littlejohn's second-place finishes in the 800 and 1,600 along with a leg on the 4x400-meter relay helped the Patriots pull out a dramatic team victory at states.

RAY MATULA, Southern, Sr.: Matula won 2A South Region titles in the shot put and the discus as the Bulldogs claimed the team title. Took third in the state in the shot put.

JOHN McNAIR, Chesapeake, Jr.: McNair captured the county pole vault championship with a vault of 11 feet. Vaulted 11-6 to take second overall at the 4A state meet.

BRYAN PARKER, Spalding, Sr.: Parker won the MIAA crown in the 3,200 meters and took second in the 1,600. He will run for Loyola next year.

KYLE RAUSER, Old Mill, Jr.: Rauser won the 800 meters at the 4A state meet and was part of the 4x400-meter relay that clinched the team victory for Old Mill.

DEVIN REGAN, Broadneck, Jr.: Regan was the Anne Arundel County and 4A East Region champion in the 400 meters. He was third in the 200 meters at the county meet.

CEDRIC ZELLNER, Spalding, Jr.: Zellner captured the 400-meter crown at the MIAA championships. He was second in the 200 meters.