Athlete of the Year
DEVIN REGAN, Broadneck, Sr.
The Maryland-bound sprinter overcame stress fractures in his left shin to shine at the Anne Arundel County championships, winning the 200-meter dash in 22.2 seconds, then running a personal best 49.3 seconds in the 400-meter dash to edge Old Mill standout Kyle Rauser. Running the 100 for the first time in two years, he finished second, just 0.1 second behind Terrell Ingram of Old Mill.
Boys' and Girls'
Coach of the Year
JANET LIIMATTA, Old Mill
A year after winning the 4A state championship, Liimatta's boys' team won the Anne Arundel county title for the fifth straight year, won the 4A East Region crown for the third straight year and finished fourth at the state championship meet. The Patriots boys' 4x100-meter relay team also won the state title, missing the state record by just 1.35 seconds.
CHRIS BRYANT, Old Mill, Sr.
In his final high school meet, Bryant claimed a state championship. The accomplished pole vaulter jumped 13 feet 6 inches to win the crown. Earlier, he won the county and regional championships.
ETHAN BURNEY, Old Mill, Sr.
A state champion member of the Patriots' 4x100-meter relay squad, Burney used his leaping ability to win the triple jump title at the county and region meets. He also finished second in the 110-meter hurdles at both meets. In the triple jump, he placed seventh at states.
MATTHEW CENTROWITZ, Broadneck, Soph.
The premier long-distance runner in the county won the 3,200 meters at the county championships by a whopping 27 seconds; the following week he won at regionals by 21 seconds. He ran a personal best 9 minutes 23 seconds at states and finished second to All-Met Runner of the Year Andrew Jesien of Walter Johnson.
TERRELL INGRAM, Old Mill, Sr.
The sprinter had a terrific end to his season. He won the 100-meter dash at the county championships (10.5 seconds) and finished second at regionals in the 100 and 200. His 4x100-meter relay team won a state championship.
ISIAH JOHNSON, Old Mill, Sr.
The county long jump champion (20 feet 41/2 inches) was also a member of Old Mill's state championship-winning 4x100-meter relay team. At the regional meet, he placed fourth in the triple jump and the long jump.
MATT LLANO, Broadneck, Jr.
The county champion in the 1,600 (4:34.7), Llano finished second in the same event at regionals. He was also a member of the Bruins 4x800-meter relay team that won at the county and region meets. At states, he placed 12th in the 1,600.
DAVID MATTHEWS, Arundel, Sr.
Placed third in the 100 meters and second in the 200 meters at the county championships. He was also part of the 4x200 relay that won the county championship in 1:31.2, just ahead of Old Mill.
JIMMY MILDENBERGER, Chesapeake, Sr.
The county champion in the high jump (6 feet 2 inches), Mildenberger finished second in the event at regionals with a jump of 6 feet. He also was high jump champion at the Meade Stampede and Evans/Luce Invitational.
TROY NORTON, South River, Sr.
Norton won the 110 and 300 hurdles titles at the county championships and at regionals. At the state title meet, he placed third in both of his specialty events.
KYLE RAUSER, Old Mill, Sr.
The county champion in the 800 meters (1:58.5), Rauser went on to win the 400- and 800-meter titles at the 4A East regionals. He then placed fourth in the 800 at states, one of only four runners in the classification to break the two-minute mark (1:59.66).
FRANK SCHEERER, Chesapeake, Sr.
He won the county shot put title with a throw of 43 feet 101/2 inches, then finished fifth in the state in the discus. He also won the shot put and discus titles at the Golliday Invitational.
ROBERT WETZEL, Spalding, Soph.
One of the county's top long-distance runners, Wetzel finished second in the 3,200-meter run at the MIAA championships (10:3.08). He also won the 5,000-meter run at the Meade Stampede in April.
CEDRIC ZELLNER, Spalding, Sr.
After finishing 12th in the nation in the 60-meter dash at the Nike Indoor Nationals, Zellner wrapped up his high school career in fine fashion: He finished second at the MIAA championships in the 100 and 200 meters. He also won the 400-meter dash at the Knights Invite in April.
Left, Athlete of the Year Devin Regan. Above, Boys' and Girls' Coach of the Year Janet Liimatta.