Athlete of the Year

BRIAN HARVEY, Centennial, Sr.

Won the 3A state title in the 1,600-meter run in 4 minutes 23.05 seconds and finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run (9:52.62) and fifth in the 800-meter run (2:00.34). Also ran a leg on the 3,200-meter relay team, which came in fourth in 8:06.97.

Harvey led his team to fifth place in the team competition at states; he also had a dominating performance at the county championships. At the county meet, he led his team to second place by winning the 800-meter run (2:00.72), 1,600-meter run (4:28.16) and 3,200-meter run (9:58.49). He also ran a leg on the winning 3,200-meter relay (8:11.04).

Coach of the Year

PETE HUGHES, Long Reach

Guided the Lightning to its second county title in his first year back coaching track after a nine-year break. He coached the boys' and girls' teams at Hammond from 1986 to 1996.

Hughes, also the Long Reach football coach, turned the Lightning into the county's best team by persuading standout athletes in other sports -- including basketball player Darryl Webb and football player Eugene Lightfoot -- to join the track team. The effort gave the track team new depth, and the Lightning scored in 13 of the 18 events at the county championships to hold off Centennial, 95-92.

"We didn't have a lot of boys who had experience running track, but we had a lot of great athletes that were very quick learners," Hughes said. "It was nice to bring the county title back to Long Reach."

First Team

JASON ALLEN, Mount Hebron, Jr.: Won the 400-meter dash (50.5 seconds) and took third in the 200-meter dash (22.68) and long jump at the county championships. Placed third in the long jump (21 feet 31/2 inches) and 11th in the triple jump at the 3A meet.

JOSH AMORY-MOODY, River Hill, Jr.: Fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (40.73) and eighth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.86) at the 3A meet. At the county championships, he was second in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the 100-meter hurdles.

ZACH BROWN, Wilde Lake, Soph.: Won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the county championships in 11.3 and 22.44, respectively, before placing third (100 meters) and seventh (200 meters) at the 3A meet.

DAVID DURAN, Howard, Sr.: Placed third in the 100- and 400-meter dashes in 11.5 and 50.48 at the county championships.

CHARLES ELMER, Long Reach, Jr.: At the county championships, won the long jump with a mark of 21 feet 53/4 inches and took fifth in the triple jump (41 feet 23/4 inches). Placed fourth in the long jump and 10th in the triple jump at the 3A meet.

DEVON GILMORE, Hammond, Soph: County champion in the high jump (6 feet 4 inches); placed fourth in the event at the 2A meet.

ANTHONY GREGG, Long Reach, Sr.: Won county championships in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles in 15.6 and 40.1, respectively. Placed seventh in the 300-meter hurdles at the 3A meet.

STEVE HENDRIX, Centennial, Sr.: Won the pole vault at the county championships with a leap of 13 feet 1 inch and won the event during the indoor season by clearing 11 feet 9 inches.

DAVID HOWARD, Oakland Mills, Sr.: Second in the shot put (50 feet 5 inches) and discus (148 feet 9 inches) at the 1A meet. He won both events at the county championships.

JAMES OLEINIK, Centennial, Sr.: Second in the shot put (53 feet 1/2 inch) and fourth in the discus (139 feet) at the 3A meet; placed second in both events at the county championships.

DUANE OWENS, Howard, Jr.: Fourth in the triple jump at the 2A meet. At the county championships, he won the event with a mark of 43 feet 11/2 inches and also placed fourth in the high jump by clearing six feet.

ANDREW REVELLE, Atholton, Soph.: Won the 2A state title in the 1,600-meter run (4:24.21) and placed second in the 3,200-meter run (9:51.74); finished second in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200 at the county championships.

SEAN VANCE, Glenelg, Sr.: Won the 2A triple jump title with a leap of 45 feet 3 inches and came in fourth in the long jump (20 feet 5 inches) and high jump (6 feet 2 inches). Second in all three events at the county championships.

BRANDON WRIGHT, Long Reach, Jr.: Placed fifth in the 200-meter dash (22.83) and sixth in the 100-meter dash (11.56) at the 3A meet. At the county championships, he took second in the 100-meter dash, third in the 200-meter dash and fourth in the 400-meter dash.

Honorable Mention

SPRINTS: Chris Brewington, Howard, Soph.; Devon Brown, Reservoir, Jr.; Ben Krekler, Glenelg, Sr.; Tunde Ogunfolaju, Atholton, Sr.; Michael Sweatt, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Antonio Thomas, Long Reach, Sr.; Chris Waclawski, Howard, Sr.

DISTANCE: Demo Adamolekun, Wilde Lake, Sr.; J.P. Allera, Wilde Lake, Soph.; Johnathan Beltran, Atholton, Soph.; Jeremy Burke, Centennial, Sr.; Reed Ulrich, Mount Hebron, Sr.

FIELD: Tim Burt, Glenelg, Sr.; Vincent Coleman, Howard, Sr.; Bobby Corrigan, Glenelg, Sr.; Peter Li, Centennial, Sr.; Eugene Lightfoot, Long Reach, Sr.; Randy Ortanez, Howard, Soph.

Front row, from left: Sean Vance, Glenelg; Anthony Gregg, Long Reach; Andrew Revelle, Atholton; Brandon Wright, Long Reach; Charles Elmer, Long Reach; Steve Hendrix, Centennial. Second row, from left: Coach Pete Hughes, Long Reach; Zach Brown, Wilde Lake; Jason Allen, Mount Hebron; David Duran, Howard; Josh Amory-Moody, River Hill; Devon Gilmore, Hammond; Brian Harvey, Centennial. Back row, from left: Duane Owens, Howard; David Howard, Oakland Mills; James Oleinik, Centennial.Coach of the Year Pete Hughes.Athlete of the Year Brian Harvey.