Athletes

Dominique Lockhart, Roosevelt, Soph.: Lockhart won two events at the state outdoor track meet and looks to be a state contender in cross-country.

Jana Schuman, Friendly, Sr.: Schuman is one of the area's top female returners after taking third in the county last fall and second at the 2A state meet.

Joseph Chapman, Bishop McNamara, Sr.: For the past few years, Chapman has consistently been one of the Washington Catholic Athleteic Conference's better distance runners.

Story Lines

How strong is Mikias Gelagle's shot at a state title?

Although defending state champion Matt Centrowitz of Broadneck is back for his junior year, the All-Met Gelagle could have as good a chance as anyone to win the state title this year. Gelagle won six races last fall and took third in the state, and by the outdoor track season he had emerged as one of the D.C. area's best two-milers.

Can the Roosevelt boys pull off the sweep this year?

The Raiders girls have scored a perfect 15 points in the past two county championship meets, and the boys seem poised to do so this year. The county's top five returners are all from Roosevelt. They will get a challenge, though, from Forestville's returning duo of Asteway Addisu and Chris Anderson and Parkdale's Oladejo Akanni.

Which girls teams can compete with Roosevelt?

Roosevelt has swept the past two county titles, and the Raiders will get their toughest challenges from the likes of Largo, which returns senior Tashae Croxton, and Oxon Hill, which will be led by Jazzmine Perry, the county's top returning 4A runner not from Roosevelt.

Eleanor Roosevelt's Dominique Lockhart, left, is one of the county's top cross-country runners.