Performer of the Year
Competing in indoor track for the first time, Koch won the Class 2A-1Astate title in the 3,200 meters with a 2A state-record time of 11:24.9, andfinished second in the state in the 1,600 with a time of 5:19.2. Named theAll-Metro cross country Runner of the Year in the fall, Koch began the seasonwith tendinitis in both feet. Her coaches limited her action, and Koch, ajunior, stayed in shape through physical therapy and swimming. Koch, who willcompete in the mile and two-mile in the outdoor season, won the BaltimoreCounty title in the 3,200 and finished second in the 1,600. She won bothevents at the regional level. She was named the Baltimore County/CityPerformer of the Year.
Coach of the Year
Mount de Sales
A former track and cross country runner at UMBC, Mills, 26, guided theSailors, who finished in the middle of the pack last year in theInterscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland, to their first championship.Mount de Sales doesn't have a lot of stars, but Mills was able to get the mostout of his athletes.
A senior, Clinton won the 55-meter high hurdles at regionals (8.4) and theClass 2A-1A state meet (8.5). Clinton, who also competes in the 55 dash and300, finished an impressive sixth (8.85) in the 60 high hurdles at the NewBalance Indoor Championships in New York.
In her first season throwing the shot put, Davis, a senior, showed she'squick learner. She won Baltimore City and regional titles, then took second atthe Class 4A-3A state meet with a throw of 36 feet 1 1/4 .
A 5-foot-3 pole vaulter, Hite- shew cleared 9 feet 6 for the Scorpions atthe Howard County meet and won in a jump-off. A senior, Hiteshew finishedfirst at the regionals (9-10), then earned the state 2A-1A title by clearing9-6.
A senior team captain, Howard played a key role in leading the Lightning toHoward County, region and Class 3A-2A state championships. She was namedHoward County's Performer of the Year. At the state meet, Howard was on the800-meter relay team that won the team's only title, was on the second-place1,600 relay team, took third in the 55 dash, and finished sixth in the 55hurdles.
Anne Arundel County's top distance runner, Masterson, a senior, placedsecond in the 4A-3A state meet in the 1,600 meters (5:09.9, a Class 3A record)and was third in the 800 (2:22.8). Her time of 2:22.0 in the 800 set an AnneArundel County meet record. She won the 1,500 (4:56.1) at the PangaeaInvitational and the 1,500 (4:50.5) at the National Guard.
A junior, Riley won Carroll County, regional and Central MarylandConference titles in both the 55-meter dash and 55 high hurdles. She set CMCrecords in the 55 dash (7.1) and the 55 hurdles (8.5). She was second in thehurdles at the Pangaea Invitational. Riley will play softball for the Panthersin the spring.
A senior, Tukarski was the captain and leader of the Wildcats team thatfinished first in the final Sun poll. Arundel was the Anne Arundel Countychampion and finished seventh in the 4A-3A state meet, and Tukarski was namedAnne Arundel County Performer of the Year. Headed to the U.S. Navel Academy,Tukarski had fourth-place finishes at the state meet in the 300 meters (40.9)and 55 high hurdles (8.9). She also ran on relays.
A senior, Wall set a Howard County record in the high jump this season byclearing 5 feet 7 at the Howard County relays. She earned jump high titles atthe county (5-4), regional (5-4) and Class 2A-1A state levels. Wall, who alsocompeted in the 55-meter high hurdles and relay events, finished third in thepentathlon at the Nike Indoor Championship at the Prince George's Sports andLearning Complex.
C. Milton Wright
A first-team All-Metro selection in cross country, Wettlaufer finishedthird in the 1,600 meters (5:18.40) and seventh in the 800 (2:24.66) at theClass 4A-3A state championship. A senior, Wettlaufer also anchored the 3,200relay team that finished fourth. She won the 800 (2:27.4) and was second inthe 1,500 at the National Guard meet.