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2014 Harford track and field preview

Aberdeen

Head coaches: John Mobley and Kyle Brown Assistants: James Blackwell, Sammi Real III, Jaime White, Jason Guarino, Amanda Deller, Larry McCullers and Charles Powell II

Top prospects, girls: Daisha Murphy, Sr. (sprints/jumps), Jasmyn McLeod, Sr. (sprints), Faith Edmondson, Sr. (sprints), Lacey Presbury, Sr. (throws), Taylor Cole, Jr. (throws), Cierra Reid, Jr. (sprints/jumps) Newcomers: Amaree Yates, Fr. (sprints); Atiya Reed, Fr. (sprints); Angelica Troutman, Fr. (sprints/hurdles), Emma Bowditch, Fr. (distance)

Top prospects, boys: Nathan McKinney, Sr. (sprints), James Blackwell IV, Sr. (throws), Wyatt Bucci, Sr. (sprints), Kion Gibson, Jr. (sprints, hurdles), Dramel Boykin, Jr. (sprints), Gavin Brennan, So. (mid-dist.), Nathan Reed, So. (mid-dist.); Victor Romero, So. (mid-dist.) Newcomers: Frank Rivers, Jr. (sprints, mid-dist.); Mark Meynisse, Jr. (sprints), LaVell McCullers, Sr. (sprints), Nyshaun Greene, So. (sprints), Dalton Kraus, So. (hurdles, jumps), Patrick Robbins, So. (dist.), Karl Lyons, So. (sprints, jumps), Jordan Williams, Fr., (sprints)

Outlook: "This boys' team is one of the most talented teams in years past," Mobley said. "They are showing significant progress and have talent and depth in many areas." The girls' team is in reconstruction after losing some outstanding seniors to college programs. There are 25 girls and 37 boys on the team.

Bel Air

Head coaches: Mike Burke (boys) and Michelle Jansen (girls)

Top prospects, girls: Rachel Lohrman, Sr. (sprints), Breanna Keene, Sr. (sprints), Brittany Keene, Sr. (sprints), Jada Guyton, Sr. (jumps), Kiersten St. John, So. (hurdles), Samantha Bowen, So. (sprints), Mackenzie Wills, So. (sprints)

Top prospects, boys: Anferne Thomas, Jr. (hurdles, jumps), Jonathan Sayihe, So. (jumps), Chris Davis, Sr. (jumps), Jake Davenport, Jr. (vault), Miguel Valdes, Sr. (sprints), Joe Whilden, Sr. (sprints), Justin Guan, Sr. (sprints), Dylan Chan, Sr. (mid-dist.), Ethan Brito, Jr. (mid-dist.), Kenny Connelly, So. (dist.), Eric Ingram, Jr. (dist.), Daniel Webber, Fr. (hurdles), Matt Martindale, Sr. (throws)

Outlook: The Bobcats have a big team with big potential, particularly in the sprints and hurdles. Both boys and girls teams will field very good sprint relay teams.

C. Milton Wright

Head coaches: Ray Lessnau and Donnie Mickey Assistants: Dom Corson, Jerry Lee, Mike Griffith and Tim Milich

Top prospects, girls: Brooke Zeberlein, Jr. (hurdles, sprints), Alexis Cuffee, Sr. (sprints), Tori Smith, Sr. (sprints), Bethany Riley, Sr. (hurdles, vault, HJ), Rebecca Palmer, Jr. (dist.), Megan Pavlitsa, Sr. (dist.), Sydney Rhodes, Jr. (sprints, LJ), Sabrina Rhodes, Jr. (dist.), Shannon Rogers, Sr. (dist.), Miriam Silton, Sr. (dist.), Taylor Walker, Sr. (dist.), Megan Coughlin, Sr. (dist.), Kaitlyn Coughlin, So. (dist.), Emma Martin, So. (dist.) Newcomers: Sydney Gray, Fr. (sprints), Mariel Lindsey, Fr. (sprints), Christina Riggins, Fr. (sprints, HJ), Hannah Folderauer, So. (jumps), Kiarra Nowell, So. (throws)

Top prospects, boys: Max Anderson, Sr. (dist.), John Arminger, Sr. (shot), Brad Ensor, Jr. (dist.), Will Hazelton, Jr. (sprints), Eric Jagde, Jr. (dist.), Kenny King, Jr. (sprints), J.T. Klopcic, Jr. (hurdles, jumps), Frank Marzen, Sr. (disc), Freddie Montgomery, Jr. (sprints), Ryan Nevins, Jr. (sprints), Mike Perrotti, Sr. (dist.), Matt Riggins, Jr. (sprints), Henry Cuffee, Jr. (jumps) Newcomers: Josh Bailey, So. (sprints), Ian Fink, Fr. (sprints), Kevin King, Fr. (sprints), Mike Foulks, So. (dist.), Mike Gereli, Jr. (throws)

Outlook: This may be the year of the Mustangs in the UCBAC. Both the boys and girls teams are very strong and deep particularly in the sprints. "We have a nice mix of new runners and experienced returnees," Lessnau said. "We have a much deeper boys team this year." There are 63 boys and 78 girls on the roster.

Edgewood

Head coach: Donald Smith Assistants: Jerry Henderson, Jevon Berry, Cori Porter, Brooks Kimbrough

Top prospects, girls: Aria Tucker, Sr. (sprints, shot), Diandra Brown, So. (sprints, jumps), Nyiesha Hamblin, So. (sprints, hurdles, jumps), Tiffany Weimer, Sr. (dist.), Victoria Bankole, So. (dist.), Alexis Perdomo, So. (dist.,vault). Newcomers: Isabella Barbieri, Fr. (sprints), Rachel Goldsborough, Fr. (dist.), Amakau Uwaior, Fr. (throws).

Top prospects, boys: Devon Teagle, Sr. (sprints, jumps), Jeremy Middlebrooks, Jr. (sprints), Izaiah Sneed (hurdles, sprints) Aaron Parker (Jr, mid-dist.) Ben Gorski, So. (dist.), Tim Johnson, So. (dist.), Matt Foster, Sr. (sprints). Newcomers: Michael Dzambasow, Sr. (dist.), David Dzambasow, So. (dist.), Dez Boyd, Sr. (sprints) Javon Milton, Fr. (sprints, jumps), Ryan Burgess, Fr. (dist., HJ), Langston Gash, So. (dist.)

Outlook: Third in the conference last year, the boys' team returns some of the best athletes in the UCBAC, including Devon Teagle, Izaiah Sneed and Jeremy Middlebrooks. The boys should also be strong in distance events. The girls' team is young but has several outstanding returnees who are likely to improve on their 2013 UCBAC finish. There are 65 on the roster.

Fallston

Head coach: Mike Hollandsworth Assistants: Leal Williams, Karin Walker, Bill Blewett and Jennifer Perkovich

Top prospects, boys: Chris West, Sr. (sprints), Shawn Frank, Jr. (sprints), Collin Masterston, Sr. (vault), Jacob O'Neill, Sr. (vault), Noah Kudla, Jr. (mid-dist.), T.J. Maranville, Sr. (400), Dionte Woody, Sr. (200, 400).

Top prospects, girls: Lauren Woollen, Sr. (high jump), Nicole Wohlfort, Jr. (mid-dist.), Kayla Puglisi, Sr. (sprints, throws), Temi Afolabi, So. (sprints, jumps), Skylar Bodt, Jr. (sprints), Brooke Hutton, Sr. (mid-dist.), Annie Lerch, Jr. (hurdles), Caitlin Phillips, Jr. (hurdles), Destiny Williams, Sr. (sprints, vault)

Outlook: The Cougars lost an outstanding group of sprinters to graduation and transfer but return several outstanding performers in sprints, middle distance and jumps. There are 105 on the roster, including many newcomers.

Harford Tech

Head coaches: Darrell Diamond and Sheri Billings Assistants: Darin House, Kyle Reagan, Bill Sangtinette, Donna Lewis

Top prospects, girls: Paige Chapman, Sr. (sprints, jumps), Charice Corbin, Sr. (hurdles), Megan Doleschal, Sr. (mid-dist.), Shannon Conlon, Jr. (hurdles), Brianna McAllister, So. (jumps, sprints), Kamryn Henderson, So. (hurdles) Newcomers: Karsin Bachran, Jr. (mid-dist.), Mackenzie Forsythe, So. (hurdles), Alea Coleman, So. (sprints), Ann Luna, Fr. (hurdles), Tiahna Mitchell, Fr. (jumps, sprints)

Top prospects, boys: Justin Morris, Sr. (dist.), Tyler Moran, Sr. (dist.), Darnell Pink, Jr. (hurdles, jumps), Derick Logan, Jr. (sprints), Dennis Fleming, Jr. (mid-dist.), Ullic Young, So. (sprints, jumps) Newcomers: Vincent Iannuci, Sr. (vault, sprints), Zach Lassack, Sr. (hurdles), Zack Kidd, So. (mid-dist.)

Outlook: With an experienced group of returnees, the Tech girls have potential to repeat as UCBAC champs and to win their fifth straight regional title. "We have a good mix of veterans and youth, and this is one of our largest teams (36 girls), so we should have depth in many events," Diamond said. The boys' team, with 29 on the roster, is likely to improve on its 2013 UCBAC finish.

Havre de Grace

Head coaches: Bill Walsh and Chrissy Poetzl Assistants: Ralph Batykefer, Aaron Diamond, Lei Lyn

Top Prospects, girls: Danielle Jankovich, Sr. (hurdles, jumps), Abby Lyons, So. (hurdles, jumps), Paige Brinsfield, So. (hurdles, jumps), Cassandra Valcourt, Jr. (throws) Newcomers: Leah Duncan, Fr. (sprints, jumps), Elisa Rivera, So. (throws, jumps)

Top prospects, boys: Devyn Harris, Sr. (sprints, vault), Geno Nappi, Sr. (jumps), Kodie Rupe, Jr. (sprints, jumps), Jack Smith, Jr. (hurdles), Elliott Scott, So. (jumps) Newcomers: William Ashman, Fr. (sprints, jumps), Patrick Hauf, Fr. (jumps), Knowledge Johnson, Fr. (sprints), Zak Wilson, So. (mid-dist.)

Outlook: In the rebuilding mode, the team is young with only five returnees among 22 boys and four among nine girls. Perennially strong in the field events, the Warriors will again be strong in the jumps this season.

John Carroll

Head coaches: Rob Torres and Mike Monaghan Assistants: Courtney Von Lange and Heather Kirwan

Top prospects, girls: Erin Cadden, Jr. (dist.), Sophie Centi, Sr. (throws), Katie Cooper, Sr. (throws), Elizabeth Driver, Jr. (dist.), Faith Ensor, So. (dist.), Claire Grunewald, So. (dist.), Taylor Hoch, Sr. (dist.), Kristen Isoldi, So. (sprints, hurdles), Carly Lyon, So. (dist.), Catey Minnis, Sr. (sprints, jumps), Amanda Spaeth, Sr. (dist.) Newcomers: Holly Driver, So. (hurdles, jumps, sprints), Stephanie Imbierowicz, Fr. (sprints, hurdles), Daphne Karas, Fr. (hurdles, sprints), Alexa Martinez, Fr. (hurdles, sprints), Adria Pirozzi, Fr. (dist.)

Top prospects, boys: Cole Alban, Sr. (dist.), Matt Becker, So. (dist.), Drew Cook, Jr. (vault, sprints, high jump), Rob Flynn, So. (dist.), Will Hopkins, Sr. (dist.), Brenden Hutton, Sr. (sprints, jumps), Julian Meares, Jr. (sprints, throws), Evan Moore, So. (dist.), Mark Pickett, Jr. (dist.) Newcomers: Alex Brewer, Sr. (sprints, hurdles), Matt Clarke, So. (sprints, jumps), Devin Darrington, Fr. (sprints, throws), Mike Freeman, So. (sprints), Kishan Patel, So. (sprints), Kam Stuckey, Jr. (sprints, hurdles)

Outlook: The girls' team, 50 strong, should be very competitive in the IAAM A Conference – strongest in the hurdles and distance races, with outstanding returnees and newcomers. The boys' team, strongest in distance events, will again be among the best in the MIAA B Conference, having won it in two of the last three seasons. There are 25 boys on the team.

Joppatowne

Head coaches: Michael Lace (boys) and Darlene Primus (girls) Assistant: Cheryl Orrichio

Top prospects, girls: Brittany Meads, Sr. (sprints), Nina Bishop, Jr. (throws), Aubree Savoy, Jr. (throws), Destiny Buie, Jr. (sprints). Jamesa McDougal, Fr. (sprints), Darojane Jacobs, Sr. (mid-dist.)

Top prospects, boys: Malik Pender, Sr. (throws), Ryan Webb, So. (sprints), Christian Coward, Sr. (sprints), Shemar Robinson, Sr. (dist.), Germain Yapoassi, So. (throws), Corie Adams, Fr. (throws)

Outlook: The team has some outstanding veterans and promising newcomers and should improve on its 2013 finish. Outstanding returnees are Brittany Meads on the girls' team and Malik Pender on the boys'.

North Harford

Head coach: Eric Benjamin Assistants: Brian Fitzgerald, Julio Fernandez, Jimmy Cachola, Jennifer Bice

Top prospects, girls: Megan Tidey, Sr. (dist.), Regan Davis, Jr. (dist.), Casey Welsh, So. (dist.), Ellen Shephard, Sr. (dist.), Valerie Taylor, Fr. (mid-dist.), Michelle Martin, So. (jumps)

Top prospects, boys: Nick Fransham, Jr. (dist.), Ian Fiser, Jr. (dist.), Matt Munson, Fr. (dist.), Calen Dowley, Sr. (dist.), Justin Asch, Sr. (mid-dist.) Newcomers: George Morey, Fr. (dist.), George Schiminger, Fr. (dist.), Jake Bemb, Fr. (dist.)

Outlook: The Hawks last year had the best combined boys-girls finish in the UCBAC. Both teams lost outstanding field-event athletes to graduation, but the core strength returns in the middle distance and distance events. There are 25 boys and 35 girls on the team.

Patterson Mill

Head coaches: Qadry Ismail and Mike Parker Assistants: Matt Provonche and Julie Markowski

Top prospects, girls: Qalea Ismail, Jr. (sprints); Taylor Dick, So. (sprints), Amber Chen, So. (400), Abby Ruby, So. (mid-dist.), Nicole Iacaruso, Jr. (dist.), Jordan Brown, Jr. (hurdles), Alexis Agiliga, So. (throws) Newcomers. Katherine Eckart, Fr. (400, 800), Kayla Mitchell, Fr. (sprints)

Outlook: The Huskies are strongest in the sprints. There are 22 girls and 27 boys on the team.

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