Performer of the Year

Cori Koch

Towson


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Competing in indoor track for the first time, Koch won the Class 2A-1A state title in the 3,200 meters with a 2A state-record time of 11:24.9, and finished second in the state in the 1,600 with a time of 5:19.2. Named the All-Metro cross country Runner of the Year in the fall, Koch began the season with tendinitis in both feet. Her coaches limited her action, and Koch, a junior, stayed in shape through physical therapy and swimming. Koch, who will compete in the mile and two-mile in the outdoor season, won the Baltimore County title in the 3,200 and finished second in the 1,600. She won both events at the regional level. She was named the Baltimore County/City Performer of the Year.

Coach of the Year

Kenny Mills

Mount de Sales

A former track and cross country runner at UMBC, Mills, 26, guided the Sailors, who finished in the middle of the pack last year in the Interscholastic 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 most out of his athletes.

Rachel Clinton

Oakland Mills

A senior, Clinton won the 55-meter high hurdles at regionals (8.4) and the Class 2A-1A state meet (8.5). Clinton, who also competes in the 55 dash and 300, finished an impressive sixth (8.85) in the 60 high hurdles at the New Balance Indoor Championships in New York.

Tanesha Davis

Douglass

In her first season throwing the shot put, Davis, a senior, showed she's quick learner. She won Baltimore City and regional titles, then took second at the Class 4A-3A state meet with a throw of 36 feet 1 1/4 .

Kierney Hiteshew

Oakland Mills

A 5-foot-3 pole vaulter, Hite- shew cleared 9 feet 6 for the Scorpions at the Howard County meet and won in a jump-off. A senior, Hiteshew finished first at the regionals (9-10), then earned the state 2A-1A title by clearing 9-6.

Rolanda Howard

Long Reach