Performer of the Year
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
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.
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.
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 .
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