The senior used her outstanding speed and athleticism to become the catalyst for the Doves this season, filling the void left by the graduation of last season's Performer of the Year Theresa Lewis and first-team All-Metro pick Shalaiyah Sommerville.
Wright won four gold medals to help Western win the City title, and then duplicated that performance at the regional meet.
At the state championships, she tied a meet record with her time of 7.08 seconds in the 55-meter dash, and also won the 300 and placed third in the 55 hurdles. Her effort helped the Doves finish third in the Class 4A-3A state meet.
Wright, who is undecided on a college, will help the Doves attempt to defend their Class 3A state title in outdoor track.
MacDonald and Johnson have worked hard to build the Panthers into a strong, balanced program. The balance proved crucial at the state meet, where North Carroll got points in field events and running events to capture the Class 3A-2A state championship.
Led by All-Metro first team selections Katie Hursey and Jess Huber, North Carroll also won the Carroll County and Class 3A-2A West regional crowns in impressive fashion.
Brooks won the 55-meter dash and the triple jump and took second in the long jump and the 300. She also was a first-team All-Metro pick last year in outdoor track.
DeCoster won the 300-meter dash, finished third in the 55 and ran on relays at the IAAM championship meet. Later at the Nike Indoor Nationals in Prince George's County, she ran the state's second-best time in the 200 (25.34 seconds), according to runningmaryland.com.
Huber came away with victories in the Carroll County, regional, Monocacy Valley Athletic League Chesapeake Conference and state meets. Her vault of 10 feet, 1 inch was the state's best this winter and her efforts helped North Carroll win its first state title.
Hursey later won the 3,200 and ran on a third-place relay team. She's headed to Syracuse next year -- with McCarter -- and will again be a top distance runner this spring.
After that came victories in the 800 and 1,600 in the Class 3A-2A West regional meet. McCarter then won the 800 at the state meet and finished second to future Syracuse teammate Katie Hursey of North Carroll in the 1,600.
She accounted for 20 of the team's 50 points, as the Rams edged Poolesville for the title. McClure finished second in both the 55 and the 300, and fifth in the 500 and 800.
Paczynski finished second (on misses) to Devin Meade of North Carroll at the same height at the Carroll County meet. She also finished third at the Class 2A-1A West regional meet, also at 5 feet.
The senior, who will play soccer at Villanova next year, also can help the Eagles in other ways, like running relays. Sandiford will do some of that and work on the discus in the spring.
She also ran on relays this season, and she and Tongue combined for 26 of the team's 34 points at the state meet, helping the Panthers take second place. The junior suffered close losses in both of her state races.
Tongue also helped on relays and sparked the Panthers to a second-place finish at the state meet.
The senior's time of 1 minute, 14.58 seconds in the 500 set a state record. She also pulled off a sweep of those two events at the Class 3A-2A Central regional meet.
Katie Harman River Hill Sophomore
Jocelyn Henline Marriotts Ridge Junior
Kim Humpbert Hammond Sophomore
Alexis Hurd North Carroll Sophomore
Amanda Kimbers McDonogh Sophomore
Kristen Malloy Hereford Sophomore
Christina Mason Meade Senior
Marta Randall Hereford Sophomore
Nicole Robinson Atholton Senior
Colleen Shea Seton Keough Junior
Brooke Staton McDonogh Senior
Jen Whitfield South River Sophomore
Note // Teams selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.