Athletes of the Week: 2011-12
The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Coaches may call 410-332-6801 to nominate athletes. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide a number where they can be reached Sunday night. You can also email your nominations to email@example.com. For previous athlete of the week honorees, click here.
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Emily Ruppel, Loch Raven, cross country( Algerina Perna, Baltimore Sun / October 25, 2011 )
(Oct. 26, 2011) The senior captured the individual girls title at Saturday's Baltimore County cross country championships at Dulaney, coming across in 18 minutes, 47.2 seconds. Ruppel, the defending Class 1A state champion, established a fast pace and was able to fend off Dulaney sophomore Isabel Griffith (18:59.2) to come away with the win. In doing so, she took off more than one minute from her time in last year's county championship race, in which she finished second. This year, Ruppel also won the small schools race at the Bull Run Invitational at Hereford and the Barnhart Invitational at Dulaney. She's also is an accomplished distance runner for the Raiders' track and field teams.
Others considered: Mary Claire Abbott, Hereford, field hockey; Samantha Carter, Fallston, field hockey; Alex Hamer, River Hill, soccer; Amber Wiswell, River Hill, volleyball.