Western Tech, sprints, senior
Akosa won the Class 1A 200- and 400-meter state titles last spring. He also runs on relays and always gives the Wolverines points.
Long Reach, sprints, senior
Carter combined with Tosin Oyewole to help the Lightning with the Class 3A indoor state title. Carter won the state title in the 55-meter hurdles there, edging out City's Robert Miller.
Severna Park, distance, senior
Forsyth won state titles in cross country and indoor track and was The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Runner of the Year during the fall season. Forsyth anchors a deep Severna Park distance squad.
River Hill, distance, junior
Heydrick will be one of the area's top distance runners this spring. He put on a great performance at the indoor track state championship meet, winning the 800- and 1,600-meter in Class 3A.
Century, distance, senior
Mead helped Century win the Class 2A state title last spring, but has taken it to another level this year. Mead ran in the 800, 1600, 3,200 and relays indoors to help Century.
Century, pole vault/hurdles/high jump, junior
Neral can score in all three of these events, but the pole vault was his best indoors. He won the Carroll County, region and Class 2A state titles in the pole vault.
McDonogh, shot put, senior
Robinson has been one of the area's best for the last two years. He won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association indoor championship this past winter after winning it last spring outdoors.
City, sprints, sophomore
Miller is coming off a tremendous indoor season in which he only lost once until the state meet and earned three second-place finishes. He is becoming one of the area's top sprinters.
Long Reach, sprints, senior
An All-Metro pick last spring, Oyewole came back to help Long Reach win the Class 3A state title this winter. He won the 300 and ran on the third-place 1,600 relay team — the final event, which gave the Lightning the state title.
Loyola, distance, senior
Spear has grown into arguably the best distance runner in the private schools in the past two years and will try to follow up on a good fall and winter season.
Others to watch
Lyndale Bethea, Patapsco; Jeffrey Chavis, Mount Hebron; Dillon Carrington, Atholton; Jamal Cody, Hereford; Dillon Cooley, Severna Park; David Eisenhauer, Wilde Lake; Alec Font, Centennial; Michael Francis, Digital Harbor; Dominic Genuario, Mount St. Joseph; Landrie Hatcher, Mount St. Joseph; Matthew Kane, Century; Kyle Kroll, Reservoir; Leon Jordan, Milford Mill; Justin Marsh, Howard; Doug Neary, Mount St. Joseph; Folarin Onifade, Reservoir; Calvin Pitney, Glenelg; Jelani Roberts, Gilman; Maury Sall, Pikesville; Nighel Scott, McDonogh; Mikey Singer, McDonogh; Bryan Sosoo, Reservoir; Danny Stringer, Severna Park; Chad Sussman, Liberty; Caleb Vrzak, CenturyCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun