Performer of the Year

Justin Gross, McDonogh

He might be the most versatile track and field athlete in the metro area. Picked as the All-Metro Performer of the Year indoors, Gross was one of only two athletes to win three events at the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association championship meet. The junior pulled off the tough task of winning the 110-meter hurdles along with the long jump and triple jump. He also finished a close second to Gilman's Jabulani Blyden in the 300 hurdles. Gross' versatility and talent give the Eagles guaranteed points in each meet.


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Coach of the Year

Gerald Russell, Woodlawn

The Warriors became a force again in outdoor track this season. Russell fielded did a good job of fielding a strong team led by Lee Daniel, Jeffrey Perkins that pulled a mild surprise to edge out Randallstown -- another team that came out of the shadows -- to win the Baltimore County championship. They used balance to get points in sprints and relays, which proved crucial. The Warriors ended the season with an eighth-place finish in the tough Class 4A division at the state meet.

The team

Name, School, Cl.
Lee Daniel, Woodlawn, Sr.
John Davenport, Loyola, Sr.
Justin Gross, McDonogh, Jr.
Matt Jablonski, Loyola, Soph.
Anthony Kizer, Western Tech, Sr.
Cameron McDearmon, Franklin, Sr.
Jarrod Monacelli, Hereford, Jr.
Demetrios Pagonis, McDonogh, Sr.
Jeffrey Perkins, Woodlawn, Sr.
Matt Rever, Dulaney, Jr.
Nick Rowe, Calvert Hall, Jr.
David Smith, Randallstown, Sr.
Chris Swisko, Calvert Hall, Sr.
Ousmane Toure, Randallstown, Sr.
Steve Waithe, Loch Raven, Soph.

Note: Team selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Baltimore Sun staff and area coaches.