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Girls track and field performers to watch

Danika Ani

Francis Scott Key, shot put, junior

Ani won the Class 2A state title indoors after a solid outdoor season last spring, in which she took second in the state.

Toni Brown

Milford Mill, sprints, senior

Brown played a big role in Milford Mill's second place finish in Class 3A this winter. She can run sprints and relays and score a lot of points for the Millers.

Sharon Dorsey

Western Tech, sprints/middle distance, senior

Dorsey helped Western Tech win the Class 2A state indoor title in its first season there this winter. She won the 300- and 500-meter state titles as the Wolverines edged out Largo by three points.

Ellie Gonzalez

Catholic, distance, senior

Gonzalez hasn't been running in as many races this year, but the senior remains almost impossible to beat. She won the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland title in both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter indoors with little trouble.

Isabel Griffith

Dulaney, distance, senior

Griffith missed part of the indoor season while training for a bigger meet, but rebounded to win the Class 4A 3,200-meter championship. Next year, she'll run at Penn.

Olivia Gruver

Franklin, pole vault, junior

Gruver is coming off a great indoor season in which her vault of 13 feet won the Class 3A state title and set a state record.

Jessica Harris

Mount de Sales, middle distance, senior

Harris won her third straight IAAM 800-meter championship this winter. She was also unbeaten in the 500 and 800, and her times were strong nationally, especially in the 800.

Rebeka Holt

Western Tech, middle distance, senior

Holt has been in the shadow of Sharon Dorsey a bit, but the Wolverines need her just as much. Holt took third in the Class 2A 300-meter and fourth in the 500 as Western Tech won the state title indoors.

Sarah Rinehart

Liberty, distance, junior

Rinehart can do a little bit of everything in distance. She set a Class 2A state record when winning the 1,600-meter indoors and also finished third in the 3,200.

Kelly Wesolowski

Hereford, distance, freshman

Wesolowski burst on the scene this winter and quickly became one of the area's top distance runners. She battled through some injuries later in the season and rebounded to take second in the state in the Class 2A 3,200.

Others to watch

Yinka Alabi, Milford Mill; Adaeze Amaefule, Milford Mill; Jamila Brown, Wilde Lake; Jasmine Brown, Maryvale; Carly Bunting, South River; Kali Dawson, South River; Sidney Hayes, McDonogh; Alex Howell, Westminster; Izzy Laurel, South Carroll; Katie Leisher, Manchester Valley; Christine London, Howard; Trinity McPherson, Catonsville; Kristin Meek, Dulaney; Amanda Murphy, Franklin; Shreya Nalubola, Centennial; Julia Nardone, Glenelg; Erin Patrice, Liberty; Kara Patrice, Liberty; Tabitha Pyatt, Poly; Taylor Seiber, Long Reach; Karli Smiraglia, Reservoir; Medinah Spencer, Milford Mill; Reilly Wagner, South River; Molly Walsch, North Carroll; Senait Weaver, Pikesville

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