Theresa Lewis, Western
The junior set meet records in the 55 hurdles at the Montgomery (8.01 seconds) and Virginia Tech (7.95) invitationals.
Her time in the hurdles at the state championships ranks No. 1 nationally, according to Dyestat.com.
Lauren McClenney, Mount Hebron
The senior was unstoppable in the 500. McClenney repeated as the Howard County champion in the event, establishing a new county record with a time of 1 minute, 17.9 seconds -- the fastest registered by a metro athlete.
McClenney, who also took the 300 (41.8) at the county championships, scored victories in the 500 at the Class 3A-2A West regional (1:19.4) and state (1:18.58) meets.
Heather Millford, Chesapeake-AA
Until she tore three ligaments in her left foot while competing in the pole vault at the Class 4A-3A Central Region meet, the senior was the area's premier vaulter.
Millford cleared an area-best 10 feet at the Howard County Winter Track Festival, Frostbite Invite and Anne Arundel-Baltimore County Challenge. Her winning height of 9-6 inches at the Anne Arundel County championships was a county record.
Trisha Repsher, Westminster
The junior dominated the 3,200 all winter. Repsher swept the event at the Carroll County (11 minutes 34.0 seconds), Monocacy Valley Athletic League's Chesapeake Division (11:15), Class 4A-3A Central Region (11:17.80) and state (11:15.84) championships.
Her time at the MVAL meet is the fastest recorded by a metro athlete. Repsher also claimed the 1,600 (5:28.1) and the 3,200 (11:16.3) at the Frostbite Invite.
Ashely Rucker, Old Mill
The junior didn't make her presence felt in the shot put until the championships began.
After placing second at the Anne Arundel County championships, Rucker was a runner-up again at the Class 4A-3A Central Region meet.
Even though she placed fourth in the shot put at the state championships, Rucker's throw of 34 feet, 7 inches is the longest mark posted by a metro athlete.
Alison Smith, Atholton
The sophomore tripled at every championship level. Smith won the 1,600 (5 minutes 22.1 seconds) and 3,200 (11:45.0) and ran a leg of the winning 1,600 relay squad at the Howard County championships.
The county Performer of the Year took the 500 (1:21.51), 800 (2:24.9) and 1,600 (5:27.63) at the Class 2A-1A East regional meet.