GIRLS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Towson Catholic, freshman
In a span of four months, Williams set a national record in the 500 (1 minute, 11.53 seconds) at the Virginia Tech
Invitational and national freshman records in the 600 (1:30.22) at the Metropolitan Athletics Congress High School Classic and the 1,000 (2:52.84) at Virginia Tech. Williams' winning time of 2:06.48 in the 800 at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships last weekend is the fastest mark recorded by a U.S. high-school athlete this winter - as are her times in the 500 and the 600.
At the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championships, Williams shattered the previous meet record of 42.1 seconds in the 300 by winning the race in 40.0. Williams, the Baltimore City/County Performer of the Year, also took the 1,600 (5:19.9) and the 3,200 (11:49.1) at the IAAM championships.
GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR
The doubts about the Doves' aura of invincibility took root during the cross country season when Mervo topped Western, which had won 10 of the previous 11 Baltimore City championships. But rather than allow that disappointment to seep into the indoor campaign, Molyneaux redirected his athletes' focus, reminding them of the program's legacy of success.
The strategy paid off, as Western humbled Mervo to claim its 10th consecutive city title and upended then-No. 1 Broadneck at the Class 4A-3A Central regional championships before placing third at the state meet. With just two seniors among 24 athletes, Molyneaux demonstrated a knack for cultivating talent from a young roster.
GIRLS FIRST TEAM
She had few equals when it came to the 3,200. Capone swept the event at the Baltimore County (11 minutes, 52.3 seconds), the Class 3A-2A Central regional (11:42.4) and state (11:27.43) championships. Her time at the state meet was the fastest mark recorded by an athlete in any classification at the state championships
She earned her third straight All-Metro appearance by capturing her third consecutive Class 4A-3A state crown in the 1,600. Centrowitz's winning time of 5:02.52 at the state meet stood as the fastest mark posted by an athlete in any classification at the state championships. The Anne Arundel County Performer of the Year also ran a leg of the 3,200 relay squad (9:15.7) that shattered the overall state record.
Milford Mill, sophomore