Girls Athlete of the Week // Maura Linde, Century, cross country

Last year's All-Metro Runner of the Year won her second straight Class 2A state title to lead the No. 3 Knights to the team championship Saturday at Hereford. The standout junior came across in 20 minutes, 07 seconds for a 40-second victory as the Knights dominated the Class 2A race, finishing with 39 points to runner-up Bel Air's 91. Linde is a two-time, first-team All-Metro selection in outdoor track. As a freshman, she captured state titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 races.

Others considered: Jaclyn Anspach, Severna Park, field hockey; Taylor Cummins, Hereford, field hockey; Sarah Krejcik, Loch Raven, girls soccer; Becky Yep, Mount Hebron, cross country; Stephanie Zaycer, Reservoir, girls soccer.

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