Glenelg, senior

• Bounced back from tough loss at Howard County championships to win Class 2A South Region and Class 2A state meets

• Battled problems with asthma at some big meets, including county and state, but still turned in strong performances

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• Won Class 2A state meet in 16:46, outdueling Century's Nick Pezza by six seconds

Victory at state meet helped Gladiators finish second as a team

Scott Heydrick

River Hill, senior

• Capped season with seventh-place finish at Class 3A state meet

• Beat fellow first-team pick Eric Schuler of Reservoir at state meet, after losing to him at Class 3A East Region and Howard County meets

• Defeated first-team pick Creese at county meet, finishing second to Schuler that day

• Finished second at Class 3A East Region meet

Nick Pezza

Century, senior

• Remained one of area's top runners throughout season, battling through tough schedule

• Finished fourth at Carroll County and Class2A West Region, second at state meet

• Ran 16:52 on tough Hereford course at state meet, just six seconds behind winner Creese