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Girls Athlete of the Week: Sharon Dorsey, Western Tech, indoor track

The junior long sprinter won two races in record time and anchored the 1,600-meter relay victory in leading Western Tech to a second-place finish in the Class 1A state girls indoor track championships. Dorsey's times in the 500 meters (1 minute, 16.16 seconds) and the 800 meters (2:20.18) were Class 1A records and both were the fastest times run in any classification in last week's state finals. In addition, she joined Tori Taylor, Alexandria Willridge and Jayla Gaines to finish in 10:05.74 in the relay. Dorsey, a second-team All-Metro selection as a freshman, won Baltimore County titles in the 500 and 800, going undefeated against county competition this winter. She has a 3.98 GPA and is drawing attention from such college programs as Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia, North Carolina and George Mason.

Others considered: Sarah Ashwood, Hereford, indoor track; Megan Cowan, C. Milton Wright, swimming; Abby Culp, Manchester Valley, indoor track; Imani Daye, Northwestern, indoor track; A'Lexus Harrison, Digital Harbor, basketball; Julia Nardone, Glenelg, indoor track.

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