Girls track: First team

Willie Austin

Edgewood, jr.

• Versatility showed throughout the championship meets

•Won Class 2A 100-meter hurdles, long, triple jumps

•Won 100 hurdles, long jump at Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference title meet; took second in triple jump

•Scored all 30 of Edgewood's points at state meet as Rams tied for ninth

Jessica Caldwell

McDonogh, jr.

•One of area's most dynamic track athletes; helped McDonogh repeat as Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland champion

•Took long, triple jumps, finished second in 100 hurdles in conference meet

•Helped on relays, running on victorious 400 relay at title meet

• Going to World Youth Games later this month

Autumne Franklin

McDonogh, jr.

• Another McDonogh athlete who scores so many points in different ways

•Undefeated in 100hurdles, including win over Performer of Year Alexis Franklin at Pikesville Invitational

•Won 100, 300 hurdles plus 200 meters at IAAM title meet as McDonogh repeated

•Also anchored 1,600 relay team, which set meet record

Ellie Gonzalez

Catholic, fr.

•Already has become one of area's top distance runners

•Time of 4:56.65 gave her stunning 23-second margin of victory in IAAM title meet

Also won 3,200 by more than 12 seconds in championship meet

• Added a close second-place finish to McDonogh's Sydney Hayes at that meet

Ashley Hayes

Severna Park, jr.

•Gave the Falcons plenty of consistent runs, and points in the middle distances

•Took 800 in Anne Arundel County, region meets; finished close second in that race in Class 4A state meet

•Won 1,600 at county, finished second at region, fourth in state

•Should be one of area's top distance runners next year

Erika Hurd

Manchester Valley, jr.

•Captured Class 1A state high jump with leap of 5 feet, 8 inches

•Ran on Manchester Valley's 400 relay team that took second in state with best time ever for Carroll County school

• Also won the Carroll County meet with same jump

•Has won both indoor, and outdoor state titles two years in a row in high jump

•State championship in 55 meters during 2010 indoor season gives Hurd five state titles overall

Samantha McElroy

Liberty, sr.

•Played major role in Liberty's winning first state title after Lions claimed Carroll County and region titles

•Won 800, ran on winning 3,200 relay, third-place 1,600relay in Class 2A state meet

• Her efforts accounted for 26 of the team's 78.5 points; also scored 34 apiece at Carroll, and region meets

• Headed to Coastal Carolina, will run 800 and steeplechase

Hannah Oneda

Winters Mill, jr.

•Blossomed into one of area's top distance runners in past few seasons

•Won 3,200 at Carroll County title meet, swept 1,600, 3,200 at region meet

•Also swept 1,600, 3,200 at Class 2A state meet

• Ran on relays to help Winters Mill get more depth, and score points

Jasmine Robinson

McDonogh, sr.

•Versatility gave an already powerful McDonogh team some more punch

•Won 100, 400, ran on two winning relays at IAAM meet as Eagles rolled to easy title

•Ran on 1,600 relay team that set meet record

•Will run at George Mason this fall

Aneesha Scott

Long Reach, sr.

• Grew into one of the metro area's dominant sprinters in the past few years, helping Long Reach become dangerous

•Took 100, 200, 400championships in Class2A at state meet; also anchored victorious 400 relay

•Accounted for 40 of Long Reach's 72 points as Lightning took third overall, losing as Liberty rallied late

• Will run at George Mason this fall

Ashleigh Stallings

Maryvale, jr.

•Winning throw in IAAM discus was best in any championship meet

•Toss of 131-51/2 inches beat out McDonogh's Candice Hendricks (123-1)

• Also took fourth in the shot put at the title meet

•Won discus at Knights, Kenwood Invitational meets

Megan Wall

Dulaney, sr.

•One of state's top pole vaulters past two years

•Repeated as Class 4A state champion with record-setting vault of 12-1

•Won Baltimore County and region titles this spring

•Can also run sprints, relays, and hurdles to help Lions

Zoey Whittington

Catonsville, sr.

•Does track in the spring, but is always one of area's most talented athletes

•Won Class 3A 400, took third in 200 at state meet, anchored winning 800, 1,600relays for Comets

•Accounted for 36 of team's 47 points as Comets took third, 1.5points behind winner Huntingtown

•Will run at Pittsburgh this fall

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