Performer of the Year
Nicole Sohn, Northeast

Last winter, Sohn claimed the Class 3A-2A Central regional and Anne Arundel County titles in the shot put with a personal-record throw of 33 feet, 1 1/2 inches. This season, the senior took the county crown, but fell to second place at the Class 3A-2A East regional championships.

But Sohn added a more coveted prize to her resume when she won her first state title with a mark of 38-10 1/2 . Sohn exceeded the 39-foot mark on two occasions.

Her best effort occurred at an Anne Arundel-Baltimore County Challenge when she heaved the shot put an area-best 39-8 1/2 . Sohn won six of seven shot put competitions.

Coach of the Year
Skip Lee, Chesapeake

Surprisingly, the Cougars had never won a county title indoors or outdoors. But the drought came to an end this winter when Chesapeake denied Broadneck a fifth straight crown and grabbed the school's first county championship.

The Cougars rode a county record-setting performance in the 55-meter dash by senior Britney Foreman and a team-wide effort that produced at least one point in 10 of 15 events.

The team
Name School Class

Carli Antor Arundel Soph.

Shavanity Cooper Meade Fresh.

Jessica Dembinski North County Junior

Britney Foreman Chesapeake-AA Senior

Julie Gardner Severna Park Soph.

Aleesha Hardin Arundel Junior

Liya Kasimova Severna Park Soph.

Christina Maison Meade Junior

Jessica Nazerenius Chesapeake-AA Junior

Nicole Sohn Northeast Senior

Cynthia Windesheim North County Junior

Robin Yerkes Broadneck Senior

Note // Teams selected by Edward Lee after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.