The freshman not only collected her first state crown with a victory in the 3,200 at the Class 3A-2A state championships, but she also recorded the metro area's fastest time in the event with a mark of 11 minutes, 18.65 seconds. That time eclipsed the previous Class 2A state record of 11:24.9 set by Towson's Cori Koch in 2001. Malloy was a double winner at the Baltimore County championships, claiming the 1,600 in 5:17.4 and the 3,200 in 11:33.7.

Liz McCarter, Mount Hebron

The junior dominated the 800 locally, sweeping the event at the Class 3A-2A state (2:21.31), West regional (2:21.0) and Howard County (2:22.36) meets. The county's Performer of the Year, McCarter posted the metro area's fastest time in the 800 at the Montgomery Invitational, where she finished fifth in 2:20.76. McCarter captured the 1,600 at the regional (5:18.6) and county (5:17.70) championships, with the latter a meet record.

Jessica O'Brien, John Carroll

The senior completed a perfect season in the high jump when she took the event with a height of 5-4 at the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championships. The mark is the best posted by a metro-area athlete this winter. O'Brien, who also dabbled in the 55 hurdles, cleared 5-2 in her first two IAAM meets and reached 5-4 in the Patriots' regular-season finale.

Lindsay Rau, Reservoir

The senior registered the metro area's best mark in the pole vault when she cleared 10-6 at the Class 3A-2A West regional championships. Although she faltered and finished second at the state meet, Rau was also the area's most consistent pole vaulter, clearing heights of 9-0 at four out of five competitions. Rau won her second Howard County title in the pole vault when she finished with a height of 9-6.

Devin Robinson, McDonogh

The senior paced the No. 1 Eagles with a victory in the 55 (7.21) at the IAAM championships, and also ran a leg of the winning 800 relay squad. Robinson is the only area athlete to best Western's Theresa Lewis twice this season. Robinson nipped Lewis by .03 seconds in the 55 at the Montgomery Invitational and triumphed again by .37 of a second in the 60 at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Her time of 7.77 in the 60 is a school record.

Nicole Sohn, Northeast

The senior demonstrated why she was the metro-area's best thrower when she placed first in the shot put at an Anne Arundel-Baltimore County Challenge with a heave of 39-8 1/2 . In fact, Sohn went undefeated in the shot put until the Class 3A-2A East regional championships, where she finished second. Unfazed, the Anne Arundel County Performer of the Year threw the shot put 38-10 1/2 to capture the state crown.

Shalaiyah Sommerville, Western

Like teammate Theresa Lewis, Sommerville is making her third consecutive appearance on the All-Metro team. The UNLV-bound senior's time of 39.75 in the 300 at the Virginia Tech Invitational stood as the metro-area's best this winter and 13th in the nation, according to dyestat.com. At both the Class 4A-3A Central regional and Baltimore City championships, Sommerville won the 300 (41.6 in the region, 40.85 in the city) and 500 (1:21.7, 1:19.18).

Paris Williams, Aberdeen

Because Harford County does not recognize and fund indoor track and field as a varsity sport, Williams trained on her own and trudged on. The junior's perseverance paid off when she collected her first gold medal by taking the 500 at the Class 3A-2A state championships in 1:18.03. Williams also boasted a victory in the 300 at the Central regional meet, winning in 42.54.


SECOND TEAM

Erin Brooks, Seton Keough, sophomore

Jameic DeCoster, McDonogh, freshman

Michelle Donadio, Franklin, senior

Jessica Huber, North Carroll, freshman

Liya Kasimova, Severna Park, sophomore

Christina Maison, Meade, junior

Laura Paulsen, Bryn Mawr, senior

Nicole Robinson, Atholton, junior

Chante Sandiford, McDonogh, junior

Brooke Staton, McDonogh, junior

Quantikia Stepney, Mervo, junior

Cynthia Windesheim, North County, junior

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