Liz McCarter, Mount Hebron
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.
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.