Carroll track and field athletes combined for 11 gold medals at the state meet, and some of them etched their names into the county's history books.
According to numbers crunched by Liberty track coach Bobby Ward and displayed on his website, http://www.car
rollcountyrunning.com, several county athletes saved their personal best performances for the final meet of the year.
(Only invitational and championship meets are considered when tracking the all-time efforts in county track history.)
Century junior Julian Woods ran the 110-meter hurdles in 14.33 seconds, the fastest time for a Carroll runner. His long jump of 22 feet, 7.5 inches also counted as the best ever.
Liberty's girls 400 relay team turned in the fastest time by a county squad (49.26) while senior Michelle Keller's shot put heave (37-2.5) was fifth best in Carroll.
Winters Mill senior Hannah Oneda won the 1,600 run in 5:03.96, good for fourth best by a county distance runner.
LAX TO THE MAX: A host of county lacrosse players took their talents to Stony Brook (N.Y.) University over the Memorial Day weekend to compete in the US Lacrosse National Tournament. Eight players were separated onto three Baltimore Metro teams during the tourney.
Winters Mill sophomores Peyton Murray and Kayleigh Murray played on Metro 3, which went 0-4 in the Seneca Division Pool B. WM junior Shelby Trentzsch, joined Century freshman Shelby Mercer and Francis Scott Key junior Alli Dudley on Metro 2, which went 0-4 in Pool B of the Onondaga Division.
In Onondaga Pool A, the Baltimore Metro 1 team posted a 3-1 record and placed fourth out of 10 teams. WM juniors Maddie Bodden and Sydney Trentzsch joined Manchester Valley junior Colby Unkle on that metro squad.
Sydney Trentzsch was selected as a finalist for the tournament's Most Valuable Player award, one of seven players chosen out of more than 1,250 who competed.
COUNTY CLASHES: Carroll County squared off against Baltimore County last week in a pair of senior all-star lacrosse games, with boys and girls matchups taking place May 24 at Franklin High. Carroll's boys won 7-4 while the girls prevailed 21-18.
Winters Mill's Spenser Love scored two goals to pace the boys team, with Century's Brady Sipes, North Carroll's Logan Ewen, WM's Evan Horn, Jacques Mercer and Jason Kreimer had one goal each. Mercer added an assist, as did NC's Nate Nibbelink. Three goalies combined for nine saves: Westminster's Nick Doyle had four, South Carroll's Taylor Schmitz had three and Century's Christian Koch had two. Schmitz was named the team MVP.
In the girls game, Manchester Valley's Taylor Gress (the team's MVP) netted six goals to lead Carroll's charge. NC's Kirstie Connor had four goals and teammate Amanda Borucki scored twice, as did Century's Angela Flister, South Carroll's Kimmy DeLonge and Francis Scott Key's Carli Bafford.
Century's Alice Mercer, FSK's Karleigh Murphey and MV's Allie Colson had one goal apiece. MV's Shelby Newman and Borucki had two assists with Bafford and Connor handing out one assist each. Mavericks goalie Hannah Clinton made four saves.ALL-COUNTY TIME: The Times is about to unveil its spring all-county teams. Here's the tentative schedule for when the teams will appear: Softball-June 5; Baseball-June 6; Girls tennis-June 7; Boys tennis-June 8; Girls lacrosse-June 9; Boys lacrosse-June 10; Girls track-June 11; Boys track-June 12.
HEY, BROOKSIE: Century senior Michael Austin will represent Carroll County by playing in the annual Brooks Robinson All-Star Classic, set for June 10 at Camden Yards following the Orioles game against Philadelphia.
Austin is one of 15 players on the North team, which will be playing against a South all-star team. The Maryland State Association of Baseball Coaches chose 30 players to play in the all-star game.
Austin batted .360 with three home runs, two doubles, two triples and 20 RBIs for the Knights. As a pitcher, he went 5-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 42 strikeouts.
Austin was one of four Carroll players on the West team for the annual MSABC Classic, which took place May 27 at Northeast High in Anne Arundel County. Austin was joined by Liberty's Andrew Massey, Manchester Valley's Giorgio Butts, and Westminster's Chad Diehl.