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The Times' All-County teams and Player of the Year for each sport are chosen by the Times' sports staff after consulting with coaches. NOTE: All-County athletes are determined solely by on-field performance. Other factors are not considered.

FIRST TEAM

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COLBY BRODSKY, CENTURY SOPHOMORE Finished in fourth place at the annual county meet in 20:47. ... Placed 14th at Class 2A West Region meet. ... Took 21st at 2A state meet for runner-up Knights.

KILEY HURST, CENTURY SENIOR Finished in third place at the annual county meet in 20:40. ... Finished ninth at Class 2A West region meet. ... Came in 10th at 2A state meet for Century.

EMMA KARTALIA, WINTERS MILL JUNIOR Finished in fifth place at the annual county meet in 21:04. ... Placed 11th at Class 2A West Region meet. ... Finished in 12th place at 2A state meet for Falcons.

ERIN LANGILLE, SOUTH CARROLL SENIOR Finished in first place at the annual county meet in 20:17, helped Cavs take team title. ... Ran eighth at 2A West Region meet. ... Finished 18th at 2A state meet.

MAEVE LYONS, LIBERTY SOPHOMORE Times Runner of the Year. ... Took second at the annual county meet in 20:31. ... Ran 10th at 2A West Region meet. ... Finished sixth at 2A state meet for Lions.

HEIDI RINEHART, LIBERTY SOPHOMORE Finished first at Westminster Invite in 18:58.5. ... Ran second at 2A West Region meet for champion Lions. ... Finished eighth at 2A state meet.

KAYLEE RYAN, WESTMINSTER SENIOR Finished in eighth place at the annual county meet in 21:50. ... Came in seventh at 3A West Region meet for runner-up Owls. ... Ran 25th at 3A state meet.

CASEY SHATTUCK, SOUTH CARROLL JUNIOR Finished in sixth place at the annual county meet in 21:31 for team champ Cavaliers. ... Finished 15th at 2A West Region meet. ... Ran 23rd at 2A state meet.

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SECOND TEAM

Century: Avery Arena. Francis Scott Key: Lakota Comeau. Liberty: Natalie Lansinger. South Carroll: Marissa Lawson, Sydney Ruckel. Westminster: Sarah Brown, Jilly Wagner. Winters Mill: Katie Clemons.

COACH OF THE YEAR

KATIE PRICE, SOUTH CARROLL

Shortly after the cross country couty meet ended, South Carroll's runners gathered under a tree on McDaniel College's campus and waited for the girls results to come in.

When they did, the Cavs grabbed the closest cell phone and made a call to their coach. Katie Price was all the way across campus, getting her junior varsity team ready to run. Price didn't believe them when she first heard the news — led by senior Erin Langille, the Cavaliers had won the team title with 49 points, their second county championship in four seasons.

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Langille won the race in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, junior Casey Shattuck finished sixth (21:31), and South Carroll added three more runners in the top 20.

Marissa Lawson was 12th, Sydney Ruckel came in 13th, and Maya Lowman finished 18th to help the Cavaliers hold off Westminster (59 points) and take the title.

Price, who teaches in Frederick County, was elated with her runners' performance.

"I told them I was proud of them no matter what," she said after the county meet. "I said that you've put in the hard work already, I just want you to showcase all of it today."

South Carroll did Price one better the following week by capturing the 2A West Region meet crown (Langille, Shattuck, and Ruckel all finished within the top 16) with 99 points and qualifying for the state meet.

The Cavaliers closed out Price's first fall as coach with a sixth-place finish at states.

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