Harford County track and field preview


Head coaches: John Mobley and Kyree Edwards. Assistant coaches: James Blackwell II, Kyle Brown, Sammi Real, Jaime White and Charles Powell II


Top returning boys: Austin Bonsall (Sr.) sprints, jumps; James Blackwell III (Jr.), throws; Kion Gibson, (So.) hurdles, sprints; Isaiah Chapman (Sr.) sprints; Wyatt Bucci (Jr.) sprints; Dramil Boykin (So.) sprints, jumps; Chris Banko (Sr.) distance; Ken'Shae McCraney (Jr.) sprints; Dante Warfield (Sr.) sprints, throws; Marquez Sloan (Sr.) mid-distance Top newcomers: Victor Romero (Fr.) mid-distance; Daniel Cullinan (Fr.) mid-distance; Gavin Brennan (Fr.) mid-distance; Nathan Reid (Fr.) mid-distance

Top returning girls: Jimmia McCluskey (Sr.) sprints, jumps; Donisha Porter (Sr.) throws; Tatiana Gomez (Sr.) throws; Aria Real (Sr.) sprints; Thalia Gomez (Jr.) hurdles, sprints; Daisha Murphy (Jr.) sprints, jumps; Cierra Reid (So.) sprints, jumps; Taylor Cole (So.) throws. Top newcomers: Ashley Cottrell (So.) sprints; Faith Edmondson (Jr.) sprints; Lauren Drumm (So.) distance; Kyra Donahoo (So.) hurdles, sprints; Jazmine Harris (So.) sprints, jumps; Endia Jones (Fr.) sprints, jumps.

Outlook: Led by two-time state champ Jimmia McCluskey, the girls' team has the potential to repeat its UCBAC championship performance of last year. "We are expecting our veterans to lead and our youngsters to learn quickly from the veterans," said coach John Mobley. The girls' team lost several standouts but has a good blend of veterans and youngsters. The boys' team is young but has outstanding performers like sophomore hurdler Kion Gibson and could surprise UCBAC teams this spring. The team consists of 30 boys and 30 girls.

Bel Air

Head coach: Mike Burke (boys) and Michelle Jansen (girls). Assistant coaches: Mike Callahan, Jeff Semelka and Domanick West.

Top returning boys: Austin McKinney (Sr.) hurdles, jumps; Joe Whilden (Jr.) sprints; Roberto Ascenzi (Sr.) mid-distance; Dan Forrester (Jr.) distance; Chester Wrobel (Jr.) distance; Anferne Thomas (So.) hurdles; Chris Davis (Sr.) jumps; Hunter Smith (Sr.) sprints.

Top returning girls: Breanna Keene (Jr.) sprints; Brittany Keene (Jr.) sprints; Grayson Slencak (Sr.) mid-distance Top newcomers: Gabriela Encarnacion (Fr.) sprints; Anna Puntanen (Fr.), mid-distance; Kayla Klock (So.) sprints; Kayla Gonzalez (Sr.) throws; Kiersten St. John (Fr.) mid-distance

Outlook: The Bobcats are in the rebuilding mode after losing several outstanding athletes to graduation, particularly from the girls' team. "We're building our program with a lot first-time, young athletes," said coach Mike Burke. There are 45 boys and 35 girls on the team.

C. Milton Wright

Head coaches: Ray Lessnau and Donnie Mickey. Assistant coaches: Al Baker, Michele Freeman, Jerry Lee, Dom Corson and Mary Williams

Top returning boys: Matt Hoerr (Sr.) distance; Mike Capozzoli (Sr.) distance; Brad Ensor (So.) distance; Brad Trimble (Sr.) high jump, discus; Andrew Venanzi (Sr.) distance; Max Anderson (Jr.) distance; John Arminger (Jr.) throws; Frank Marzen (Jr.) throws; Freddie Montgomery (So.) sprints; Kenny King (So.) sprints; Will Hazelton (So.) sprints; Andrew Corson (Jr.) sprints. Top newcomers: Nate Livin (So.) throws; J.T. Klopcic (So.) hurdles, jumps; Kevin Reynolds (Jr.) sprints, jumps.

Top returning girls: Megan Coughlin (Jr.) distance; Megan Frailer (Sr.) sprints; Kathy Kammerer (Sr.) vault; Emma Krebs (Jr.) mid-distance; Shannon Rogers (Jr.) mid-distance; Lena Sharesky (Sr.) jumps; Miriam Silton (Jr.) distance; Sabrina Rhodes (So.) mid-distance; Sydney Rhodes (So.) sprints; Tori Smith (Sr.) sprints; Alexis Cuffee (Jr.) sprints; Kelley O'Neill (Jr.) distance; Brooke Zeberlein (So.) hurdles; Morgan Roberts (Jr.) sprints.

Outlook. The Mustangs continue to be strong in the distance events and this year have greater strength in the sprints. Our boys' team has a lot of young talent and depth and strong senior leadership," said coach Ray Lessnau. "The girls' team has a lot of returning talent. We have experience in all events." There are 63 boys and 60 girls on the team.



Head coaches: Donald Smith and David Knight. Assistant coaches: Jevon Berry, Jerry Henderson, Cori Porter and Richard Craver

Top returning boys: Lenier Tucker (Sr.) distance; Raymond King (Sr.) jumps, sprints; Ricco Pena (Sr.) distance, hurdles; Noel Spencer (Sr.) sprints; Devon Teagle (Jr.) sprints; Aaron Parker (So.) distance Top newcomers: Izaiah Sneed (So.) high jump, sprints, hurdles; Jeremy Middlebrooks (So.) sprints, Brian Taylor (Sr.) throws, Matthew Foster (Jr.) sprints, Kevin Ringold (Jr.) sprints, Ben Gorksi (Fr.) distance.

Top returning girls: Kiera McKenna (Sr.) high jump; Nasia Denegal (Jr.) throws; Lloreal Johnson (Sr.) sprints; Afi Oniyle (Jr.) sprints; Tiffany Weimer (Jr.) distance; Kirsten Hall (Jr.) distance Top newcomers: Victoria Bankole (Fr.) distance; Alexis Perdomo (Fr.) distance.

Outlook: The boys' team may be the strongest in the conference with several returnees from the 2012 UCBAC championship team, including state triple-jump champ Ray King. "We have high expectations and goals for this group," said coach David Knight. "Our girls' team is young, talented, and developing. They will be competitive this season. There are 22 girls and 40 boys on the team.


Head coach: Mike Hollandsworth. Assistant coaches: Leal Williams, Karin Walker, Emily Barefoot, Alan Stengel, Bill Blewett

Top returning boys: Vance Adesanya (Jr.), sprints, hurdles; Sam Burgess (Sr.) distance; Shawn Frank (So.) sprints; Ean Hall (Sr.), sprints, long jump; Chris Johnson (Sr.) sprints; Thomas Lovett (Sr.), sprints; Jacob O'Neill (Jr.), vault; Chris West (Jr.), sprints. Top newcomers: Jacob Hatcher (Jr.) sprints; Noah Kudla (So.), mid-distance.

Top returning girls: Skylar Bodt (So.) sprints; Kendall Brajevich (So.) mid-distance; Sarah Dimaggio (Sr.) vault; Brooke Hutton (Jr.) mid-distance; Maddie McDonald (So.), 400; Kori Melton (Sr.), sprints; Caitlin Phillips (So.) hurdles; Kayla Puglisi (Jr.) sprints, throws; Marissa Walker (Sr.) vault, sprints; Destiny Williams (Jr.) sprints, vault; Lauren Woolen (Jr.) high jump.

Outlook: With 64 boys and 50 girls, the team is one of the largest ever at Fallston. It is youthful, but has sprinkling of established standouts, such as high-jumper Lauren Woollen, the 2A indoor state champion. The boys' team has exceptional sprint depth, and should improve on its 2012 UCBAC finish.

Harford Tech


Head coach: Darrell Diamond. Assistant coaches: Jeff Matteson, Darin House, Donna Lewis, Kyle Reagan, Bill Sangtinette.

Top returning boys: Isaiah Gills (Sr.) jumps, sprints; Michael Blickenstaff (Sr.) sprints, vault; Andres Armstrong (Sr.) hurdles, jumps; George Hargrove (Sr.) sprints; Dennis Pink (Sr.) jumps, sprints; Alejandro Perdomo (Sr.) mid-distance; Tyler Moran (Sr.) mid-distance; Omari Mooring (Sr.) throws; Justin Morris (Jr.) mid-distance; Darnell Pink (So.) hurdles. Top newcomers: Jake Ziegler (Sr.) throws; Matthew Gergenbach (Jr.) mid-distance; Dennis Fleming (So.); Alexander Sorlin (Fr.) hurdles; Zach Armijo (Fr.) mid-distance

Top returning girls: Cierra Singleton (Sr.), hurdles, high jump; Marietta Corbin (Sr.), 400; Brittney Chavis (Sr.) throws; Roxanne Kalwa (Sr.) vault; Jada Jones (Sr.) high jump; Paige Chapman (Jr.) sprints, long jump; Charice Corbin (Jr.) hurdles; Megan Doleschal (Jr.) mid-distance; Trinity Sprague (Jr.), 800; Kara Hayward (So.) hurdles; Hailey Jefferson (So.) 800. Top newcomers: Phoebe Steiger (So.) mid-distance; Shannon Conlon (So.) hurdles, jumps; Brianna McAllister (Fr.) hurdles, jumps; Emily Doleschal (Fr.) 800; Kamryn, Henderson (Fr.) hurdles, jumps; Madeline Miller (Fr.) mid-distance; Cynthia Baublitz (Fr.) sprints, hurdles.

Outlook: The girls return five All-County performers and 11 athletes from the team that finished fourth in the 2012 state meet, making them likely the team to beat in the UCBAC. The boys' team "has the leadership and the numbers to do well," said coach Diamond. There are 31 girls and 34 boys on the team.

Havre de Grace

Head coaches: Bill Walsh and Gretchen Lilly. Assistant coaches: Chrissy Poetzel, Ralph Batykefer, Jose Ponce-Mercado, Larry McCullers.

Top returning boys: Tashawn Brown (Sr.) sprints, jumps; Geno Nappi (Jr.) jumps; Jack Smith (So.) hurdles; Braeden Ferrell (So.) distance; Bryce Ferrell (So.) distance

Top returning girls: Amy Kling (Sr.) throws; Maddie Larrimore (Sr.) jumps; Ihuoma Okehie (Sr.) jumps; Lynsey Blackburn (Jr.) discus; Top newcomer: Addie Richardson (So.) sprints, long jump.

Outlook: The team is small, with 12 boys and 17 girls as the season begins. The boys' team lost some key performers but has returnees with strengths in the throws, horizontal jumps and distance events. The girls' team is youthful, with eight underclassmen and four newcomers.

John Carroll

Head coaches: Rob Torres and Mike Monaghan. Assistant coaches: Kayla Stoots and Courtney Hugo

Top returning boys: Derek Alban (Sr.), distance; Caleb Anderson (Sr.) sprints; Will Hopkins (Jr.) distance; Will Horn (Sr.) distance; Dave Knaide (Sr.) distance; Austin Markley (Sr.) sprints, jumps; Julian Meares (So.) sprints, throws; Mark Pickett (So.) distance; Jake Wade (Sr.) sprints, throws. Top newcomers: Matt Becker (Fr.) distance; Evan Moore (Fr.) distance; Walter Roche (Sr.) sprints; Devon Ruane (Sr.) throws.

Top returning girls: Sam Clarke (Sr.) hurdles, jumps; Rebecca Driver (Sr.) hurdles, jumps; Elizabeth Driver (So.) distance; Becca Kotula (Sr.) vault; Catey Minnis (Jr.) sprints, hurdles; Amy Slusher (Sr.) sprints; Amanda Spaeth (Jr.) distance; Shannon Vinton (Sr.) high jump; Kiana Wright (Sr.), sprints, jumps. Top newcomers: Sophie Centi (Jr.) sprints; Ola Ekundayo (So.) sprints, hurdles; Faith Ensor (Fr.) distance; Kristen Isoldi (Fr.) hurdles, sprints; Hannah Jacques (Sr.) throws; Alexis Kanaras (Sr.) throws; Carly Lyon (Fr.) distance

Outlook: Though it lost three top athletes to graduation, the boys' team has greater depth in the sprints and throws, providing optimism for a third straight MIAA B Conference title. The girls' team has several voids to fill. "The bulk of the talent is in the senior class so we'll count on their leadership to help the younger girls to improve," said coach Rob Torres. There are 34 girls and 26 boys on the team.


Head coaches: Michael Lace (boys) and Darlene Primus (girls). Assistant coaches: Kelly Bryant and Cheryl Orrichio.

Top returning boys: Jhaimel Johnson (Jr.), throws; Malik Pender (Jr.) jumps; Derien Scott (Sr.), mid-distance; Miles Hamilton (Sr.) sprints; Tyree Gibson (Sr.) distance

Top returning girls: Brittany Meads (Sr.), sprints; Aubree Savoy (So.) throws; Andreya Antoine (So.) hurdles; Destiny Buie (So.) sprints; Nina Bishop (So) throws.

Outlook: Though the team is small, with 20 on the roster as the season begins, the Mariners has several outstanding athletes, including Brittany Meads, Destiny Buie, and Jhaimel Johnson who performed well during the indoor track season.

North Harford

Head coach: Eric Benjamin. Assistant coaches: Michael James, Brian Fitzgerald, Julio Fernandez, Jimmy Cachola

Top returning boys: Kevin Mackey (Sr.) throws; Tyler Campbell (Sr.) throws, sprints; Tyler Ayres (Sr.) throws; Nick Fransham (So.) distance; Ian Fiser (So.) distance; Gabe Lackey (Sr.) jumps; Pete Meehan (Sr.) jumps; Jake Creighton (Sr.) jumps.

Top returning girls: Megan Tidey (Jr.) distance; Annie Scott (Sr.) distance; Abby Phillips (Sr.) vault; Becca Reitanaur (Sr.) throws; Hannah Berrell (Sr.) throws; Tessa Mirjafery (Jr.) mid-distance Top newcomers: Regan Davis (So.) distance; Casey Welsh (Fr.) distance; Jordynn Hughes (So.) throws; Morgan Ayres (So.) throws.

Outlook: The vault, throws, and distance events are areas of strength for both the boys' and girls' teams. This includes an exceptional 1-2 combination of Kevin Mackey (indoor state shotput champ) and Tyler Campbell in the throws. "We hope to develop these areas to be most competitive at the conference championships and Regions," said coach Benjamin. There are 42 boys and 47 girls on the team.

Patterson Mill

Head coaches: Qadry Ismail (boys) and Julie Marowski (girls). Assistant coaches: Mike Parker, Matt Provonche, Erin Kapinos, Emily Guillory, and Laura Malek.


Top returning boys: Laz Cardwell (Jr.) mid-distance; Essa Rizkallah (Sr.) throws; Dan Cardwell (Sr.) throws; Dan McKee (Sr.) sprints, mid-distance Top newcomers: Adam Caretti (Fr.) distance; Devinn Fisher (Jr.) sprints; Kynarvis Clark (Sr.) sprints; Ken Ikemoto (Sr.) sprints.

Top returning girls: Steph McCartney (Sr.) distance; Ramona Schueler (Sr.) sprints; Alex Lebovic (Sr.) sprints, hurdles; Qalea Ismail (So.) sprints; Natalie Thompson (So.) distance; Erin Angelini (Sr.) distance Top newcomers: Brooke Staton (Fr.) sprints; Jenna Staton (Fr.) sprints; Sia Barnes (Fr.) sprints, hurdles.

Outlook: "This is the biggest girls' team Patterson Mill has had, and we have high hopes for the girls this season. They are a very talented group," said coach Markowski. The boys' team is well-rounded with athletes competing in every event. There are 32 boys and 26 girls on the team.