COACHES: BOYS — Bill Hill, 11th year. GIRLS -- Dale Fogelsanger, first year
Assistant coaches: Jim Shank, Bill Snowden
Last year's record: BOYS -- 3-1 in dual meets, first in the county, first in the Central Maryland Conference, first in Class 4A RegionI, tied for 19th in the state in Class 4A. GIRLS -- 3-1 in dual meets, first in the county, first in the Central Maryland Conference, first in Class 4A Region I, fifth in the state Class 4A meet
Top returnees: BOYS -- Seniors, Jeff LiBerge (pole vault, jumps, hurdles, throws), Calvin Warfield (sprints, jumps), Mark Simmons (distance), MikeStrine (throws), Mike Craig (sprints); juniors, Chris Brown (sprints), Bart Black (throws); sophomores, Dion Stanton (distance), Wade Shank (distance), Kyle Hoffman (distance), Jay Merker (hurdles), Jason Craig (hurdles). GIRLS -- Senior, Lisa Brown (hurdles); juniors, Stephanie Morningstar (distance), Kenya Warfield (jumps, hurdles), Kym Liddick (jumps, hurdles), Corrine Glover (jumps, hurdles), Bonnie Bullock (distance), Liz VanDerslice (distance); sophomores, Jessica Farinholt (throws), Kim Jones (throws), Adriane Weigman (distance), Connie Hare (middle distance)
Top newcomers: BOYS -- Seniors, Herman Costley (jumps, sprints), Jamalh Hogan (jumps); sophomores, Rob Bauhof (jumps), Rich Raczkowski (pole vault), Matt Avrey (distance); freshman, Larry Devilbliss (jumps). GIRLS -- Sophomore, Emily Aaron (distance);freshman, Brooke Holland (sprints, jumps)
Coaches' comments: BOYS-- "I think we're going to be substantially better in the sprints." GIRLS -- "If we have any concerns, it might be depth in the throwing events and short sprints."
The Carroll County Sun's outlook: BOYS -- The only thing Hill is worried about is depth in the high jump. The Owls can score everywhere, especially in the distance races and anywhere LiBerge competes. The Owls will be favorites until they get to the state meet, and they may be one or two blue chippers away from competing for that title. GIRLS -- With Morningstar and Warfield back and an outstanding distance corps, the girls may have a shot at the state title. Only the lack of an indoor program or injuries will keep the Owls from competing with state kingpins Old Mill (Anne Arundel County) and Roosevelt (Prince George's).