GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR
BILL HILL, Westminster
Well-balanced Owls won third straight Carroll County title and beat No. 2 Dulaney at Region II qualifier. . . . Boys won 11th straight county championship, and were fifth in close state 4A chase. . . . Coached at Francis Scott Key from 1969 to 1979, and since has been at Westminster.
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AMANDA WHITE, Dulaney
Lowered state record in 3,200 to 10:29.1. . . . Ran second-fastest 1,600 ever by area girl, 4:56.2. . . . Her 2:15.5 in 800 is the fifth-fastest ever by an area girl, and her anchor leg got Dulaney a state title in the 4x800. . . . Two-time Runner of the Year in cross country.
MATTIE CYMEK, Chesapeake-AA
Improved state record in discus to 151-6, earning her second 4A title in the process. . . . Only one other girl in meet history had thrown past 138 feet. . . . Also had area's best performance in the shot put, 40-9. . . . Will attend NCAA power Louisiana State.
RAINA DOMNEYS, Old Mill
sophomore, TJ, hurdles
Added nearly 18 inches to area record in triple jump with leap of 39- 1/2 . . . . Also led area in 100 hurdles, with best of 14.7. . . . State 4A runner-up in both events to Largo's Tyra Moore. . . . Had long jump best of 16-9, and her relay splits helped Patriots to No. 1 ranking.
KISHA JETT, Hammond
sophomore, 100, 200, 400
Easily defended her state 2A titles. . . . Tied area record of 11.7 in 100, moved into No. 3 spot on all-time area list in 200 with 24.4, and lowered 400 best to 55.6. . . . Was also Howard County champion in long jump, reaching 17-8. . . . All-Metro in soccer.
KRISSY JOST, Queen Anne's
freshman, 800, 1,600
First-year runner wowed state 4A crowd with potential. . . . Beaten only by White in 1,600. Her time of 4:57.4 made her No. 3 on the area's all-time list. . . . Third in state 800 in 2:16.0, another area freshman record. . . . First girl from Queen Anne's chosen All-Metro.
ANITA MANNING, Poly
Best all-around distance runner ever out of Baltimore City. . . . Best performance of season came at Eddie Hurt Invitational, won 3,000 in 10:36.7 and 1,500 in 4:53.7. . . . Lowered city record in 1,500 to 4:49.5 at Penn Relays. . . . Headed to the University of Kentucky.
ADRIENNE McCRAY, North County
senior, 300 hurdles
Set state record in 300 hurdles, repeating as 4A champion with clocking of 42.9. . . . Area's second-fastest in 100 hurdles (15.35) and third-fastest in 400 (58.3), her long jump of 17-5 1/2 at state meet was bettered only by Staples in area. . . . Choosing among Eastern powers.
KRISTIN NICOLINI, Annapolis
Added to that quick state 4A 1,600, becoming only the fourth area girl ever under five minutes (4:58.2). . . . Was runner-up in 3,200, with area freshman record of 11:10.3, and fourth in 800, in 2:18.9. . . . Swimming background helped her move to the front of Anne Arundel.
MICHELLE SMITH, Old Mill
junior, SP, discus, HJ
As versatile as any athlete on the team. . . . Won state 4A shot put title, reaching 39-8 1/2 . . . . Beat Cymek for Anne Arundel discus title, best of 134-2 leaving her No. 4 on area all-time list. . . . High-jumped 5-1 and triple-jumped 35-2, led off area-leading 4x100 relay (48.9).
THORI STAPLES, Joppatowne
senior, hurdles, LJ, 400
National age-group heptathlon champion in 1991 showed her stuff with four gold medals at state 1A championships. . . . Took the 400 in 56.6, the 800 in 2:20.6 and the 110 hurdles in 15.2. Long-jumped 17-7 1/2 . . . . Will try soccer and track and field at North Carolina State.