Runner of the Year : Bridget Quenzer, Mount de Sales
Coach of the Year : Bob Dean, Dulaney
Name .. .. .. .. .. .. School .. .. Yr.
Bridget Quenzer ... .. MtdSles . .. Sr.
Carrie Kroll ... .. .. NDP .. .. .. Jr.
Meghan White ... .. .. Dulaney . .. Jr.
Suzanne Sclafani .. .. Dulaney . .. Sr.
Marjorie Bollinger ... Dulaney . .. So.
Meredith Fellman .. .. Dulaney . .. Jr.
Holly Zahner ... .. .. Dulaney . .. Jr.
Bianca Jay .. .. .. .. Dulaney . .. So.
Brigid O'Connell .. .. Cat'ville .. Jr.
Emily Knight ... .. .. Cat'ville .. Sr.
Elizabeth Johnson . .. Western . .. So.
Kimya McCoy . .. .. .. Western . .. Jr.
Yvonne Brown ... .. .. S'wstrn . .. So.
Coach of the Year
Bob Dean, Dulaney: Dean, who started Dulaney's running program in 1964, saw his girls team repeat as state champions for the first time in school history. The Lions, who now own four state girls titles, finished 1-2-3 at both the county and region meets, which they won for the sixth consecutive year. "From my No. 1 to No. 7 runners, this is the strongest team I have ever had," said Dean. "All of the girls have a good work ethic and they know what it takes to be successful. We have great tradition, great depth and great parental support. They all bring out the best in each other."
Runner of the Year
Bridget Quenzer, Mount de Sales, Sr.: Quenzer's first cross country season couldn't have turned out much better as she set 14 school records and seven course records. After finishing fourth in her first race -- the Jack Griffen Invitational -- Quenzer came back and won the Spiked Shoe meet a week later. She made a "freshman mistake" and finished third at the Westminster Invitational before winning the Association of Independent Schools Group Meet and the Anne Arundel Invitational. She was third in the seeded race at the Harford Invitational and was third behind two Virginia runners at the Georgetown Prep Invitational. Quenzer closed out her illustrious senior campaign by claiming second at the state Catholic League championships and winning the AIS championships. "It would have been nice to have her on the team for four years, but I'm certainly not complaining," said Sailors coach Sean Moran.
First team at a glance
Majorie Bollinger, Dulaney, Soph.: Bollinger, who sat out most of last season with a stress fracture, came back and finished third at both the county and region meets and was eighth at states. She also took fourth at the Meade Autumn Classic. "She is just a scrappy little runner," said Dean.
Yvonne Brown, Southwestern, Soph.: Brown won all six of her dual meets and her fourth-place finish at Herring Run Park helped the Sabers capture their first Baltimore City championship. "Yvonne will surprise you with her heart," said Sarah Heilbron, who started Southwestern's cross country program last season. "She hasn't even begun to realize her potential."
Meredith Fellman, Dulaney, Jr.: Fellman finished fifth at the county meet and fourth in the region before having an "off-day" and finishing 36th at states. "She was keyed up at states and didn't run as well as she was capable of running," said Dean. "She is a workhorse, an endless worker with a great attitude."
Bianca Jay, Dulaney, Soph.: Due to a stress fracture, Jay didn't run her first race until Oct. 11. She gradually improved, taking seventh in the county, sixth in the region and 11th at states. "Bianca is a big-time runner," said Dean. "She always comes through in the big races but she really shocked me at states."
Elizabeth Johnson, Western, Soph.: Johnson, a strong hill runner, finished second behind teammate Kimya McCoy at the Baltimore City championships at Herring Run Park. "She's only a sophomore so she has two more years to develop," said Western coach Jerry Molyneaux.
Emily Knight, Catonsville, Sr.: Knight, a three-year runner and a key member of the Comets state championship team in 1993, took sixth at the county meet, third in the region and seventh at states. "She really blossomed at end of the season," said her coach, Jeff McDaniel. "She ran way beyond what I ex
pected at states. I was hoping for top 15 and she finished seventh."
Carrie Kroll, Notre Dame Prep, Jr.: Kroll was runner-up at the AIS championships, third at the state Catholic League championships and the Knights Invite and sixth at the William & Mary Invitational. "She is deeply motivated," said NDP coach Ed Donnellan. "The best is still yet to come for her."
Kimya McCoy, Western, Jr.: McCoy won the Baltimore City championship at Herring Run in 20 minutes, 32 seconds. She also won the Mervo Invitational and all but one of her dual meets. "She is a front-runner and once she is in the front, she is hard to catch," said Molyneaux.
Brigid O'Connell, Catonsville, Jr.: O'Connell claimed second in the region, fourth in the county and battled through stomach problems at states and finished third. She also took fifth at the Anne Arundel Invitational and eighth at the Spiked Shoe meet at Hopkins.
Suzanne Sclafani, Dulaney, Sr.: Sclafani, the only senior on zTC Dulaney's county, region and state champion girls team, was the Lions' most consistent runner. She finished first in the region, second in the county and third in the state. She also claimed second in the Meade and Lake Forest invitationals.
Meghan White, Dulaney, Jr.: White took first in the county, second in the region and 13th in the state. She also won the Lake Forest Invitational in Delaware and the Westminster Invitational. "She is a real good competitor and team leader," said Dean. "She gives you everything she's got."
Holly Zahner, Dulaney, Jr.: Zahner, whose sister, Patty, was a member of Dulaney's state champion team in 1992, finished fifth at the Class 4A North Region championships at Oregon Ridge, 13th at the county meet and 31st at states. "Seeing her sister train, she knew what she had to do and she did it," said Dean.