High School Athletes of the Week


J. D. Nelson

Gilman, boys lacrosse

The senior helped Gilman continue its quick rise to the No. 1 ranking in The Sun's boys lacrosse poll, scoring five goals, notching three assists and dominating faceoffs as the Greyhounds defeated then-No. 1 Loyola, 13-11, and then-No. 2 McDonogh, 13-11. Against Loyola, Nelson scored twice, won 16 faceoffs and had an assist. Against McDonogh, Nelson scored three times, notched two assists and won 15 of 20 faceoffs. He will attend Cornell this fall.

Shayla Moore

Long Reach, track

Moore finished third at the Penn Relays and set a Howard County record by jumping 39 feet, 6 1/2 inches in the triple jump. Also competing in the long jump, 300 hurdles and 1,600 relay, she finished second in the state outdoor triple jump the past two seasons. Her coach, Joe Thomas, called it "a remarkable performance, the best that any athlete I've coached has done in an open event at Penn." Moore has a 3.9 grade-point average and scored 1,210 on the SAT, and is being recruited by Louisiana State, Ohio State and St. John's.

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