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ALL-CARROLL COUNTY TRACK AND FIELD

GIRLS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR

Stephanie Dickerson

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Century, senior

The county's Performer of the Year as a sophomore, Dickerson returned to center stage this spring as the county's fastest athlete. She opened the season by claiming the 100 in 12.5 seconds and the 200 in 25.9 seconds at the Falcon Invitational.

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After winning the 100 (12.4 seconds) and the 200 (25.9 seconds) at the Monocacy Valley Athletic League's Piedmont Division championships, Dickerson took the same events at the county championships, clocking in at 12.4 seconds in the 100 and 26.1 seconds in the 200. That marked the third straight year that Dickerson had posted victories in the 100 and 200.

She registered top honors in the 100 (12.1 seconds) and the 200 (25.4 seconds) at the Class 2A West region meet, but faltered at the state championships, where she placed fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200.

With Dickerson as a member of the 400- and 800-relay squads, those teams collected titles at the Falcon Invitational, the MVAL meet (400 relay), the county championships and the region meet (800 relay). This is her third straight appearance on the All-County team. Dickerson will run at Mount St. Mary's.

GIRLS COACH OF THE YEAR

Keri Hymen

Century

Losing the county indoor track championship to Winters Mill was disappointing, but not discouraging. Rather than allow her athletes to mope about the loss, Hymen used the development to wake up the team and motivate the squad.

The team not only responded to the challenge but fed off it. The Knights opened the season by defeating Winters Mill, Mount de Sales, Glenelg and Edgewood at the Falcon Invitational. Century would lose only one dual meet - to Urbana - during the regular season.

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The crowning moment came at the county championships, where the team captured the crown by a 32-point margin over then-defending champion Westminster. The Knights also grabbed their first regional title, winning the Class 2A West by 23 points over runner-up Middletown.

FIRST TEAM

Jess Belsinger

Century, senior

The first-year track athlete was a perfect match for the Knights. After finishing third in the 400 at the county championships, Belsinger claimed the event at the Class 2A West region meet in 1 minute, 0.4 seconds. Fifth in the long jump at the county championships, Bel- singer was a critical cog of the 400-relay squad that won at the MVAL's Piedmont Division meet (51.9 seconds) and the county championships (51.3 seconds).

Chynna Butler

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Winters Mill, sophomore

Her talent as a sprinter gave Falcons coach Jim Shank room to move her to different events. At the county championships, Butler finished second in the 100 and ran legs of the second-place 400-relay squad and third-place 800-relay team. At the Class 2A West region meet, the repeat All-County choice was third in the 100, the 400-relay squad was first (51.4 seconds), and the 800-relay team was third.

Angelica Ervin

South Carroll, junior

She collected her first county championship when she won the 300 intermediate hurdles in 49.1 seconds. Ervin, who also ran on the 400-, 800- and 1,600-relay teams at the county championships, posted third-place showings in the 300 intermediate hurdles at the Class 2A West region and the MVAL's Piedmont Division championships.

Kaitlin Golden

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Westminster, senior

She took up the high jump for the first time this spring, but Golden's specialty was the pole vault. After placing second in the pole vault and third in the high jump at the county championships, Golden won a Class 4A North region crown by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches in the high jump and tying for second in the pole vault at the same meet. At the state championships, she cleared 8 feet, 6 inches to finish second in the pole vault.

Allison Hart

Winters Mill, freshman

With Katie Hertsch - the county's Performer of the Year in indoor track - playing lacrosse this spring, Hart filled the void as the team's long-distance threat. After third-place outings in both the 800 and 1,600 at the county championships, Hart took the 800 (2:30.0) and finished fourth in the 1,600 at the Class 2A West region meet. She was first in the 800 (2:33.9) and the 1,600 (5:42) at the MVAL's Piedmont Division championships.

Ashlee Horst

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Century, freshman

With Dickerson and Belsinger covering the sprints, Horst took care of the distance events. She captured the 800 (2:32.4) and ran fourth in the 1,600 at the county championships. Horst, an All-County pick in cross country last fall, was second in the 1,600 at the Class 2A West region meet. She also ran a leg of the 3,200-relay squad that won at the county (10:28.0) and MVAL's Piedmont Division (10:39) championships.

Bethaney Perna

Winters Mill, sophomore

She made her mark with her versatility. At the county championships, Perna took the discus throw (103 feet, 3 inches) and the pole vault (8 feet, 6 inches) and was second in the triple jump. She won the discus throw (109 feet, 3 inches) and placed fourth in the triple jump and pole vault at the Class 2A West region meet. Perna was second in the discus throw and sixth in the pole vault at the state championships.

Dana Reeser

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Century, sophomore

She earned her second straight appearance on the All-County team by winning her first state crown in the shot put (38 feet, 9 1/2 inches). Reeser, who also threw the discus, added that title to the ones she had picked up at the county (40 feet, 9 inches) and Class 2A West region (40 feet, 6 3/4 inches) championships. She was first in the shot put at the MVAL's Piedmont Division meet (40 feet, 9 1/4 inches).

Caitlin Riebau

Liberty, sophomore

After securing a county indoor track title with her teammates in the 3,200 relay, Riebau grabbed her very own this spring by winning the 1,600 in 5:40.3 at the county championships. She also placed fourth in the 3,200 and fifth in the 800. At the Class 2A West region meet, Riebau forged a third-place outing in the 800, a fourth in the 3,200 and a seventh in the 1,600.

Sieara Saunders

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Winters Mill, sophomore

She recorded her second straight appearance on the All-County team by repeating as the county 400 champion. Saunders took the event in 59.2 seconds, was second in the 200 and ran a leg of the runner-up 400-relay squad. At the MVAL's Piedmont Division meet, Saunders finished third in the 200 and 400, tied for third in the high jump, and ran a leg of the runner-up 400-relay team.

Sara Sollott

Winters Mill, sophomore

After placing second in the 100 high hurdles at the MVAL's Piedmont Division meet, Sollott reached the peak when she claimed the event at the county championships in 16.3 seconds. She was fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles and also ran a leg of the runner-up 400-relay team. Sollott posted a third-place outing in the 100 high hurdles and ran a leg of the winning 400- relay squad (51.4 seconds) at the Class 2A West region meet.

Lindsay Warfield

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South Carroll, sophomore

The two-time All-County selection in cross country earned her first appearance on the All-County track team by winning the 3,200 in 12:40.7 at the county championships. Second in the 3,200 and fifth in the 800 at the MVAL's Piedmont Division meet, Warfield finished third in the 3,200 at the Class 2A West region championships before slipping to ninth in the same event at the state meet.

Teresa Yannone

Century, junior

Last season's county Performer of the Year returned from the Class 2A state meet with her first crown, leaping 16 feet, 11 1/2 inches to take the long jump. Yannone, who was second in the triple jump at the state championships, placed second in both the long and triple jumps at the West region meet. She won both events at the county championships - 16 feet, 7 inches in the long jump and 33 feet, 8 inches in the triple jump.

Teams selected by Edward Lee


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