Athletes of the Week



Jamal Barney

Southwestern, basketball

Barney was outstanding in last week's Basketball Academy Tournament at Morgan State, where the 6-foot-2 junior swingman twice scored more than 30 points - more than half of his team's points in each game - to lead the Sabers to an 11-0 record with victories over Cardozo of Washington and then-No. 9 Randallstown.

In Thursday's 65-47 victory over Cardozo, Barney scored 37 points, including three three-pointers, and had 15 points in the third quarter.

In Saturday's 61-49 victory over Randallstown, Barney scored 16 of the Sabers' 20 third-quarter points on the way to a 31-point outing.


Theresa Lewis

Western, indoor track

The junior hurdler posted the fastest time in the country this season by a high school girl for the 55-meter high hurdles, 8.02 seconds at last week's Montgomery Invitational.

This isn't Lewis' first hurdling record. She set a state Class 3A mark of 14.23 seconds in the 100-meter high hurdles in May's state outdoor track and field championships.

Over the summer, Lewis' time of 13.48 in the 100 hurdles won her a silver medal at the Amateur Athletic Union National Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lewis, an All-Metro selection last year in indoor and outdoor track for the No. 1 Doves, won Baltimore City and regional titles in the 55-meter hurdles last indoor season and finished second in the state Class 4A-3A finals. She also won a city title last season in the 55-meter dash.

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The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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