PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
For the third time this school year, the junior earned the county's top honor for his continued success at the county, Class 4A East regional and state levels.
Centrowitz, who was the county's Runner of the Year in cross country in the fall and Performer of the Year in indoor track and field in the winter, captured the 1,600 at the county championships in 4 minutes, 25.34 seconds - a time that ranks fifth among metro-area athletes. At the regional meet, he won the 3,200 in 9:23.2, which led the metro area until he shaved nearly 10 seconds off that time to claim the state crown in the 3,200.
Centrowitz's time of 9:13.68 at the state championships is the fastest produced by a Maryland athlete this spring.
COACH OF THE YEAR
The Mustangs, who last collected a county title in 1988, returned to the winner's podium last month when they outdistanced Arundel for the championship. After the victory, Meade athletes and supporters began chanting "Coach of the Year" as Holder took the first-place trophy.
Holder, who was the county's Coach of the Year in indoor track for guiding the Mustangs to their first county crown since 1997, also helped Meade captured the Class 4A East regional title.
Name School Class
Matthew Brinkley Meade Soph.
Matthew Centrowitz Broadneck Junior
David Cross Arundel Senior
Marcus Downs Annapolis Junior
Damien Kinchen Annapolis Senior
Greg Marshall Arundel Senior
Terry Marshall Meade Junior
David Matthews Arundel Senior
Justin Murdock Glen Burnie Soph.
Carlos Perkins Annapolis Junior
Brandon Randolph Old Mill Senior
Anya Uzoh Meade Junior
Robert Wetzel Arch. Spalding Junior
Malik Zafar Meade Junior
Note -- Team selected by Edward Lee after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.