PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
It looks as if the winter respite the junior took from high school indoor track didn't hurt her. She registered three victories at the county championships -- winning the 1,600 in 5 minutes, 4.29 seconds, the 3,200 in 11:19.09 and the 3,200 relay in 9:49.59.
In the Class 2A South regional meet, Smith added a crown in the 800 (2:15.67) to the ones she gathered in the 1,600 (5:11.39), 3,200 (11:30.09) and 3,200 relay (9:47.17). Despite a controversial disqualification in the 1,600 at the state championships, Smith walked away with gold medals in the 800 (2:15.96) and 3,200 (11:02.30). Her victories at the state meet were repeats of last year's performances.
COACH OF THE YEAR
For the previous eight years, the Lightning has been the No. 1 target at the county championships, and in each year, the team has prevailed as the county titlist. This season was no different as Long Reach overcame a first-day deficit to Atholton and again claimed the crown.
The Lightning registered a third-place showing at the Class 3A East regional meet before fading to a tie for 12th at the state championships.
Name School Class
Elyse Borisko Howard Freshman
Jamese Cobb Long Reach Senior
Krissy Haley Mount Hebron Junior
Alyce Harrell Long Reach Junior
Tiffani Long Long Reach Senior
Liz McCarter Mount Hebron Junior
Lindsay Metzler Glenelg Senior
Devan Miles Long Reach Senior
Alana Nedd Atholton Senior
Nicole Robinson Atholton Junior
Laura Shoemaker Wilde Lake Freshman
Angeli Sivaraman Centennial Junior
Alison Smith Atholton Junior
Christine Vidmar Reservoir Senior
Note -- Team selected by Edward Lee after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.