BOYS PERFORMERS TO WATCH
The sophomore stepped up during the indoor season and became one of the state's top distance runners. Bazell won the Class 3A-2A state title in the 3,200 meters and took second in the 1,600.
The Oregon-bound senior is one of the state's best high school distance runners in history. He also is a factor on the national level amd plays a big role in keeping the Bruins competitive.
Poly, middle distances
Gallman played a major role in Poly winning its first city and state indoor championships this winter. The senior won the Class 2A-1A state championship in the 500 and helped in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays.
Liberty, high jump
One of the area's top high jumpers, the senior won the Carroll County and regiona; titles last spring and also took second in the state in the 800.
Glen Burnie, sprints
He set the standard in indoor track this winter, twice posting the nation's best time in the 55 meters (6.28 seconds the first time and 6.21 a few days later). The senior won the Class 4A state title in the 100 last spring.
Mount St. Joseph, sprints
The versatile sophomore helped carry the Gaels to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference indoor championship.
The senior, who is the older brother of Mount St. Joseph's Duane Parker, is one of the state's top distance runners. The senior won three races to lead the Warriors to the Baltimore County championship in the winter.
The senior didn't run with the Raiders indoors but should have extra motivation this spring after losing close races to Howard's Joey Thompson in the 1,600 and 3,200 in last year's Class 2A state finals.
The junior played a big role in Howard winning last spring's Class 2A state championship by edging Atholton's Andrew Revelle for first in the 1,600 and 3,200.
The senior set a Class 3A and state record while winning the Class 3A-2A state title in the 800 (1 minute, 57.04 seconds) this winter.
Other notables -- J.P. Allera, Wilde Lake; Erik Anderson, Archbishop Curley; Darren Bell, Arundel; Darryl Bell, Pikesville; Chris Brewington, Howard; Matthew Brinkley, Meade; Zach Brown, Wilde Lake; Ben Burden, North Carroll; Mason Campbell, Towson; Josh Cole, Francis Scott Key; Andrew Darmody, Mount St. Joseph; Brent Dawson, Century; Angelo Diggs, Digital Harbor; Jermol Dix, Western Tech; Denard Drew, Woodlawn; Anthony Drumsgoole, Digital Harbor; Justin Fontanzo, Lansdowne; Danny Generette, Chesapeake-BC; Vance Gilmore, Pikesville; Pat Glassman, Loch Raven; Adam Graybeal, Glenelg; Jordan Harris, Mount St. Joseph; Chris Hawkins, Arundel; Jabari Hawkins, Pikesville; Anders Hulleberg, Park; Quentin James, Reservoir; Kwame Johnson, Parkville; Jackson Jordan, Mount Hebron; Greg Jubb, Loyola; Jason Kymingham, Glenelg; Arthur Leathers, Francis Scott Key; Eric Liberatore, Liberty; Terry Marshall, Meade; Thomas Meyer, Mount St. Joseph; Shawn Meyers, Perry Hall; Chris McIntosh, Franklin; Jonathan McMaster, Gilman; Tochi Odochi, Atholton; Matt Parks, Mount St. Joseph; Lemuel Pridgen, Poly; Marcus Randolph, Howard; Lee Reynolds, Poly; Isaac Richardson, Mervo; Roland Riviere, New Town; Zach Roth, Franklin; James Russell, Spalding; Justin Thomas, Digital Harbor; Vince Walsh, Dulaney; Henry Watts, Old Mill; Rob Wetzel, Archbishop Spalding; Sam Wilson, South River.
GIRLS PERFORMERS TO WATCH
Seton Keough, sprints-relays
The junior's versatility helped Seton Keough win its first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor title this winter. She won the 55-meter dash and triple jump and finished second in two other events at the meet.
The sophomore is one of the area's most versatile performers and should help keep McDonogh one of the top teams in the IAAM.
North Carroll, distances
The Syracuse-bound senior's two wins at the Class 3A-2A state title meet played a big role in the Panthers winning the team title. She was nearly unbeatable in cross country during her two years in that sport.
Mount Hebron, distances
Headed for Syracuse to team with North Carroll's Katie Hursey next year, the senior capped a strong winter by winning the 800 and 1,600 at the Class 3A-2A state meet.
Digital Harbor, sprints
Although just a freshman, she already is one of the area's top sprinters and middle-distance runners. She helped Digital Harbor to its first indoor state title (Class 2A-1A) with second-place finishes in the 55 and 300.
Malloy has quickly grown into a top distance runner. The sophomore took third place in Class 2A in cross country and second in the 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600 at the Class 3A-2A indoor state meet.
McDonogh, field events
Her throw of 40 feet, 6 inches was the best in the state in the indoor shot put. The senior will throw the discus this spring and also will help in relays.
The senior didn't run indoors after winning her third straight Class 2A state title in the fall. She has won two straight 800- and 3,200-meter state titles in outdoor track.
Aberdeen, middle distance
The senior won the 300 and and set a Class 3A record in the 500 at the indoor state meet last month.
Wright is coming off a spectacular indoor season that included victories in the 55 and 300 at the Class 4A-3A state meet. Before that, she walked away with four gold medals at both the Baltimore City and regional championships.
Other notables -- Cathy Agoris, Franklin; Funmi Alabi, Long Reach; Katie Apibunyopas, Dulaney;, Sara Bailey, C. Milton Wright; Christina Barnett, McDonogh; Elyse Borisko, Howard; Stephanie Caplan, Dulaney; Nicole Clark, Howard; Nicole Clarke, John Carroll; Nicole Curry, Arundel; Jermia Dix, Western Tech; Alyssa Doyle, Seton Keough; Kathryn Franke, Loch Raven; Demia Franklin, Digital Harbor; Mary Fromme, South River; Julie Gardner, Severna Park; Katie Harman, River Hill; Jocelyn Henline, Marriotts Ridge; Jess Huber, North Carroll; Kim Humpbert, Hammond; Alexis Hurd, North Carroll; Tashana Johnson, Western; Liya Kasimova, Severna Park; Amanda Kimbers, McDonogh; Hillary Lee, South River; Jessica Nazerinus, Chesapeake-AA; Michelle Newman, Eastern Tech; Camilla Nichols, Pikesville; Ujo Ofoche, Parkville; Tyshia Oliver, Reginald Lewis; Kate Paczynski, Liberty; Octavia Payne, Dulaney; Emily Powell, South Carroll; Marta Randall, Hereford; Auriel Reeser, Century; Brittany Richmond, Western Tech; Nicole Robinson, Atholton; Torrie Saunders, Annapolis; Colleen Shea, Seton Keough; Laura Shoemaker, Wilde Lake; Danielle Spencer, Pikesville; Jess Stadler, Perry Hall; Melissa Stansbury, Liberty; Erika Stasakova, John Carroll; Brooke Staton, McDonogh; Quantikia Stepney, Mervo; Kitria Stewart, Mervo; Alexandra Tanner, Bryn Mawr; Jessica Tongue, Annapolis; Jen Whitfield, South River; Courtney Williams, Loch Raven; Lindsay Wilson, Seton Keough.