In her first season of indoor track, the junior All-Metro sprinter finished second in the 200 meters at the 14th Hispanic Games in New York last weekend. Running on a banked track for the first time, Christian finished in 24.90 seconds, which ranks as the third-fastest time in the country this season. Christian, who played basketball last winter, won the 400-meter state Class 3A outdoor title and swept the 100, 200 and 400 meters at the Baltimore County championships last spring. She finished ninth last summer in the 400 at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. She has a 3.5 grade point average.
Others considered -- Jordan Clinton, Archbishop Spalding, basketball; Heather Schneck, Southern, basketball; Ellie Snyder, Atholton, basketball.
Howze had a second consecutive prolific game behind the three-point line, as he led the Clippers to a 63-47 upset at then-No. 6 Northwestern on Friday. Howze, a senior, scored 27 points -- on nine three-pointers -- and had six rebounds and three assists. Six of his threes came in the first half, as Patterson built a 31-20 lead. In the previous game -- a 63-47 win over Eastern Tech in the Gilman tournament -- Howze hit 10 three-pointers. Howze, who averaged 16.8 points last season, is averaging 19.2 points and six rebounds this season. He has a 3.0 grade point average.
Others considered -- Chris Day, Old Mill, basketball; Charlie Melesh, Annapolis, swimming; Sean Mosley, St. Frances, basketball; Matt Rum, Loyola, basketball; James Ways, Winters Mill, indoor track.