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Funmi Alabi Long Reach

Alabi turned in some spectacular performances this winter, the best of which probably came at the Class 3A state meet. That's where the junior set a meet record by winning the 55 meters in 7.0 seconds, the state's top time this season, according to

That completed Alabi's sweep of the county, regional and state titles in the 55.

Kristen Brown McDonogh

The junior's versatility helped McDonogh become one of the area's top teams this season. She showed her various talents at the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland meet, where the Eagles finished second.

Brown won the 55, took second in the shot put and finished third in the long jump. It was an unusual combination of events, but she gave McDonogh 24 points.

Kellie Christian Catonsville

The junior won the 300 and 500 at the Baltimore County meet, and then went on to win the 300 at the Class 3A Central regional and state meets.

She should be one of the area's top sprinters outdoors in the spring.

Katie Harman River Hill

Coming off a dominant season in cross country in which she won a state title, Harman turned in another strong effort this winter. She again was one of the area's top distance runners and swept the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the Class 2A state meet.

The junior also was strong in the 800 meters, taking second in that event in the Howard County championship meet.

Jess Huber North Carroll

The senior just keeps getting better each season. Huber had little trouble winning the Class 4A state title in the pole vault this winter. It was her fourth state championship in the event.

Huber has won three state titles in a row in indoor track and captured one last spring outdoors.

Alyssa McClure Digital Harbor

McClure played a big role in the Rams' fourth-place finish in the in the Class 1A state meet. The sophomore was consistent throughout the season, helping Digital Harbor in a number of ways.

McClure capped off the season with strong performances in the Baltimore City, regional and state meets, sweeping the 55 and 300 in each.

Michelle Newman Eastern Tech

Newman helped the Mavericks in running and field events. This winter, she took second in the Class 2A state meet in the 300 after finishing fourth in Baltimore County and third in the region.

The senior decided to run in the 500 for practice, and she ended up breaking the school record by 5 seconds. Newman also ran in relays and did field events, taking second in the Nike Indoor Nationals in the triple jump.

Torrie Saunders Annapolis

The senior combined with Jessica Tongue to give Annapolis perhaps the best 1-2 tandem of sprinters in the state. Saunders and Tongue were dominant throughout the season and came up big in the postseason meets.

Saunders finished second in the 55 hurdles at the Class 3A state meet and fifth in the 300 to help the Panthers take fifth place.

Lacey Shuman Maryvale

This was Shuman's first year of high jumping, and the sophomore made quite a debut. Shuman set a school record with her jump of 5 feet, 7 inches to win the event at the IAAM championship meet.

Shuman plans to keep on jumping with the outdoor team this spring.

Erika Stasakova John Carroll

The senior had a strong indoor season after a good cross country campaign. Stasakova posted the fastest time in the state in the 3,200 meters (11:00.85) and also won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the IAAM championship meet.

Stasakova, a four-year varsity athlete, will run for Lafayette next year.

Jessica Tongue Annapolis

Tongue kept improving this year and worked with Torrie Saunders to help the Panthers consistently score points in sprints. The senior finished third in the 55 at the Class 3A state meet and third in the 55 hurdles.

Last year, Annapolis coaches had to persuade Tongue to try indoor track and she is now one of the area's top hurdler-sprinters.

Name School Class

Eryn Donaldson Mount Hebron Sophomore

Kathryn Franke Loch Raven Junior

Anna Grimes Meade Junior

Angela Humpbert Hammond Freshman

Amanda Kimbers McDonogh Junior

Emma Larkin Dulaney Senior

Maura Linde Century Freshman

Tyshia Oliver R.F. Lewis Senior

Brinae Robinson Western Freshman

Colleen Shea Seton Keough Senior

Rachel Sykes South Carroll Junior

Jen Whitfield South River Junior

Note: Teams selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Sun staff and area coachces.


No. School

1. Seton Keough

2. McDonogh

3. Hereford

4. Annapolis

5. Western

No. School

6. Loch Raven

7. Long Reach

8. Meade

9. South Carroll

10. Digital Harbor

Other teams considered --Arundel, Dulaney, North Carroll, River Hill, South River, Western Tech.

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