High School sports

Girls outdoor track: Athletes to watch

Alexis Franklin

Old Mill, senior


The Ohio State-bound athlete is hoping to follow up a strong indoor season with another good effort outdoors. Franklin has been nationally ranked and can run sprints, hurdles and relays.

Autumne Franklin


McDonogh, senior

Franklin's versatility has helped make McDonogh nearly impossible to beat the past few years. She's going to Harvard next year and should give the Crimson's track team plenty of help as well.

Ellie Gonzalez

Catholic, sophomore

Already one of the best distance runners in the state, Gonzalez won the IAAM cross country title in the fall and took the 1,600 and 3,200 at the indoor track championship meet with ease.

Elizabeth Harper

Northwestern, junior

A big reason Northwestern is suddenly becoming a solid team in Baltimore City and Class 1A, Harper helped score points in four events at the indoor state meet. That enabled the Wildcats to finish second as a team.


Erika Hurd

Manchester Valley, senior

Hurd won the Class 1A high jump indoor title and has six state championships during her high school career. She's also a strong runner who can get her team points on the track.

Michelle Keller

Liberty, junior

Keller has the new kind of versatility that more athletes are displaying these days. She finished second in Class 2A in the high jump and shot put during the indoor season, an unusual combination.


Racquel Moses

Milford Mill, senior

Moses always gives the Millers points in the sprints and hurdles. At the indoor state meet, she won the 300 and also ran on the winning 800 relay team, helping Milford Mill take second in Class 3A.

Hannah Oneda

Winters Mill, senior

Oneda is headed to Johns Hopkins in the fall, and area distance runners will be glad to see her go. The reigning All-Metro Cross Country Runner of the Year has became almost unbeatable in the past two years, winning two state titles indoors while setting records both times.


Emily VandeWater

Hereford, senior

VandeWater has gotten lost in the shadows a bit competing on some very deep Hereford teams throughout her varsity career. But she has been an important part of the distance team, giving the Bulls points over and over again.

Michaela Wilkins

Mount Hebron, senior

A solid middle-distance runner with speed, Wilkins took third in the state (Class 3A) in the 500 and won the 800 indoors this winter. She can also run relays.



Natalie Alper, Atholton

Shawnta Bradford,


Ashley Brannock, Franklin

Marina Butler-Duncan,


Bryn Mawr

Jessica Caldwell, McDonogh

Sara Carter, Hereford

Erin Causey, Hereford

Paige Chapman,

Harford Tech


Holly Cook, John Carroll

Nicole Dawson, Hammond

Imani Daye, Northwestern

Deonna Diggs, Meade

Mykael Dixon, Milford Mill

Isabel Griffith, Dulaney


Jessica Harris,

Mount de Sales

Lakin Hatcher, McDonogh

Ashley Hayes, Severna Park

Sidney Hayes, McDonogh

Tiffany Lang, Oakland Mills


Kara Lingenfelter,


Ashley Linton, Western Tech

Christine London, Howard

Maggie Rampolla, Maryvale

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Sarah Rinehart, Liberty


Ashley Ross, Liberty

Emily Ruppel, Loch Raven

Jamie Russell, Liberty

Taylor Stillings, Liberty

Stephanie Taylor, Maryvale

Rachel Yep, Mount Hebron