BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR
BROTHER BRIAN VETTER,
Mount St. Joseph
Only dual-meet loss was to Poly, and for that meet and MSA's Gaels didn't have several boys because of disciplinary reasons. . . . Came to St. Joe in 1972, but next fall he'll be in Bolivia, teaching and possibly coaching at a mission school run by Xaverian brothers.
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
TRAMONT EVANS, Poly
senior, hurdles, TJ, relays
Dominated MSA hurdles with bests of 14.3 in 110 highs and 38.2 in 300 intermediates. . . . Also took triple jump with leap of 45-3 1/2 . . . . Leading figure on relay teams that posted area bests, 42.2 in 4x100 and 3:21.62 in 4x400. . . . Plans to race and play football at Lafayette.
BILL ATWELL, Northeast
Superb series of throws at Anne Arundel championships left him No. 2 on area's all-time list. . . . Peaked with effort of 169-11. . . . Led all four classes at state meet with throw of 157-0 that took 2A honors. . . . Second-year thrower will play football at Bowie State.
BILAL BAHAR, Forest Park
Rookie led area in long jump with 22-8 1/2 at MSAs. . . . Also triple-jumped 45-6 1/2 , but was disqualified because he was entered in five events, one more than the allowable. . . . Sprinted 10.7 and 22.3 in dual meets. . . . Quarterbacks the Foresters football team.
BEN BRASWELL, Mervo
sophomore, 100, LJ, relays
Surged in last 30 meters to take MSA 100 in an area-leading 10.4. . . . Was fourth in MSA long jump, well-below personal best of 22-2. . . . Anchored championship 4x100 relay (42.3) and ran third leg on title-winning 4x400, which had best of 3:25.12. . . . 200 best of 22.1.
VICTOR CARTER-BEY, Gilman
senior, shot put
Broke Ray Chester's 26-year-old MSA record in the shot put, reaching 56-3 1/2 . . . . Was fourth in MSA discus; had seasonal best over 138. . . . Cleared six feet in MSA high jump. . . . This is probably his third sport, since he plans to play football and basketball at Johns Hopkins.
@GERARD HOGAN, Glenelg
Area's top all-around distance talent. . . . Won state 2A titles with seasonal bests of 4:29.6 in the 1,600 and 9:42.6 in the 3,200. . . . Out of slow heat, got sixth in state 800 in 2:00.5. . . . Valedictorian will attend Villanova on presidential scholarship.
SAM LOMAX, North County
junior, 400, 800
Led area in 400 with 48.6 that earned him 4A honors and fastest time of day at state meeting. . . . Fourth in state 800 with 1:58.1, was only area boy to break two minutes in more than two meets. . . . In between those two state races, he was spitting up blood.
OMAR NIXON, Poly
senior, 200, 400
Area's most consistent performer in the two events he dominated. . . . Won MSA 400 with seasonal-best 48.7, and dipped to 21.3 in 200 semis. . . . Joined Evans on area's fastest 4x100 and 4x400 relays, and he has body for 800. . . . Headed to Colgate University.
GREG SUTTON, Perry Hall
Scored 24 of Gators' 51 1/2 points at state 4A championships. . . . Defended his high jump title with clearance of 6-6, reached 45-4 1/2 in triple jump for another first-place finish and was fourth in long jump with best of 21-7 1/2 . . . . Will attend Navy.
ANTHONY WALKER, North County
senior, 100, 200
Would have won state 4A 100 if race didn't include nation's top sprinter. . . . Had best of 10.5, rarely slower than 10.6. . . . Fourth in state 200 in 21.9. . . . Anne Arundel and region champ in both races. . . . All-Metro footballer headed to Syracuse, where he will