Boys team at a glance THE 1993 ALL-METRO TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

June 14, 1993|By Lem Satterfield

Michelle Smith of Old Mill and Ben Braswell of Mervo were identified incorrectly in photographs that appeared in Monday's editions featuring the All-Metro track and field team.

The Sun regrets the errors.

* COACH OF THE YEAR: Freddie Hendricks, Mervo -- His Mustangs dethroned three-time Maryland Scholastic Association champion Poly, 138-70, and crushed regional runner-up High Point, 157-91, before losing to 4A state champ Quince Orchard by 1 1/2 points. "The guys were a little disappointed with second place," said Hendricks, who is assisted by Ron Taylor and Ron Neal, "but they realize some teams have been to states for years without touching a runner-up plaque. We got it first try."

* PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Jason Fullmer, South River, Sr. (events: 110, 300 hurdles) -- A second-team All-Metro pick last year, Fullmer is the Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Male Track Performer of the Year. Fullmer, who is headed for Virginia Tech, repeated as state champ in the 110-meter high hurdles (14.5 seconds) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (38.74). To win the 110 county title, Fullmer posted an area-best time of 13.8 seconds to set a county meet record and tied the county mark (38.4) in winning the 300. He also won both titles in the regionals. Fullmer, who placed fourth nationally in the decathlon last summer, recently received the Distinguished Athlete Award from the U.S. Marine Corps and the Scholar Athlete Award from the Army Reserve.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

* Charles Adams, Perry Hall, Sr. (shot put) -- This 6-foot-4, 295-pound All-Metro football player is headed for Cheyney State to play football. An honorable mention in track last year, Adams won the Class 4A state shot put title for the second straight year with his throw of 54 feet, 6 inches. Overall, Adams has won six county and four regional titles.

* Jim Banach, Perry Hall, Soph. (100 --) -- Banach, who posted an area-best 10.89-second effort for third place in the 4A states, was unbeaten through his county title-winning effort, including two victories over two-time MSA champ Ben Braswell (Mervo). A regional runner-up, he'll be strong again next season.

Ben Braswell, Mervo, Jr. (long jump) -- A repeat All-Metro pick, Braswell was a 4A state runner-up in the long jump in 22-2 1/4 -- shy of his MSA winning leap of 22-3. He was voted the outstanding performer at the MSA meet, winning the long jump and the 100 (10.9), and being a member of the MSA, regional and 4A state champion 400 relay team. He was also a member of the regional and state champion 800 relay squad.

Josh Crone, Francis Scott Key, junior (pole vault) -- Crone, the Carroll County, regional and 1A state champ, routinely jumped nearly 13 feet, clearing that height four times this season. He won the state crown with a leap of 13-6, but previously vaulted 13-8 to win the Monocacy Valley Athletic League crown.

* Jamal Dixon-Hawkins, Old Mill, Sr. (discus) -- The 6-3, 265-pound senior is the Anne Arundel County, regional and 4A state champion discus thrower. He holds the school record with a toss of 164-2. Dixon-Hawkins, who bench presses 315 pounds, was unbeaten in the discus this season and was a shot put and discus county and regional champ. A state runner-up in the shot with a toss of 52-7 3/4 , Dixon-Hawkins is considering St. Augustine's and the University of North Carolina.

* Damon Ferguson, Oakland Mills, Jr. (400) -- Howard County's Performer of the Year posted an area-best 49.3 seconds to win the 2A state title, was a 2A state runner-up in the 200 (22.31) and third in the 100. He anchored the 1,600 relay to a 2A state title. Ferguson was the county champ in the 100 and 400, a county runner-up in the 200 and anchored the winning 400 relay squad. In the regions, he won the 400, was a 100 and 200 runner-up and anchored the winning 400 relay.

* Ed Hogan, Glenelg, Sr. (3,200) -- This Howard County, regional and 2A state champ in the 3,200 follows his brother, Gerard, who received All-Metro honors last season. Hogan's personal best time in the states (9 minutes, 43.60 seconds) was also an area best. A 4.0 student, Hogan is headed for the University of Maryland.

* Steve Kahler, Westminster, Jr. (1,600) -- Unbeaten in the area, ,, Kahler won the Carroll County and regional crowns before finishing second in 4:27.4 to Quince Orchard's two-time 4A champ, Troy Harry. Other than Harry -- who earlier had beaten him -- Kahler did not lose again.

* Matt Knights, Westminster, Jr. (triple jump) -- Despite a strained back, Knights -- Carroll County's Performer of the Year -- triple jumped 44-2 for fourth in the 4A state meet. He owns a school-record and area-best leap of 46-9 1/2 and has triple jumped more than 45 feet in all but two meets. Knights was the county champ in the long jump and triple jump and was a member of two county championship relay teams. In the regional, Knights was second in the triple and third in the long jump.

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