1994 All-metro Track And Field Team

June 11, 1994|By Lem Satterfield

BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR * Sam Singleton, Oakland Mills -- In only his third year as head coach for the Scorpions, Singleton led his squad to its second straight 2A state title, Oakland Mills' third state crown in the past four years. Oakland Mills set the 2A mark for most events won (10) and scored 141 points, which was more than double that of runner-up South River (63). It also surpassed last year's winning total of 111 points. For Singleton, 44, the lone setback was a second-place finish to Old Mill at the Arundel Relays. Old Mill has placed third and second in the past two 4A state meets. The Scorpions beat Baltimore City power Mervo, which has been second and third in the 4A states the past two years. "All year long we pushed for the counties, regionals and states. We definitely accomplished what we wanted to," Singleton said.

BOYS PERFORMER OF THE YEAR * Anthony Stuckey, Mervo, Sr. -- Stuckey was the glue that held Mervo's track team together, being a leader vocally and in pure speed. Stuckey won this year's regional and 4A state titles in the 400, with his state title-winning effort (48.44 seconds) being an area-best. Stuckey, the area's best 200-meter runner with a 21.5-second standard, sacrificed running that event in both the Baltimore City and state championships to participate in the Mustangs' relay teams. He has run on three of the four relay squads, including the 4A state champion 400 contingent. Stuckey was a member of the 400 and 1,600 squads that placed third -- the highest placement for American team behind the Jamaicans -- at the Penn Relays' Championship of America race. "Nobody beats him in the 400," said Coach Singleton. "He's a monster."

BOYS FIRST TEAM AT A GLANCE * Ben Braswell, Mervo, Sr. -- Braswell, a three-time All-Metro, won the Baltimore City and regional crowns in the long jump and had an area-best leap (22-3) for second place at the 4A states. He was second in the state in the 200 and third in the 100 and also was a member of the Mustangs' 400 and 1,600 relays, both of which placed third in the Penn Relays' Championship of America.

* Xavier Brisco, Oakland Mills, Sr. -- Brisco went undefeated in the 800, taking Howard County to regional and 2A state titles. His state-title clocking (1:55.6) was the area's fastest of the day.

* Jamie Davies, Catonsville, Sr. -- Davies, the All-Metro Runner of the Year in cross country, was equally successful in the 3,200. He won his Baltimore County and regional crowns before finishing first in the 2A states in the fastest time of the day (9:45.4). Davies also captured the county title in the 1,600.

* Paul Day, Chesapeake-AA, Sr. -- Day got on a roll at season's end to take the Anne Arundel County, regional and 4A state crowns. Day's state-title leap (13-0) avenged earlier losses to Perry Hall's David Russell, the runner-up.

* Damon Ferguson, Oakland Mills, Sr. -- Ferguson was a four-event gold medalist at the state meet, winning the 100 (11.1), the 200 (22.5) and the 400 (49.7) and anchoring the Scorpions' winning 1,600 relay. Ferguson, who was named Boys Performer of the Year for Howard County, set a county record with a time of 10.4 in the regionals in the 100. This after overcoming an early-season tear in his left hamstring.

* Tony Fowlkes, North County, Sr. -- Fowlkes won the Anne Arundel County and region crowns and was a 4A state runner-up in the 300 hurdles in an area-best 39.5.

* Matt Knights, Westminster, Sr. -- This repeat All-Metro improved on last year's fourth-place triple-jump effort by leaping 45-feet, 10 inches -- an area best -- for second in the 4A states this year. His personal best jump was 46-2 1/2 .

* Ryan Krulis, Severna Park, Sr. -- Krulis was first in Anne Arundel County, his region and third in the 4A states with a personal best and an area-high shot put toss (52-5).

* Kevin McKinney, Old Mill, Sr. -- This Anne Arundel County 100 -- champ overcame a hamstring injury to place second in the state meet in an area-best 11.02. McKinney's effort edged three-time All-Metro Ben Braswell, who was third.

* Antoine Nelson, Mervo, Sr. -- Nelson won his second straight Baltimore City title in the 110 hurdles, captured the regional crown and was a 4A state runner-up in an area-best 14.6. His best clocking was 14.5.

* Jason Reckner, Old Mill, Sr. -- Reckner was Anne Arundel County's 1,600 champ and his 4A state-title winning time (4:19.27) was an area best. Reckner also was a county champ and a state runner-up in the 3,200.

* David Russell, Perry Hall, Sr. -- This Baltimore County and regional champ consistently beat Day until being a 4A state runner-up to Day. Russell, who holds the personal-best vault of 13-8, was seventh out of 20 competitors at the Penn Relays.

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