1995 All-Baltimore City/Baltimore County cross country teams

November 16, 1995|By Steven Kivinski

The boys

0 Runner of the Year: Cory Smith, Calvert Hall

Coach of the Year: Jerry Martin, Perry Hall

Name .. .. .. .. .. .. School .. .. Yr.

Cory Smith .. .. .. .. C. Hall . .. Sr.

Doug Stewart ... .. .. C. Hall . .. Sr.

Eric Linder . .. .. .. C. Hall . .. Jr.

David Chalmers . .. .. Gilman .. .. Jr.

Ted Wasserman .. .. .. Gilman .. .. Sr.

Steve Moxey . .. .. .. Curley .. .. Sr.

John Supsic . .. .. .. Curley .. .. Sr.

Joe Smith ... .. .. .. Parkville .. Sr.

Anders Fristedt ... .. McDngh .. .. Sr.

Alex Taylor . .. .. .. McDngh .. .. Jr.

Garth Terry . .. .. .. McDngh .. .. Jr.

Mike Curtis . .. .. .. Mervo ... .. Sr.

Shawn Sullivan . .. .. Dulaney . .. So.

Coach of the Year

Jerry Martin, Perry Hall: Martin must be doing it with mirrors. Despite the fact that none of his runners were selected to the All-City/County team, the Gators still managed to win county and region championships this fall. Martin's boys also won the Knights' Invite at Baybrook Park, defeating Calvert Hall and Wilde Lake, and they were third at Lake Forest (Del.) and Harford invitationals. "You do all of your coaching the year before, then it's just a matter of doing the training properly," said Martin, who gave runners Jason Harle, Ryan Alessi, Chris Horodowicz, Matt Hester, Omar Knight, Kirk Bouffard, Eric Swartz, Ken Glatt and John Bogden all the credit for Perry Hall's 10th straight county title. "They knew what the job was going into the season and we already have an idea of what we need to do next season."

Runner of the Year

Cory Smith, Calvert Hall, Sr.: Smith, who was selected Baltimore City/County Runner of the Year last year, set seven course records this season and repeated as champion of the highly competitive Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. He won and set records at the Anne Arundel, Meade, Jack Griffen and Knights invitationals, breaking most of the marks by a substantial margin. "I still don't know how good he is because he has not had anyone close to him and he has not been pushed," said Calvert Hall coach Jim McCoach. "I've haven't had a runner like this in 20 years."

First team at a glance

David Chalmers, Gilman, Jr.: Chalmers was runner-up at the Anne Arundel, Spiked Shoe and Pallotti invitationals, won four of six of his team's dual meets, and was third at the MIAA championship at Goucher. "He went up against the top runners and always managed to finish second or third," said Gilman coach Jack Thompson.

Mike Curtis, Mervo, Sr.: Curtis won the Baltimore City championship at Herring Run Park and was champion at the Class 4A East regional meet at Oregon Ridge. At states, Curtis shot out front early but couldn't hold the pace and finished 16th. He also won the Spingarn Invitational in D.C. and the Mustang Invitational at Herring Run. "He has a very competitive nature," said Mervo coach Ronald Neal. "He doesn't like to lose."

Anders Fristedt, McDonogh, Sr.: Fristedt set a course record and won the Spiked Shoe meet at Hopkins and was second only to Cory Smith at several events, including the Knights Invite, Meade Autumn Classic and the MIAA championships. "Anders will go on to be a great college runner," said McDonogh coach Jeff Sanborn. "He has a real devotion and passion for the sport."

Eric Linder, Calvert Hall, Jr.: Linder finished eighth at the MIAA championships and 10th at the Meade Autumn Classic. "Eric can run with anybody," said McCoach. "I think people will be %J surprised that Calvert Hall has another up-front guy again next year."

Steve Moxey, Curley, Sr.: Moxey was fourth at the Jack Griffen Invitational in Frederick, was fifth at the MIAA championships and Spiked Shoe meet and was third at the Pallotti Invitational. He ran his best time of the season (15:30) at the Vulcan 5K Classic in Birmingham, Ala. "He's always had the potential, but he finally got serious this season," said Curley coach Gene Hoffman.

Joe Smith, Parkville, Sr.: Smith was perfect in the three meets that count most as he emerged as champion in the county, region and state meets. His time of 16:49 was the best of any runner competing in the state competition. He finished second at the Goucher Invitational and was sixth at the Meade Autumn Classic. "He is a very fluid runner," said his coach, Jesse Hannon. "He doesn't have a lot of wasted motion."

Doug Stewart, Calvert Hall, Sr.: Despite battling a viral infection all season, Stewart still managed to finish fourth at the MIAA championships and third at the Anne Arundel Invitational. "He's still not back more than 80 percent and even at that he is still an All-Metro runner," said McCoach. "He was our unsung hero."

Shawn Sullivan, Dulaney, Soph.: Sullivan saved his best races for last as he claimed second in the county, region and state meets. "He joined the team last year and he's just gotten better and better," said Dean. "He would have been county champion if Joe Smith hadn't been there."

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