1995 All-Howard County cross country teams vTC

November 16, 1995|By Rick Belz

The boys

Runner of the Year: Steve Petro, Oakland Mills

Coach of the Year: Charlie Shoemaker, Wilde Lake

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

Steve Petro . .. .. .. O. Mills ... Sr.

Faisal Hasan ... .. .. W. Lake . .. Sr.

Mike French . .. .. .. Cent. ... .. Sr.

Zach Tropf .. .. .. .. Atholton ... Sr.

Michael Brosenne .. .. W. Lake . .. Sr.

Jeff Miner .. .. .. .. Howard .. .. Jr.

Jeff Olenick ... .. .. Cent. ... .. Jr.

Runner of the Year

Steve Petro, Oakland Mills, Sr.: Won nine straight races and lost only twice; county champ (15:58), 37 seconds faster than in 1994; Class 2A South Region champ (17:31); third at state Class 2A meet (17:25), 26 seconds faster than in 1994; won five invitationals (Howard County, Westminster, Pallotti, Arundel and Harford); first-team All-Metro last season.

Coach of the Year

Charlie Shoemaker, Wilde Lake: The Wildecats moved up to Class 2A but didn't miss a beat. With three returning starters they repeated as county champs, beating runner-up and preseason favorite Centennial by 14 points. The Wildecats also repeated as regional champs and again finished second in the state.

First team at a glance

Michael Brosenne, Wilde Lake, Sr.: Fifth at county championships (16:56); fourth at Class 2A South Region championships (18:42); 11th at state meet (18:07 ).

Mike French, Centennial, Sr.: Third at county championships (16:23); first at Class 3A East Region championships (17:16); third at state championships ( 17:23), 56 seconds faster than at states in 1994. All-County last year.

Faisal Hasan, Wilde Lake, Sr.: Second at the county championships (16:11), 30 seconds faster than in 1994; second at Class 2A South Region championships (17:58); third at Class 2A state meet (17:17) where he beat county champ Petro and ran 95 seconds faster than in 1994. All-County last year.

Jeff Miner, Howard, Jr.: Sixth at county championships (16:57); third at Class 3A East Region championships (17:49); 17th at state meet (18:06).

Jeff Olenick, Centennial, Jr.: Seventh at county championships (17:00); second at Class 3A East Region championships (17:31); ninth at state meet (17:52 ).

Zach Tropf, Atholton, Sr.: Fourth at county championships (16:50); fifth at Class 3A East Region championships (17:54; seventh at state meet (17:47), he cut 68 seconds off his 1994 state time. All-County last year.

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