1996 All-Carroll County Track and Field teams

June 02, 1996|By Jeff Seidel


Coach of the Year

Rich Salkin, Francis Scott Key: Salkin's team had plenty of talent but little experience and he helped the Key boys win the Class 1A state title for the second time in four years. He did a good job of finding points in a large variety of places and continues the strong tradition at Key -- which now has won six state titles. The Eagles should continue to do well, because they are loaded with underclassmen.

Performer of the Year

Scott Glover, Francis Scott Key, sophomore: more: Glover was one of Class 1A state champion Key's biggest scorers this season. In the state championship meet, his victory in the 800 and second-place finish in the 400, plus work on the 1,600 and 3,200 relays (first and second, respectively), helped bring in 36 points for the Eagles. He also scored just as well for Key in four events apiece in the county and region meets. "Scott was a reliable winner," said his coach, Rich Salkin.

The team

Bobby Bollinger, Francis Scott Key, junior: He simply keeps on winning. Bollinger took his third county title in the shot put and added his second MVAL championship and a region title before finishing third in the state. He took fourth in the state last year and keeps performing in the big meets.

Tony Cahoon, Francis Scott Key, senior: The pole vaulter rebounded from a late-season slump to do some of his best work once again. After struggling in the MVAL meet, Cahoon came back to win the county, region and state titles. His vault of 12-6 at the states gave him a second straight championship -- up from his 11-6 effort of a year ago. Salkin said he was proud of how Cahoon came back to do well in the biggest meets of the season.

Danny Carter, Westminster, junior: A consistent runner who won the 800 at the county meet and took second to teammate Mike Recek at the region meet. He also finished second in the CMC meet in the 800 (1: 59.8) and broke two minutes at the state meet despite not scoring or placing.

Pat Chittchang, South Carroll, junior: One of the county's top field people, he swept the high, triple and long jumps at the county meet. Chittchang also took second in the triple jump and fourth in the high jump in the region. In the CMC meet, he took second in the triple jump, third in the long jump and fifth in the high jump. He added eighth-place finishes in both at the state meet.

Eric Giffi, North Carroll, senior: He helped the Panthers with several strong performances in the sprints. Giffi took third in the 200 and 400 in the county meet. He also finished third in the 400 at the CMC meet while taking fifth in the 200 in the region.

Aaron Howard, Francis Scott Key, sophomore: more: Howard also brought in several points in several places for Key and combined with Glover to form a potent combination. In the state meet, he helped score 24 points with a victory in the 400 plus his work on the fourth-place 800 relay and first-place 1,600 relay. Howard also won the county and region titles in the 400.

Cortney Howard, Francis Scott Key, senior: nior: Another consistent performer and leader for the Eagles, he helped Key in several areas. He took second in the long jump, third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the triple jump at the states. At the county meet, Howard was second in the triple jump, 110 hurdles and long jump, plus fourth in the 300.

Corey LaPrade, Westminster, junior: He helped a strong Westminster team in the sprints. LaPrade finished second in the 100 and 200. He also ran well on the 400- and 800-meter relays that the Owls won in the county.

Mike Merker, Westminster, junior: Despite missing three weeks with a hip injury, Merker recovered to take second in the state in the 300 hurdles. He also won the 110 hurdles in the county and took second in the 300 hurdles. He added a victory in the region's 300, plus a third-place performance in the 110 hurdles.

Casey Norris, Francis Scott Key, junior: Another versatile performer who helped at the states in the 300 (second), plus the 800 and 1,600 relays (fourth, first). He did just as well in other big meets, finishing second in the 300 hurdles at the region and third at the county meet, and running on the strong Key relay teams.

Dave Reazin, Westminster, senior: He won the county 300 hurdles title and added a second-place finish in the 110 hurdles. He took second (110) and third (300) in the CMC hurdles while doing nearly as well in the region meet. Reazin took fourth in the 110 and fifth in the 300 there.

Mike Recek, Westminster, senior: He finished his Westminster career with another strong season after being named the county's Runner of the Year in the fall. Recek captured the county's 1,600- and 3,200-meter titles and took the regional 1,600 while finishing second in the 3,200. He ended the season with a strong third-place finish in the state 3,200.

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