1999 All-Baltimore City/County track and field teams -- BOYS

June 04, 1999

Boys Performer of the Year

Alan McDavid, Calvert Hall, junior: Almost an assured 30-plus point scorer in every Cardinal meet, McDavid dominated the sprint triple (100-200-400) during the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association outdoor season, just as he had done indoors. He's a strong anchor for Calvert Hall's 400-meter relay team and, of course, can run the fastest leg on the 1,600 relay team when called upon. He registered a sprint triple at the Mount St. Joseph Invitational and set a meet record in the 200 (21.7) at Glenelg.

Boys Coach of Year

Mary Bondyra, Calvert Hall: Completing her 10th year of coaching at the school after graduating from Towson University in 1987, the chemistry teacher has always had the Cardinals at or near the top of the rankings. "And," she said, "make sure to point out that the assistants, Larry Wineke [throws] and Charlie Reynolds [distance] have had as much to do with it as anyone."

The boys team

Joel Brown, Woodlawn, senior: Here's an indication of Brown's versatility -- beaten in his specialty, the 110 high hurdles, when he found himself unexpectedly clipping the fences, Brown roared back and registered the area's best time in the 200 dash in 21.2 seconds. Winner of a national schoolboy indoor title in the high hurdles, Brown took both hurdles and was second in the 200 at the Class 3A state championships after taking the three events at the Class 3A North regionals. He will attend Ohio State in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.

Norman Forrest, Mervo, junior: Forrest was the second half of Mervo's dynamic duo in the hurdles and jumps. He won both jumps at the City and Class 4A North region meets, was second in the City 300 intermediate hurdles, and is an excellent relay performer.

Steve Harris, Poly, junior: The city 300 intermediate hurdles champ, Harris was second in the high hurdles and a reliable leg on Poly's 400- and 800-relay teams. He helped his team to a second-place finish in the Class 2A East regional at Stephan Decatur High School in Berlin.

Felix Isuk, Gilman, senior: He's the metro area's best thrower with heaves of 55 feet, 7 inches in the shot put and 156-10 in the discus. He's also a three-time private schools shot-put champ indoors, in addition to winning the shot and discus outdoors twice apiece. Isuk is an All-Metro linebacker in football headed for Harvard, where he will major in biomedical engineering.

Aaron Johnson, Calvert Hall, senior: Picking up where teammate Alan McDavid leaves off in the sprints, Johnson is the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association's best at 800 meters and was just as solid in the 1,600 until falling victim to Loyola's Chris Knott's 4: 23.1 1,600 in the league title meet. Johnson consistently runs a sub-two minute 800 and anchors Calvert Hall's area-best 3,200 relay quartet (8: 05.3). Besides winning the MIAA 800, he won the same event at the Mount St. Joseph and Glenelg Invitationals.

Clevon Johnson, Woodlawn, junior: A consistent performer in the 800 -- Warriors coach Mike Sye said a 1: 55 is just ahead for him -- Johnson notched a 1: 58.1 while capturing the Baltimore County title after a 4: 29.4 gave him second in the 1,600. He won the Class 3A state 800 and is a solid anchor on Woodlawn's usually successful 3,200 relay squad, which won the Baltimore County Relays and was second at the Anne Arundel County Relays.

Tim Knapp, Calvert Hall, senior: A solid, second-place backup to teammates Alan McDavid and Aaron Johnson in the 400 and 800, Knapp is just as valuable on Calvert Hall's 1,600 and 3,200 relay squads. Knapp captured the 800 in the Maryland Private Schools Championships.

Eric King, McDonogh junior: King's best performance came at the Maryland Private Schools Invitational, in which he captured the long jump and 100 meters. Earlier, at the MIAA championships, he was second in the long jump and ran a leg on a pair of victorious relay teams. He was second in the 100 at the Knights Invitational.

Chris Knott, Loyola, senior: Few in attendance will forget Knott's wire-to-wire win in the 1,600 at the MIAA championship meet. The field stood little chance when he opened up with a 60-second first 400 meters, hit the halfway mark in a sub-2: 05 on the way to a 4: 23.1 triumph. He was nearly as dominating in the 3,200 while running 9: 39.4. He won the 3,200 at Mount St. Joseph. Knott is headed for Texas A&M in the fall.

Glenn Littlefield, Mount St. Joseph, senior: He rarely lost indoors or out as the MIAA champion. Automatic at 6-4, and a likely 6-6 if pushed in the high jump, Glenn won the Mount St. Joseph Invitational and the Gilman Relays. He also can do a serviceable job throwing the discus and shot put, long jumping, and running a 400 relay leg when called upon.

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