2000-2001 All-Baltimore City/County indoor track

High Schools

March 07, 2001

Boys

Co-top performers

Chris Wright, Mount St. Joseph, junior, and Nick Wright, Mount St. Joseph, senior: For these two Gaels standouts, the record speaks for itself. Chris Wright won MIAA championships in the mile (4:36.6) and 2 mile (MIAA record 9:54.3). He also placed second in the 3000 at the Pangea Invitational (9:06.2). At 1600 meters, he took second at the Dickinson Invitational (4:43), and also spent much of the season running, and scoring in, the 800, and running a leg on St. Joe's 3200 relay team, which took fifth at Dickinson and ninth at Princeton. Nick Wright, no relation, was a high jumper and hurdler second to none. He won high jump titles at the Dickinson Invitational and MIAA championships, also taking second in the event at the Towson Invitational and tying for third at Princeton. In the hurdles, he ran a season-best 7.5 before winning titles at the MIAA championships and both versions of the Dickinson Invitational, and took third at the Pangea Invitational. He also was a key cog on sprint and 1600 relay teams. Together, they led Mount St. Joe to another in a series of conference championships.

Coach of the Year

Gene Constantine, Mount St. Joseph: Constantine always has a way of bringing out the best in his athletes, as demonstrated by the Gaels' fifth straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association indoor championship. Looked to as a second father by many of his athletes, he has built a reputation over the years of always knowing when to push the right buttons. This season, led by co-top performers Chris Wright and Nick Wright, his squad won five events to outdistance Calvert Hall.

The team

Gary Bates, Randallstown, senior: The high-flying senior cleared a personal-best 6 feet, 10 inches at the West Side Invitational, and went on to capture county, region and Class 3A-2A state titles, the latter at 6-6. Bates also won the prestigious Pangea Invitational.

Jabari Bush, Mervo, junior: This long sprinter captured the 500 at the prestigious National Guard Games (1:07.3) before taking second in the City 300 and second in that same event at the Class 4A-3A state meet (35.95), helping the Mustangs to a tie for third place.

Will Epps, Randallstown, senior: This 280-pound football lineman dominated county shot-putters, capturing county and region titles before finishing third at the 3A-2A state meet. He threw 51 feet, 7 inches to win the West Side Invitational.

Kelley Jackson, Mervo, junior: The shot-putter built quite a hefty resume, winning city and region titles, and taking third at the 4A-3A state meet. He also won the prestigious National Guard Games and threw a personal-best 52 feet, 1.5 inches in taking second at Virginia Tech.

Mahatma Jackson, Calvert Hall, senior: Running with teammate Tim Rider step for step, Jackson took second in the MIAA in both the 55 (6.6) and 300 (35.6), and placed third in the 55 (6.5) at the National Guard Games.

Davon Johnson, Randallstown, senior: After recovering from a foot injury, the football running back won a county title in the 55 (6.5). He then went on to capture a region crown in that event before taking third at the 3A-2A state meet.

Rob Ludwig, Mount St. Joseph, junior: Attending summer pole vault camp helped the junior become one of the best around, clearing a meet-record 12 feet, 6 inches to win an MIAA championship. He has improved two feet since his sophomore season.

Mark McKenzie, Woodlawn, junior: The Warriors junior was the class of area hurdlers, winning county (7.5) and region titles, and taking fourth at the Pangea Invitationals. Only a false start kept him out of the running for a 4A-3A state title.

Aaron Reuwer, Dulaney, senior: This distance standout placed second in the 1600 at the Class 4A-3A state meet (4:29.0) and took sixth in the 800 at the same meet. He won the 800 at the county championships in 2:05.1 and finished third in the 1600.

Tim Rider, Calvert Hall, senior: Quite possibly the area's top sprinter, Rider won MIAA championships in the 55 (6.6) and 300 (34.9). Earlier in the season, the senior took second in the 55 (6.5) at the prestigious National Guard Games.

Cordis Stanfield, Milford Mill, senior: Stanfield won a county title in the 3200 and took region crowns in both the 1600 and 3200 before placing third at the 3A-2A state meet in each, finishing in 4:27.0 and 9:57.5, respectively. He also was third at the Pangea 1500 (4:16.43) and was part of the Millers' 1600 relay team that won regionals.

Tavone Stewart, Mervo, senior: Stewart won a city title in the 55 and placed second in that event at regionals. He ran a personal-best 6.4 at the Seton Hall Invitational, and also took fourth at the Prince George's-Baltimore City challenge.

Antonio Thomas, Woodlawn, senior: After winning the Pangea 500, and county titles in the 300 and 500, Thomas won the regional 300 and took second in the 500. Despite running with an injured hamstring, he still took fourth in the 300 and fifth in the 500 at the 4A-3A state meet.

Girls

Top performer

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