All-metro Indoor Track And Field Teams

Girls

March 22, 2001|By STAN RAPPAPORT

Performer of the Year

Cori Koch

Towson

Competing in indoor track for the first time, Koch won the Class 2A-1A state title in the 3,200 meters with a 2A state-record time of 11:24.9, and finished second in the state in the 1,600 with a time of 5:19.2. Named the All-Metro cross country Runner of the Year in the fall, Koch began the season with tendinitis in both feet. Her coaches limited her action, and Koch, a junior, stayed in shape through physical therapy and swimming. Koch, who will compete in the mile and two-mile in the outdoor season, won the Baltimore County title in the 3,200 and finished second in the 1,600. She won both events at the regional level. She was named the Baltimore County/City Performer of the Year.

Coach of the Year

Kenny Mills

Mount de Sales

A former track and cross country runner at UMBC, Mills, 26, guided the Sailors, who finished in the middle of the pack last year in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland, to their first championship. Mount de Sales doesn't have a lot of stars, but Mills was able to get the most out of his athletes.

Rachel Clinton

Oakland Mills

A senior, Clinton won the 55-meter high hurdles at regionals (8.4) and the Class 2A-1A state meet (8.5). Clinton, who also competes in the 55 dash and 300, finished an impressive sixth (8.85) in the 60 high hurdles at the New Balance Indoor Championships in New York.

Tanesha Davis

Douglass

In her first season throwing the shot put, Davis, a senior, showed she's quick learner. She won Baltimore City and regional titles, then took second at the Class 4A-3A state meet with a throw of 36 feet 1 1/4 .

Kierney Hiteshew

Oakland Mills

A 5-foot-3 pole vaulter, Hite- shew cleared 9 feet 6 for the Scorpions at the Howard County meet and won in a jump-off. A senior, Hiteshew finished first at the regionals (9-10), then earned the state 2A-1A title by clearing 9-6.

Rolanda Howard

Long Reach

A senior team captain, Howard played a key role in leading the Lightning to Howard County, region and Class 3A-2A state championships. She was named Howard County's Performer of the Year. At the state meet, Howard was on the 800-meter relay team that won the team's only title, was on the second-place 1,600 relay team, took third in the 55 dash, and finished sixth in the 55 hurdles.

Erin Masterson

Annapolis

Anne Arundel County's top distance runner, Masterson, a senior, placed second in the 4A-3A state meet in the 1,600 meters (5:09.9, a Class 3A record) and was third in the 800 (2:22.8). Her time of 2:22.0 in the 800 set an Anne Arundel County meet record. She won the 1,500 (4:56.1) at the Pangaea Invitational and the 1,500 (4:50.5) at the National Guard.

Katie Riley

North Carroll

A junior, Riley won Carroll County, regional and Central Maryland Conference titles in both the 55-meter dash and 55 high hurdles. She set CMC records in the 55 dash (7.1) and the 55 hurdles (8.5). She was second in the hurdles at the Pangaea Invitational. Riley will play softball for the Panthers in the spring.

Eva Tukarski

Arundel

A senior, Tukarski was the captain and leader of the Wildcats team that finished first in the final Sun poll. Arundel was the Anne Arundel County champion and finished seventh in the 4A-3A state meet, and Tukarski was named Anne Arundel County Performer of the Year. Headed to the U.S. Navel Academy, Tukarski had fourth-place finishes at the state meet in the 300 meters (40.9) and 55 high hurdles (8.9). She also ran on relays.

Ashley Wall

Atholton

A senior, Wall set a Howard County record in the high jump this season by clearing 5 feet 7 at the Howard County relays. She earned jump high titles at the county (5-4), regional (5-4) and Class 2A-1A state levels. Wall, who also competed in the 55-meter high hurdles and relay events, finished third in the pentathlon at the Nike Indoor Championship at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex.

Cara Wettlaufer

C. Milton Wright

A first-team All-Metro selection in cross country, Wettlaufer finished third in the 1,600 meters (5:18.40) and seventh in the 800 (2:24.66) at the Class 4A-3A state championship. A senior, Wettlaufer also anchored the 3,200 relay team that finished fourth. She won the 800 (2:27.4) and was second in the 1,500 at the National Guard meet.

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