Denny Snyder and Diane Spalt, North Carroll: North Carroll's co-coaches helped guide the Panthers to county, region and Central Maryland Conference titles, not to mention the No. 2 ranking in the metro area. They then went on to post a runner-up finish at the Class 3A state meet, second only to top-ranked Dulaney. Led by five all-county runners, the Hampstead team dominated local competition. The highlight, however, came when North Carroll played host to the CMC meet and posted its first league championship since 1987, placing five runners among the top 10. It was a doubly good day for Snyder, who earlier that morning had beaten his personal goal of 3 hours, 30 minutes at the Baltimore Marathon, an event for which he had spent the fall training with his team. Snyder was also The Sun's county baseball Coach of the Year last spring.
Tarynn Barker, North Carroll: This perennial all-county pick wrapped up a stellar prep career in style, recovering from early-season injuries to post runner-up finishes at both the county and Central Maryland Conference meets. The senior also took third at the Westminster Invitational, sixth in the region and 20th at the Class 3A state meet, helping the Panthers to a second-place team finish.
Kim Daut, North Carroll: Daut began her junior year with a 22nd-place finish at the 27-team Spiked Shoe Invitational and finished it with a seventh-place finish in the Central Maryland Conference and 10th in the county. Two of the junior's best performances came at the Lancer and Westminster Invitationals, where she finished in 21:09 and 21:10, respectively, to finish among the top 15. She even relaxed the team with her singing before meets.
Elly Eaton, South Carroll: The freshman displayed limitless potential in her rookie season, taking third in the county, eighth in the Central Maryland Conference and ninth in the region for the Cavaliers. If she stays healthy, she could be battling Hawes for county supremacy for years to come.
Amy King, North Carroll: King played a critical role in helping North Carroll claim the county championship, placing sixth in the meet at Western Maryland College. The senior also finished 12th at the Central Maryland College meet, 12th at the Class 3A, West regional, 13th at the Westminster Invitational and 23rd at the Class 3A state meet.
Lindsey Schwartz, South Carroll: Staying healthy for the first time in her career, Schwartz took fourth in the county, ninth in the Central Maryland Conference, 10th in the Westminster Invitational and 13th in the Class 3A, West regional. What's more, the senior played the role of leader to a young team, and worked harder than ever before after losing her billing as the team's No. 1 runner.
Cheryl Williams, North Carroll: The senior fought through injuries to become North Carroll's top performer at the Class 3A state meet, taking 11th to help the Panthers claim second place. She also placed fourth at the Central Maryland Conference championships - third among county competitors - and fifth at both the Westminster Invitational and Class 3A, West regional.
Katy Winemiller, North Carroll: Winemiller was the second Panther to cross the line at the county championship meet, taking fifth overall to help lead her team to victory. The senior also placed fourth in her region, sixth in the Central Maryland Conference - fourth among county runners - eighth at the highly competitive Westminster Invitational and a solid 22nd at the Class 3A state meet, and had nine top 10 finishes.
The Baltimore Sun 2001 All-Carroll County cross country teams were selected by Rich Scherr after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.