Players To Watch


Track And Field

March 20, 2002

Novia Brown

Milford Mill, sprints

In her first indoor season this past winter, she won three state gold medals -- 300, 500 and 1,600-meter relay -- as the Millers captured the Class 3A-2A title.

Lauren Centrowitz

Broadneck, distance

The All-Anne Arundel County Performer of the Year in cross country and indoor track, she upset Dulaney's Tenke Zoltani in the 1,600 in the 4A-3A outdoor meet.

Jeanette Curtis

Mount Hebron, hurdles

After a disappointing last spring, Curtis looks to rebound. Her indoor season -- county, region and state titles indoors in the 55 hurdles -- indicates that she will.

Maleka Diggs

Annapolis, high jump

Diggs posted an area-best height of 5 feet, 6 inches in the indoor high jump. She was the only Anne Arundel girl to win a 3A-2A state title.

Mariama Gondo

Western, sprints

The All-Baltimore City/County Performer of the Year last spring, she finished second in the 55 at the state indoor meet.

Christine Myers

Dulaney, distance

Second-team All-Metro last year, she recorded her best time (5:12.10) in the 1,600 to place fourth at the 4A-3A state indoor meet.

Shade Smith

Hammond, sprints

She missed last season's region and state meets with a hamstring pull, but showed her capability in the indoor season by winning the 55 at the 3A-2A state meet.

Angie Watkins

Long Reach, sprints

Part of a 3A state title team, she ran on a gold-medal 800 relay and was runner-up in the 400 after winning the Howard County 400.

Lindsay Winter

North Carroll, pole vault

Winter posted the best area pole vault of 10 feet in the indoor season to take second place at the 3A-2A state championships. She also won county and regional titles.

Tenke Zoltani

Dulaney, distance

She recovered from leg surgery quickly enough last spring to compete at the 4A state meet; the first-team All-Metro choice won the 3,200 and finished second in the 1,600.

Other notable players

Alana Black, Wilde Lake; Erin Burns, Broadneck; Ashaley Davis, Western; Laura Drossner, Bryn Mawr; Kelly Fanshaw, Dulaney; Michelle Freda, Atholton; Timisha Gomez, Long Reach; Deborah Green, Northern; Lindsay Grigoriev, Atholton; Nyam Kagwima, Bryn Mawr; Cori Koch, Towson; Dionne Lambert, Long Reach; April Mullen, Mervo; Ashley West-Nesbitt, Mervo; Sabrina Putro, Glenelg; Katie Pencek, Glenelg; Damara Parrish, Long Reach; Jessica Reitz, Long Reach; Mercedes Rogers, Milford Mill; Carrie Selmer, Glenelg; Latosha Wallace, Western; Domonique Washington, Milford Mill; Alicia Williams, Western; Rokiesha Williams, Western.

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