Athletes Of The Week

High Schools

April 17, 2002

BOYS

Nick Hoffner

Mount Hebron, baseball

The senior outfielder continues to build on last season's efforts for which he was named to the All-Howard County baseball team. In a 24-3 rout of Oakland Mills, Hoffner went 5-for-5 with two home runs - one of which was a grand slam - two doubles, six RBIs and three runs scored. He followed that up with a 2-for-3 day and an RBI in a 4-1 upset of then-No.14 Atholton.

Then Hoffner was 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBIs and two walks to propel the Vikings to an 8-7 stunner of then-No. 8 Glenelg. After batting .474 with five home runs and 21 RBIs as the leadoff hitter last year, Hoffner leads Mount Hebron in four categories - batting average (.556), RBIs (15), runs scored (14), and home runs (five). A third-year varsity player, Hoffner boasts a .647 on-base percentage.

GIRLS

Alicia Williams

Western, track

The junior led the Doves to three victories at Saturday's highly-competitive Morgan State University Track and Field Invitational. She won the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 2:18.11 and helped Western's relay teams to wins in the 4x800 meters and the 4x400 meters. She joined teammates Mariama Gondo, Latosha Wallace and Rokesha Williams to run a school-record 3:51.07 in the 4x400.

Williams, who helped the Doves set a state record of 9:30.0 in the 4x800 at the state indoor finals, combined with Rokesha Williams, Wallace and Midchild Carter to post a 9:37.26 in the 4x800 Saturday. Williams, an All-Baltimore City/County track selection indoors and outdoors who also finished second in the city cross country championships, is the defending city champ at 800 meters outdoors.

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