Athletes Of The Week

Athletes of the Week

September 25, 2002

BOYS

Pat Bailey

C. Milton Wright, cross country

The two-time All-Metro cross country runner avenged a loss last year by winning the elite race of Saturday's Hereford Bull Run Invitational in 16 minutes, 14 seconds.

Bailey finished 22 seconds ahead of runner-up Matt Sanders of Mount Hebron, and also defeated the Pennsylvania state champion, Ryan Blood of East Pennsboro, to whom Bailey was runner-up at the event last year.

During his career, Bailey has won two Harford County meet titles as well as two regional titles. Last fall as a junior, he earned his first Class 4A state title. Possessing a 3.5 grade-point average and an SAT score of 1,110, Bailey is a hot college recruit. He also is a two-time state champion indoors at 3,200 meters, and has earned All-Metro honors in outdoor track.

GIRLS

Jamie Zimmerman

John Carroll, soccer

The talented sophomore midfielder played a major role in the No. 5 Patriots' 3-0 week, putting them above the .500 mark for the first time this year at 4-3-1.

Zimmerman opened the week with two goals in a 5-1 upset over then-No. 1 St. Mary's and followed with four assists in consecutive 4-1 wins over the Institute of Notre Dame and St. Mary's-Ryken.

In her second starting varsity season, Zimmerman has become the playmaker in the middle, with a good first touch and the ability to distribute as well as finish. Along with leading the Patriots in minutes played, she's responsible for taking the majority of the team's corner kicks and direct kicks.

With her two-goal, four-assist effort last week, Zimmerman entered this week with five goals and five assists for the season.

Nominate athletes

The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 1-800-829-8000, extension 6200.

Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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