Girls Runner Of The Year

Cross Country

High School Sports

December 15, 2003

Lauren Centrowitz


Bruins coach Dana Dobbs knows it may be a long time before he comes across another runner of Centrowitz's caliber.

In four trips to the Class 4A state championships, the senior placed ninth in her first year, second in her second and first in her third and fourth. Centrowitz won every multi-team invitational for the second straight year.

She was first at the Knights Invitational (18 minutes, 24 seconds) and the Doc Jones Anne Arundel County Invitational (18:39). Centrowitz's victory in 19:31.5 at the Anne Arundel County championships made her just the second county runner in more than two decades to claim three straight titles.

After taking top honors at the East region meet in 19:58.0, Centrowitz's winning time of 19:02 at the state championships is the fourth-fastest mark at Hereford High's course. A three-time Anne Arundel County Runner of the Year, Centrowitz is the All-Metro Runner of the Year for a second consecutive season.

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