Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

October 13, 2004

BOYS

Ben Hostetler

River Hill, football

Hostetler didn't waste any time making his presence felt in River Hill's 40-6 victory over Reservoir on Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior quarterback and defensive back, whose uncle Jeff was the New York Giants' quarterback when they won the Super Bowl in January 1991, intercepted a pass on Reservoir's first play from scrimmage and returned it 42 yards for a touchdown.

He intercepted two more passes to tie the school record for the second time this season, and he also made four tackles.

Offensively, Hostetler was 9-for-15 passing for 133 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. The All-Howard County quarterback has thrown only one interception this season while completing 51 of 93 passes for 727 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Last season he passed for 1,237 yards and a school-record 14 touchdowns.

The son of Doug Hostetler, a former Penn State quarterback and linebacker, the Hawks' quarterback is being heavily recruited. He has a 4.0 GPA and scored 1,250 on the SAT.

GIRLS

Trisha Repsher

Westminster, cross country

The junior earned a rare double victory by winning two invitational meets in the same week. She won the Run From The Lion's Den Invitational in record time last Wednesday and then took the Lancer Invitational title on Saturday.

Repsher set a new course record at the Lion's Den meet, finishing the 3.1-mile course at Liberty High in 19 minutes, 14 seconds. That smashed the 2-year-old record of 21:01 set by South Carroll's Elly Eaton. Repsher's closest competitor finished nearly 30 seconds behind.

At the Lancer meet Saturday, Repsher ran 19 minutes, 12.9 seconds on the 3.1-mile course at Kemptown Park in Frederick County.

Earlier this season, Repsher finished sixth in the elite division at the Bull Run and fourth at the Peter Geraghty Invitational.

An All-Metro selection a year ago in her first season of running, Repsher won the Carroll County championship and finished third at the Class 4A state championship meet.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:50 p.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.baltimoresun.com/sports/highschool.

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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