Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

December 15, 2004

Justin Wiley

Gilman, wrestling

The 6-foot-1, 275-pound senior had a busy weekend. On Friday evening, Wiley scored a 60-second pin of his first rival in the Ray Oliver Tournament at McDonogh. On Saturday morning, Wiley overcame a one-point deficit to defeat his semifinal opponent, 5-3, then drove 15 minutes to St. Paul's, where he made eight tackles as a defensive tackle to help the Baltimore All-Stars defeat the Metro All-Stars in a football game that afternoon.

Back at McDonogh on Saturday evening, Wiley made a buzzer-beating escape to earn a 3-2 victory over Westminster's Mike Cain, along with the 275-pound tournament title.

Wiley's effort lifted the unranked Greyhounds to a two-point upset of then-No. 3 McDonogh for the team championship.

Wiley, who is 3-0 in wrestling, helped Gilman to its sixth Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference football title this past fall.

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Emily Dean

Mount de Sales, swimming

Dean turned in perhaps the most impressive debut in any sport among this winter's freshman class. In her first meet as a high school swimmer, Dean won four events, set a school record and helped the Sailors score their first victory over perennial powerhouse Notre Dame Prep, 94-75.

A top-notch age-group swimmer for several years with the Retriever Aquatic Club, the Columbia resident set a Sailors record for the 100-yard butterfly, winning the event in 1:02.5.

In two dual meets last week, including a 121-43 win over Seton Keough, Dean swept all eight events she swam. She won four individual events and led her team to four relay wins.

Dean won the 100 fly and 100 backstroke in both meets, with her best time in the 100 back a 1:03.1 finish against NDP. In both meets, Dean also helped the Sailors to victory in the 200 medley relay and in the 400 freestyle relay.

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