Athletes Of The Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

December 22, 2004

BOYS

Robbie Jackson

Aberdeen, basketball

The 7-foot, 265-pound center had dominant, all-around efforts in leading the ninth-ranked Eagles to victories over Annapolis and Edgewood last week.

In a 63-43 rout of Annapolis, the senior had 18 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, three assists and two steals.

In 2 1/2 quarters against Edgewood, Jackson had 21 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals.

Jackson, who likely will attend a prep school after graduating, has received Division I interest from "almost everybody on the East Coast," according to his coach, Richard Hart.

GIRLS

Devon Williams

Towson Catholic, indoor track

The Owls sophomore picked up right where she left off last indoor season, running the 300 meters in 38.64 seconds at the 168th Street Invitational in New York over the weekend to post the second-fastest time in the country this season. That time is also the fastest by a Maryland girl this season.

Williams, who broke four national freshman records last indoor season, won two events in her first national-caliber meet of the winter, the Metropolitan Athletics Congress High School Classic in New York, on Dec. 12. She ran the 300 in 39.12 seconds and the 600 in 1:31.82.

Named the High School Woman Athlete of the Year for indoor track by Track & Field News in April, Williams qualified for the Youth Junior World Team in the 800 meters over the summer, but she could not make the trip to Italy because she was just 15 years old, one year younger than the minimum age for U.S. team members.

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