Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

September 21, 2005

With Gilman in need, Price comes rushing

SPORT FOOTBALL

BOYS

Gilman's Sean Price, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound speedster, topped the 200-yard rushing mark for the second straight game, leading his Greyhounds to a come-from-behind victory over a nationally ranked team Saturday night.

Price caught a 10-yard scoring pass from quarterback Marco Simmons on a third-and-10 play to lift No. 1-ranked Gilman (2-0) to a 22-19 overtime win at St. Joseph Prep of Philadelphia, at the time USA Today's 12th-ranked team nationally.

Gilman had built a 16-0 lead entering the fourth quarter against St. Joseph Prep, but fell behind 19-16 after a field goal. Price, however, came to the rescue, completing his 29-carry, 241-yard, two-touchdown performance during which he rushed for 150 yards in the second half.

A week earlier, in a 22-19, come-from-behind win over DeMatha of Hyattsville, Price carried the ball 29 times for 200 of Gilman's 264 yards and two touchdowns, and contributed a two-point conversion to help the Greyhounds overcome a 12-0 deficit against USA Today's 20th-ranked team.

Price has received scholarship offers from Duke and Boston College.

Johnson's regimen pays off in Bull Run

SPORT CROSS COUNTRY

GIRLS

Christy Johnson, a Bryn Mawr senior, surprised even herself by capturing the girls elite race in the Bull Run Invitational at Hereford Saturday. Johnson, a track standout for the Mawrtians last year, claimed the Bull Run title in 19 minutes, 38 seconds, the invitational's fastest-ever time for the girls race.

Johnson, who finished 28th in last year's meet, defeated a field that included reigning Class 2A state champion and The Sun's All-Metro Runner of the Year Alison Smith of Atholton, Anne Arundel County titlist Tait Woodward of Broadneck and Baltimore County champion Emma Larkin of Dulaney.

Johnson credited part of her success to a rigorous offseason training regimen that she adhered to despite being overseas for much of the summer. She spent almost three weeks working at an HIV clinic in Nigeria and five weeks in Venezuela, where she taught English for an additional three weeks.

During one run through a wildlife park in Nigeria, Johnson climbed a hill and saw baboons near the dirt trail. "It was a little scary," she said, "but it was great, too."

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