Baltimore City Snapshots

October 05, 2005

BOYS

SPORT CROSS COUNTRY

Bryant Brown, Mervo

STATS -- He clocked a personal best of 17 minutes, 43 seconds to win the Sept. 28 Eastside title over a three-mile course at Herring Run Park, establishing himself as the Mustangs' No. 1 runner and a contender for this year's Baltimore City crown. A "B" student, the senior won last year's indoor titles in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs.

SIDELINES -- He won an Amateur Athletic Union regional crown in the steeplechase in Hampton, Va., in July, and finished eighth at the ensuing junior national championships in August in Louisiana. Brown is contemplating joining the Baltimore City Police Academy after high school. If not, he likely will continue his running career at Morgan State University.

SPORT SOCCER

Sindy Mejia, Patterson

GIRLS

STATS -- A team captain, Mejia excels as a versatile center midfielder for the Clippers. Strong on defense, the senior also has contributed a goal and an assist. She had not played organized soccer until two years ago, but she grew up playing the sport with friends and family in her native Honduras.

SIDELINES -- Mejia, who moved here from Honduras five years ago, participates in Patterson's Law Pathway program for aspiring attorneys. She carries a 90 percent average in her classes. In addition to studying subjects such as Constitutional Law, she has visited law firms and receives mentoring through the program. She participates in fundraisers and volunteer efforts through her advocacy class. Mejia helped raise money for tsunami victims and Toys for Tots last year and is selling light blue bracelets to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims.

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