Carroll All-county

December 14, 2005

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Runner of the Year

Rob Kelvey

Westminster

Running seems to run in the family. Kelvey, a senior whose father and brother also run, carved out his own niche this season, however. Kelvey never finished outside of the top 10 in 11 invitationals and championships. He won both the South Carroll Invitational and the Mountain Run, where he broke the previous course record of 16 minutes, 53 seconds with a time of 16:49.2. Kelvey powered the No. 8 Owls to five victories, including the Class 3A West regional crown.

Coaches of the Year

Dan Jones and Bob Ward

Liberty

Graduation and injuries put the Lions on a downward trend in the eyes of some observers. But Jones and Ward reminded their runners that there was a reason why Liberty was the defending Carroll County, Class 2A West regional and state champion. Armed with confidence and the arrival of some new talent, the Lions rebounded from a narrow loss to Francis Scott Key at the Monocacy Valley Athletic League's Piedmont division championships to repeat as county, regional and state titlists -- the latter being their third in a row.

The team

Name School Class

Andrew Cross Liberty Fresh.

Pat Dougherty Liberty Soph.

Brendan Dulaney Westminster Junior

Rob Kelvey Westminster Senior

Arthur Leathers Francis Scott Key Soph.

Eric Lib eratore Liberty Soph.

Jim Ridder Liberty Senior

Ja cob Sisler Westminster Junior

Josh Vana Westminster Senior

Jared Welsh Francis Scott Key Junior

Note: Teams selected by Edward Lee after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Runner of the Year

Katie Hursey

North Carroll

First, it was swimming. Then, track. Now, the junior has moved her considerable talent to cross country, which she took up for the first time this fall. Hursey won eight of nine invitationals and championships with her only setback occurring in the medium schools race at Bull Run. Along with setting a course record of 20 minutes, 2 seconds at the Mountain Run, Hursey claimed the Carroll County, Class 3A West regional and state championships.

Coaches of the Year

Ron Waranowski and Bob Repsher

Westminster

Before the season began, the Owls were picked by some to represent the stiffest challenge to Severna Park's bid for the Class 3A state crown. But a fractured ankle sidelined No. 1 runner Trisha Repsher (Bob Repsher's daughter) and seemingly dealt a blow to Westminster's postseason hopes. But Waranowski and Repsher kept the team motivated, and the runners responded with six victories. Among those wins were a fourth straight Carroll County title and the Class 3A West regional championship.

The team

Name School Class

Molly Donovan North Carroll Soph.

Allison Eaton Westminster Soph.

Katie Griffin Winters Mill Junior

Ashlee Horst Century Junior

Katie Hursey North Carroll Junior

Kristen O'Brien Winters Mill Junior

Liz Pickett Liberty Junior

Car ly Reed Century Fresh.

Lindsay Southworth Westminster Senior

Lindsay Warfield South Carroll Senior

Note: Teams selected by Edward Lee after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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