Howard All-county

December 14, 2005

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Runner of the Year

Andrew Revelle

Atholton

The junior might have run in obscurity last fall en route to the Class 2A state championship, but that wasn't the case this season, as Revelle forged one of the most successful seasons in recent memory. Revelle, who did not fall outside of the top seven in five invitationals, enjoyed a postseason run that included crowns at the Howard County (17 minutes, 02.47 seconds), Class 2A South regional (17:15) and state (16:44.88) championships.

Coach of the Year

Whitty Bass

Wilde Lake

No one gave much thought to a Wildecats squad that lost six of its top seven runners from a team that lost last year's county title on a tiebreaker to River Hill, but Bass didn't let that opinion affect his runners. After dropping the Howard County Striders Invitational to River Hill to open the season, Wilde Lake did not lose again. The Wildecats capped their stretch with victories at the county, Class 3A East regional and state championships.

The team

Name School Class

Brian Allen Reservoir Junior

J.P. Allera Wilde Lake Junior

Andrew Bank River Hill Senior

Graham Bazell Atholton Fresh.

Travis Boccher Wilde Lake Senior

Devon Gillett Hammond Junior

Reggie King Atholton Senior

Derek Lange Wilde Lake Soph.

Andrew Revelle Atholton Junior

Dustin Yourstone Centennial Senior

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

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Runner of the Year

Alison Smith

Atholton

Injuries (broken wrist, rolled ankles) and illness (flu) took a bite out of Smith's season, but the junior collected her third straight Howard County title and could become the first female runner to win four next fall. Smith, who placed outside of the top three in four of five invitationals, fell short in her bid to capture her second consecutive Class 2A South regional crown, but rebounded to take the state championship (19 minutes, 24.17 seconds) for the second year in a row.

Coach of the Year

Earl Lauer

River Hill

While some observers had assumed that Atholton would claim its first county title since Lauer guided the Raiders to the crown in 1989, the Hawks had other plans. Boasting a young but talented group, River Hill earned its first invitational victory against eventual Class 3A state champion Severna Park at the Knights Invite. That win helped the Hawks ride a wave of confidence that culminated in their fifth county championship in the past eight years.

The team

Name School Class

Lauren Catalano Centennial Senior

Katie Harman River Hill Fresh.

Erin Kilic Reservoir Soph.

Liz McCarter Mount Hebron Junior

Bess Seelaus River Hill Senior

Nicole Shouse Howard Fresh.

Angeli Sivaraman Centennial Junior

Alison Smith Atholton Junior

Katie Williams Wilde Lake Junior

Meghan Yi River Hill Soph.

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

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