PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
The junior continued to shoulder the load for the Panthers. Hursey won four times at the county championships, capturing the 800 in 2 minutes, 25.01 seconds, the 1,600 in 5:25.26 and the 3,200 in 11:34.75. She also ran a leg of the 3,200 relay squad that placed first in 10:09.95.
Hursey took those same events at the Class 3A West regional meet (2:25.65 in the 800, 5:14.65 in the 1,600, 11:35.93 in the 3,200 and 10:02.96 in the 3,200 relay). Her third-place outings in the 1,600 and 3,200 at the state championships were her first non-winning efforts in those events of the season.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Rob Johnson and Jim MacDonald
Winners of the last county title in outdoor track and previous two county crowns in indoor track, the Panthers were the heavy favorites heading into this season's county championships.
North Carroll did not disappoint, as the team amassed 182.83 points - more than double the combined total of the second- and third-place finishers. The Panthers also claimed the Class 3A West regional title before tying for fourth at the state meet.
Name School Class
Anna Bloom Liberty Senior
Jennifer Byrd Francis Scott Key Junior
Brittany Eger Century Senior
Jessica Huber North Carroll Soph.
Alexis Hurd North Carroll Freshman
Katie Hursey North Carroll Junior
Bethaney Perna Winters Mill Senior
Dana Reeser Century Senior
Sara Sollott Winters Mill Senior
Melissa Stansbury Liberty Junior
Tinsley Stokes North Carroll Senior
Molly Timberlake Liberty Soph.
Chelsey Truesdell North Carroll Senior
Lindsay Warfield South Carroll Senior
Note -- Team selected by Edward Lee after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.