Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

October 04, 2006

Girls

Kristen Malloy

Hereford, cross country

Malloy feels right at home running Hereford's grueling 3-mile cross country course, and it showed Saturday with a record-setting win at the Bull Run Invitational, one of the most prestigious events on the East Coast. The sophomore finished the Girls Elite race in 18 minutes, 40 seconds - 12 seconds faster than the previous mark set by Quince Orchard's Karen Pulliam in 2000. Malloy won by 45 seconds in leading the No. 7 Bulls to fourth place. A first-team All-Metro selection last season, Malloy was third at last year's Class 2A cross country meet. She also was named All-Metro in indoor track after winning the Class 3A-2A 3,200-meter championship and recording the area's fastest time ever in the event. She went on to finish sixth in the freshman mile at the Nike Indoor Nationals. Over the summer, Malloy, who carries a 4.0 grade point average, ran a few 5K races and logged 60-70 miles per week. She also won the Barnhart Invitational three weeks ago.

Others considered / / Holly Batton, Dulaney, field hockey; Erin Cox, Poly, volleyball; Erica Suter, River Hill, soccer.

Boys

Tom Guarino

Greater Grace Christian, soccer

The junior striker scored all six of his team's goals in victories over Redeemer Classical and West Nottingham to raise his season totals to 22 goals and four assists, and his career numbers to 41 and 11. Guarino scored all four goals in Tuesday's 4-0 shutout of defending conference champion Redeemer, the team that dethroned the Eagles for last year's Maryland Christian Schools Athletic League title. On Thursday, Guarino scored twice in the last five minutes of a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at West Nottingham of Rising Sun. Guarino, who scored his second goal against West Nottingham with 20 seconds to play, has accounted for all but 14 of the Eagles' goals this season despite being the focus of most rival teams' defenses. The Eagles are 9-0 heading into Friday's game against CHEN.

Others considered / /Tariq Jones, Edmondson, football; Justin King, Archbishop Spalding, soccer; Kelian Stevens, Old Mill, football.

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