Boys And Girls Track

Varsity Spring Preview

March 14, 2007

BOYS PERFORMERS TO WATCH

Graham Bazell

Atholton, distances

The sophomore stepped up during the indoor season and became one of the state's top distance runners. Bazell won the Class 3A-2A state title in the 3,200 meters and took second in the 1,600.

Matthew Centrowitz

Broadneck, distance

The Oregon-bound senior is one of the state's best high school distance runners in history. He also is a factor on the national level amd plays a big role in keeping the Bruins competitive.

Jamin Gallman

Poly, middle distances

Gallman played a major role in Poly winning its first city and state indoor championships this winter. The senior won the Class 2A-1A state championship in the 500 and helped in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays.

Nick Hruch

Liberty, high jump

One of the area's top high jumpers, the senior won the Carroll County and regiona; titles last spring and also took second in the state in the 800.

Justin Murdock

Glen Burnie, sprints

He set the standard in indoor track this winter, twice posting the nation's best time in the 55 meters (6.28 seconds the first time and 6.21 a few days later). The senior won the Class 4A state title in the 100 last spring.

Duane Parker

Mount St. Joseph, sprints

The versatile sophomore helped carry the Gaels to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference indoor championship.

Dwight Parker

Woodlawn, distances

The senior, who is the older brother of Mount St. Joseph's Duane Parker, is one of the state's top distance runners. The senior won three races to lead the Warriors to the Baltimore County championship in the winter.

Andrew Revelle

Atholton, distances

The senior didn't run with the Raiders indoors but should have extra motivation this spring after losing close races to Howard's Joey Thompson in the 1,600 and 3,200 in last year's Class 2A state finals.

Joey Thompson

Howard, distances

The junior played a big role in Howard winning last spring's Class 2A state championship by edging Atholton's Andrew Revelle for first in the 1,600 and 3,200.

Chris Wagner

Fallston, distances

The senior set a Class 3A and state record while winning the Class 3A-2A state title in the 800 (1 minute, 57.04 seconds) this winter.

Other notables -- J.P. Allera, Wilde Lake; Erik Anderson, Archbishop Curley; Darren Bell, Arundel; Darryl Bell, Pikesville; Chris Brewington, Howard; Matthew Brinkley, Meade; Zach Brown, Wilde Lake; Ben Burden, North Carroll; Mason Campbell, Towson; Josh Cole, Francis Scott Key; Andrew Darmody, Mount St. Joseph; Brent Dawson, Century; Angelo Diggs, Digital Harbor; Jermol Dix, Western Tech; Denard Drew, Woodlawn; Anthony Drumsgoole, Digital Harbor; Justin Fontanzo, Lansdowne; Danny Generette, Chesapeake-BC; Vance Gilmore, Pikesville; Pat Glassman, Loch Raven; Adam Graybeal, Glenelg; Jordan Harris, Mount St. Joseph; Chris Hawkins, Arundel; Jabari Hawkins, Pikesville; Anders Hulleberg, Park; Quentin James, Reservoir; Kwame Johnson, Parkville; Jackson Jordan, Mount Hebron; Greg Jubb, Loyola; Jason Kymingham, Glenelg; Arthur Leathers, Francis Scott Key; Eric Liberatore, Liberty; Terry Marshall, Meade; Thomas Meyer, Mount St. Joseph; Shawn Meyers, Perry Hall; Chris McIntosh, Franklin; Jonathan McMaster, Gilman; Tochi Odochi, Atholton; Matt Parks, Mount St. Joseph; Lemuel Pridgen, Poly; Marcus Randolph, Howard; Lee Reynolds, Poly; Isaac Richardson, Mervo; Roland Riviere, New Town; Zach Roth, Franklin; James Russell, Spalding; Justin Thomas, Digital Harbor; Vince Walsh, Dulaney; Henry Watts, Old Mill; Rob Wetzel, Archbishop Spalding; Sam Wilson, South River.

GIRLS PERFORMERS TO WATCH

Erin Brooks

Seton Keough, sprints-relays

The junior's versatility helped Seton Keough win its first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor title this winter. She won the 55-meter dash and triple jump and finished second in two other events at the meet.

Jameice DeCoster

McDonogh, sprints-relays

The sophomore is one of the area's most versatile performers and should help keep McDonogh one of the top teams in the IAAM.

Katie Hursey

North Carroll, distances

The Syracuse-bound senior's two wins at the Class 3A-2A state title meet played a big role in the Panthers winning the team title. She was nearly unbeatable in cross country during her two years in that sport.

Liz McCarter

Mount Hebron, distances

Headed for Syracuse to team with North Carroll's Katie Hursey next year, the senior capped a strong winter by winning the 800 and 1,600 at the Class 3A-2A state meet.

Alyssa McClure

Digital Harbor, sprints

Although just a freshman, she already is one of the area's top sprinters and middle-distance runners. She helped Digital Harbor to its first indoor state title (Class 2A-1A) with second-place finishes in the 55 and 300.

Kristen Malloy

Hererford, distance

Malloy has quickly grown into a top distance runner. The sophomore took third place in Class 2A in cross country and second in the 3,200 and fifth in the 1,600 at the Class 3A-2A indoor state meet.

Chante Sandiford

McDonogh, field events

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