Boys Track

March 21, 2007

Performer of the Year

Graham Bazell


After being overshadowed by teammate Andrew Revelle last year, Bazell made a name for himself this winter.

The sophomore turned in some outstanding performances, especially in the 3,200, where his time of 9 minutes, 13.65 seconds at the Montgomery Invitational on Jan. 13 was the nation's best at that point (at season's end, it was ninth-best). He later won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the county and Class 3A-2A West regional meets. After that, Bazell finished second in the 1,600 at the state meet but won the 3,200 in record-breaking style. His time of 9:30.06 shattered the Class 2A and state meet records and helped the Raiders finish fifth overall. Bazell and J.P. Allera from Wilde Lake were close until near the end, when Bazell ran away from everyone.

Coach of the Year

Matt Clever


The Lions were consistent throughout the season, winning the county meet for the first time in more than two decades, and also winning the Class 3A-2A West regional before finishing third in the state meet. Clever said during the season that there was something about this team that was special, and his feeling proved correct.

The team

Name School Class

J.P. Allera Wilde Lake Senior

Graham Bazell Atholton Sophomore

Chris Brewington Howard Senior

Adam Graybeal Glenelg Senior

Anton Haynes Hammond Sophomore

Quentin James Reservoir Senior

Jason Kymingham Glenelg Senior

Casey Medairy Howard Senior

Kelechi Odocha Atholton Junior

Tochi Odocha Atholton Senior

Joey Thompson Howard Junior

Tyler Wade Howard Senior

Note -- Team selected by Jeff Seidel after consultation with The Sun staff and area coaches.

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