Athletes of the week

Athletes of the week

May 30, 2007

Boys

Brett Harman

Westminster, baseball

The senior right-handed pitcher defeated Huntingtown of Calvert County and Centennial in last week's Class 3A state semifinals and final, respectively. In the two games combined, Harman struck out 18, walked one and allowed 11 hits to raise his season record to 10-1. He had 113 strikeouts and 16 walks in 76 innings, with an 0.56 ERA.

In the 2-0 win over Huntingtown on May 22, Harman struck out 10, walked one and allowed five hits. In Saturday's 4-1 victory over Centennial for the Owls' first state baseball title, Harman struck out eight, walked none and allowed six hits. He also had three hits and an RBI against the Eagles.

Harman, 6 feet 5 and 200 pounds, is headed to the University of Maryland on a baseball scholarship.

Others considered --Travis Love, Winters Mill, lacrosse; Jon Selfridge, Glenelg, lacrosse.

Girls

Liz McCarter

Mount Hebron, track and field

The Syracuse-bound McCarter closed out a stellar senior season with Class 3A state titles in the 3,200 and 800 meters, along with a second-place finish in the 1,600 over the weekend.

McCarter took the 3,200 in 11 minutes, 11.26 seconds and repeated as state champion in the 800 in 2:14.71. With a lead in the final half lap of the 1,600, she was overcome by North Carroll's Katie Hursey (4:57.44) to settle for second place with a time of 4:59.27.

McCarter began her senior year by winning the 3A state title in cross country to earn first-team All-Metro honors and then won the 800 and took second in the 1600 at the 3A-2A state indooor track meet to again earn first-team All-Metro status.

Others considered --Kellie Christian, Catonsville, track and field; Lauren Gibson, Chesapeake-AA, softball; Michelle Newman, Eastern Tech, track and field; Letecia Wright, Western, track and field.

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