As a fifth seed in the Mount Madness Invitational at CCBC-Catonsville, Chase, a senior, pulled off the upset of the event by winning the 152-pound championship and leading the No. 3 Gladiators to eighth place among 29 schools, the highest finish of any Maryland public school. Top wrestlers from schools in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia competed, and Chase won the Most Outstanding Wrestling Award. Chase beat Mike Brant of Westmont-Hilltop (Pa.), 10-4, in the final after upsetting top seed Shane Milam of McDonogh in the semifinals. Chase pinned Milam late in the third period and lifted his record to 21-1. Chase, a four-year varsity wrestler, also played football and has a 3.1 grade point average.
Others considered -- Lane Clelland, McDonogh, wrestling; Dontra Drake, Mervo basketball; Kevin Hunt, Broadneck, basketball; Henry Sims, Mount St. Joseph, basketball; Byron Westmoreland, Mervo, basketball.
Seton Keough, track
The senior became the first athlete to win four individual events in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor track championships. Brooks set meet records last week in winning the long jump (17 feet, 5 3/4 inches) and the triple jump (39 feet, 8 1/2 inches). She also won the 55-meter dash (7.35 seconds) and the 300 meters (42.14 seconds) to lead the then-No. 4 Gators to the team title over then-No. 1 McDonogh. A regular on the All-Metro indoor and outdoor track teams, Brooks has a 3.75 grade point average and is student body president at Seton Keough. She is being recruited by several colleges, including Princeton, South Florida and Pennsylvania.
Others considered -- Cassie Anderson, Eastern Tech, basketball; Tyler Hale, Towson Catholic, basketball; Erika Stasakova, John Carroll, track.