Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

January 07, 2009

George Chambers Archbishop Curley, indoor track

The junior won three races at short and long distances last week.

On Dec. 28, in the Frostbite Invitational at the Prince George's Sports Complex, Chambers won the 300-meter dash in 34.9 seconds. The time was the second best in the area this season. The best time, 34.88, also was turned in by Chambers, at the Bishop Loughlin meet in New York.

On Friday at a 13-team Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association league meet at the complex, Chambers won the 55-meter dash in 6.2 seconds and the 500-meter run in 69 seconds.

While excelling in the individual events, he also ran on Curley's 800 relay, which finished second, and in the 1,600, which finished third on Friday.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: Karl Green, Mount St. Joseph, wrestling; George Jackson, Digital Harbor, basketball

Katie Harman River Hill, indoor track

The senior set two meet records at the Southern Maryland Mega Meet last week while leading the Hawks to a second-place finish in a field of 46 teams.

Her time in the 3,200 meters - 11 minutes, 1.21 seconds - broke the record by 36 seconds and is the fastest time run this season by a Baltimore-area girl. Her time of 5:10.05 also set a meet record in the 1,600 meters.

Harman is a two-time state cross country champion and won last winter's state 1,600-meter title. She has committed orally to James Madison and has a 3.67 grade-point average.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: Katelyn Fischer, Seton Keough, basketball; Candice Hendricks, McDonogh, basketball; Asia Logan, Digital Harbor, basketball; Maggie McCormick, Liberty, basketball; Amber Melville, North Carroll, indoor track.

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