Boys cross country: Runners to watch

August 31, 2011|By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Sam Andrews

Oakland Mills, junior

Andrews quietly grew into one of Howard County's best runners last year. He took fourth in the county meet — the highest finish for an underclassman — and went on to run a strong race in the states, finishing sixth in Class 2A.

Weston Carvalho

Winters Mill, junior

Carvalho is coming on fast and will make an already balanced Winters Mill team that much better. He finished 26th in the Class 2A state race and had a strong summer that should make him one of the team's top runners as well as one of the area's best.

Kevin Cobusier

Loyola, senior

Previously overshadowed a bit by teammate Matt Jablonski, Corbusier should now step up and help lead the Dons. Corbusier took third in last year's MIAA championship and will likely be at the top again.

Zach Hopkins

Winters Mill, senior

Hopkins played a big role in helping Winters Mill sweep the Carroll County, region and state titles last year. He finished ninth in Class2A as the Falcons easily won the championship.

Alex Love

Chesapeake-AA, junior

Love has done well running in the Class 4A-filled Anne Arundel County races. He placed fifth in the county and later finished 15th in the state in Class 4A.

Will Meadows

Gilman, senior

Meadows has been one of the area's most consistent distance runners the past few years in cross country and track. He took fourth last year in the MIAA championship meet and will lead a balanced Greyhounds team this fall.

Dave Ozarowski

Archbishop Curley, senior

Ozarowski had a big season in outdoor track, winning the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races at the MIAA championship meet in the spring. In addition, coach Gene Hoffman said the senior had a solid summer of running.

Ben Pickett

John Carroll, senior

Pickett suffered a collapsed lung during indoor track and slowly worked his way back during the outdoor season to become a solid distance runner again. Coach Rob Torres said Pickett should be ready to go this fall.

Michael Wegner

Loyola, freshman

A lot people might not have heard of him yet, but they will very soon. He finished in 15 minutes, 17.9 seconds in the 5,000 at the Jack Griffin Mid-Atlantic Prep Track & Field Classic this summer, breaking the national record for 14-year-olds by an astounding 29seconds.

Kody Wilson

North Carroll, senior

The fact that he gave up soccer this fall could be bad news for area distance runners. He didn't lose in the 800 all spring — winning a Class 2A state title — and could make some noise this fall.

OTHER NOTABLES

Will Barbagallo, Catonsville

Hale Bullen, Annapolis

Sam Caretti, Patterson Mill

Vince Ciattei, Perry Hall

Alex Cooke, Westminster

Carus Cookman, Dulaney

Reilly Cox, Winters Mill

Duncan Enerson, Wilde Lake

Henry Enerson, Wilde Lake

Ryan Forsyth, Severna Park

Luke Gilman, Broadneck

Matt Hoerr, C.M. Wright

Eric Levin, McDonogh

Jon Luckin, Hereford

Kevin Payne, Hereford

Sam Pershall, Severna Park

Julian Rivera, Hereford

Patrick Rollo, McDonogh

Peter Rowe, Calvert Hall

Gary Smolyak, Atholton

Quick Stukes, Digital Harbor

Ted Tibert, Chesapeake-AA

Will Weisgerber, Winters Mill

Andrew Woodard, Dulaney

Sam Zunkeler, Gilman

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