Girls indoor track athletes to watch

December 01, 2013|By Jeff Seidel For The Baltimore Sun

Sarah Ashwood

Hereford, senior

Ashwood has won the Class 3A state title in the 1,600 meters the past two indoor seasons. She helped the Bulls take the state title last year and goes for a third straight individual title in a different spot with Hereford, now a Class 2A school.

Sharon Dorsey

Western Tech, senior

The multitalented Dorsey helped the Wolverines earn points in several ways last winter. At the Class 1A state meet, she took the 500- and 800-meter races and also ran on the victorious 3,200relay.

Ellie Gonzalez

Catholic, senior

Gonzalez repeated as the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland champion in cross country this fall and will try for more this winter. She swept the 1,600 and 3,200 at last winter's IAAM title meet, winning by large margins in both events.

Isabel Griffith

Dulaney, senior

Griffith is coming off a spectacular cross country season in which she won the Class4A state title. Griffith's always been a solid distance runner, but she took things to a new level this fall.

Jessica Harris

Mount de Sales, senior

A strong middle-distance runner whose time of 2:14.34 in the 800 was among the best in the nation for much of last winter. She won the 800 at the IAAM conference championship meet and took second in the 1,600.

Lakin Hatcher

McDonogh, junior

This talented athlete gives a strong McDonogh team even more ways to score points. She won the IAAM title in the 55 and 300 and anchored the winning 800 relay.

Shreya Nalubola

Centennial, junior

This fall, she led Centennial to the Class 3A state title in cross country. She won that race and will anchor an Eagles program that's loaded with underclassmen and getting stronger.

Julia Nardone

Glenelg, junior

Nardone won two state titles last year, taking the Class 2A 1,600 and 3,200. She ran well in outdoor track in cross country this fall and should help the Gladiators find success this winter.

Tabitha Pyatt

Poly, senior

Her main event is the high jump, where she finished second in the state (Class 4A) and region after taking the Baltimore City title. But Pyatt also can help in sprints and relays if Poly needs it.

Sarah Rinehart

Liberty, junior

Her versatility is a big help to Liberty coaches, as she can be used in middle- and long-distance runs, as well as relays and field events. Rinehart's distance skills were on display in cross country season; she took fifth in the Class 2A state title race.

Other notables

Kathleen Amstead, Centennial

Meghan Anderson, Hereford

Sydney Biniak, Howard

Erin Causey, Hereford

Paige Chapman, Harford Tech

Charice Corbin, Harford Tech

Ally Driscoll, Centennial

Allison Glossinger, McDonogh

Olivia Gruver, Franklin

Sidney Hayes, McDonogh

Alex Howell, Westminster

Raquel Hughes, Dunbar

Tyler James, McDonogh

Allison Krein, River Hill

Izzy Laurel, South Carroll

Katie Leisher, Manchester Valley

Amanda Murphy, Franklin

Erin Patrice, Liberty

Kara Patrice, Liberty

Taylor Selber, Long Reach

Karli Smiraglia, Reservoir

Medinah Spencer, Milford Mill

Reilly Wagner, South River

Mina Woods, McDonogh

Lauren Woollen, Fallston

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