Coach of the Year
Rob BurkeDamascus, 7th year
Led girls team to rare county and regional titles, as well as several invitational wins. Boys team also won two invitationals.
Athlete of the Year
Veronica Salcido (Wootton, Fr.)
Youth has been served. Named firstteam in the 500, 800 and ¹,600 meters after dominating those events. Set new county records in the 500 (¹:¹8.6) and 800 (2:¹9.5). Won a state title in the ¹,600.
Kennedy Sr. 55, 300 meters
Won county titles, finished second at states in both events.
Allison KingChurchill Sr. 3,200 meters
Regional champ (¹¹:25.8) also had best finish of any county athlete at states (¹¹:36.¹).
Erika ZollerDamascus Sr. High hurdles
Dominated event with county, regional titles.
Kennedy 4x200 relay
(Asia Nettles, Jr.; Michele Miller, So.; Dominique Wright, So.; Phobay KutuAkoi, Sr.)
County's fastest foursome set new record with firstplace finish at county meet (¹:46.2).
Kennedy 4x400 relay
(Asia Nettles, Jr.; Michele Miller, So.; Ashlee Payne, So.; Phobay KutuAkoi, Sr.)
Youthladen group swept county, regional, state titles while setting new county record (4:08.2).
Churchill 4x800 relay (Carissa Youker, So.; Betsey Morser, So.; Allison King, Sr.; Lindsey Gravitz, Sr.)
Won county, regional titles with ease. Best run, though, was at state meet: 9:44.3, good for third place.
Emma HansonDamascus Jr. High jump
Tall junior used height to her advantage by sweeping county, regional, state titles. Saved best for last: Won state crown at 54.
Lili AfkhamiQuince Orchard Sr. Shot put
Won county crown with seasonbest throw of 33¹ ¹/2. Took regional gold at 305 3/4. Also had best county throw at states: 3¹9 3/4.
55 m Erika Zoller (Damascus, Sr.)
300 m Meghan Rose (Poolesville, So.)
500 m Sharifa Love (R. Montgomery, Sr.)
800 m Ashlyn Sinclair (Blair, So.)
¹,600 m Halsey Sinclair (Blair, So.)
3,200 m Halsey Sinclair (Blair, So.)
High hurdles Hilary Moen (W. Johnson, Jr.)
4x200 relay Walter Johnson (Katie Miller, Sr.; Jenny Roe, Sr.; Jenny McCoy, So.; Hilary Moen, Jr.)
4x400 relay Walter Johnson (Katie Miller, Sr.; Stephanie Alberico, So.; Jenny McCoy, So.; Hilary Moen, Jr.)
4x800 relay Whitman (Katie McFadden, Jr.; Erica Wright, Sr.; Laura Van Oudenaren, Jr.; Leslie Morrison, Fr.)
High jump Chelsea Rienks (Damascus, So.)
Shot put Stephanie Garcia (Kennedy, Jr.)