Athlete of the Year
Owen CainGaithersburg, Sr. (55-meter hurdles, high jump, long jump)
Versatile jumper captured county title in all three events. Also garnered regional and state championships in high jump.
Coach of the Year
Veteran coach led Trojan boys to county, regional and 4A state titles with help of just one All-Gazette first-team honoree.
Bisi Ezekoye, Kennedy, Jr., 55 meters
Football star captured county and 3A West Region titles.
Hassan Dixon, Northwest, Jr., 300 meters
Showed off pure speed by winning 4A West Region, placing second at states.
Wayne Bartholomew, Quince Orchard, Sr., 500 and 800 meters
Successfully defended state title in 500 and set state record in 800 (1:55.98).
Solomon Haile, Sherwood, Sr., 1,600 and 3,200 meters
One of country's top college recruits captured two state titles, including record time (9:19.74) in 3,200.
Paint Branch 4x200 relay: Curtis Asare, Sr.; Omar Hutchinson, Sr.; Reggie Steele, Jr.; Marcus Willacy, Sr.
Ran county-best 1:33.53 en route to fourth place at 3A states. Also earned county and regional championships.
Northwest 4x400 relay: Hassan Dixon, Jr.; Marvin Lisk, Sr.; Chris Onuigbo, Sr.; Troy Shelton, Sr.
Ran season-best 3:27.55 to capture 4A state crown.
Churchill 4x800 relay: Will Draffin, Sr.; Darren Harris, Sr.; Sean King, Sr.; Sei Masuoka, Jr.
County, region champs finished second at states.
Marcus Brown, Quince Orchard, Sr., Shot put
Maryland-Eastern Shore commit finally broke through in state final with throw of 56-7.75.
55 meters, high jump: Avery Graham, Clarksburg, Sr.
300 meters: Jonathan Haughton, Blair, Sr.
500, 800 meters: Antonio Palmer, Gaithersburg, Sr.
1,600, 3,200 meters: Andrew Palmer, Whitman, Jr.
4x200 relay: Clarksburg
4x400 relay: Damascus
4x800 relay: Damascus
55-meter hurdles: Jonathan Hale, Whitman, Sr.
Long jump: Jacob Adedeji, Quince Orchard, Sr.
Shot put: Sean Stanley, Gaithersburg, Sr.