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Athlete of the Year

Avery Graham, Clarksburg, Sr.

Outstanding at Class 2A state meet, scoring or contributing to 40 of team's 76 points. Captured gold medals in 100, 200, two sprint relays, lifting Clarksburg to first state team title.

Coach of the Year

Scott Mathias, Clarksburg, third year

Built program from ground up when school opened in 2006. Guided team filled with elite sprinters to Coyotes' first state championship in any sport.

First Team

Bisi Ezekoye, Kennedy, Jr., 100 meters

Won 3A state title in 10.93 seconds. Also ran to victory in 3A West Region meet; second at counties.

Jonathan Haughton, Blair, Sr., 200 meters

Repeat first-teamer won county, regional, state meets. Ran county-best 21.86 in state finals.

Joseph Woiwode, Georgetown Prep, Jr., 400 meters

Garnered IAC (49.29) and MD/DC Private School State Meet (49.20) championships.

Wayne Bartholomew, Quince Orchard, Sr., 800 meters

LaSalle University signee ended career as 4A West Region champion, runner-up at 4A states (1:55.35).

Ramsey Chapin, Georgetown Prep, Sr., 1,600 meters

Ended career as three-time IAC champion in both 1,600- and 800-meter runs.

Solomon Haile, Sherwood, Sr., 3,200 meters

University of Arkansas signee capped outstanding two-year career with records, titles in cross country, track.

Jonathan Hale, Whitman, Sr., 110 hurdles

Saved best for championship meets, winning 4A West Region in 14.64 after second at counties.

Malcolm Wyche, Paint Branch, Sr., 300 hurdles

Hurdled way to county title while placing second at regionals, third at 3A states.

Clarksburg 4x100 relay (Sam Oluyemi, Sr.; Devin Moreno, Jr.; Mark Small, Sr.; Avery Graham, Sr.)

Super speedy team won 2A state (42.49) and regional championships, after finishing runner-up at counties. County-best time came at regionals.

Clarksburg 4x200 relay (Sam Oluyemi, Sr.; Naseem Zietoon, Sr.; Mark Small, Sr.; Avery Graham, Sr.)

Like 4x100 crew, earned 2A regional and state (1:28.97) titles, former in fastest time run by county team.

Northwest 4x400 relay (Troy Shelton, Sr.; Hassan Dixon, Jr.; Marvin Lisk, Sr.; Chris Onuigbo, Sr.)

Impressive in sweeping county, regional, Class 4A state meets. Best run came in state championship (3:18.98).

Damascus 4x800 relay (Alex Arias, Soph.; Devante Thomas, Jr.; Jon Constantinides, Jr.; Ben Constantinides, Jr.)

Saved best performance for last, by running 7:55.50 — 10 seconds clear of field — to capture 3A state championship.

Rico Taylor, Wheaton, Sr., High jump

County and regional champ was runner-up at 3A states. Jumped season-best of 6 feet, 6 inches on April 21.

Owen Cain, Gaithersburg, Sr., Long jump

All-around athlete earned regional, county championships, placed third at 4A states, where he jumped season-best 21 feet, 8.5 inches.

Marcus Willacy, Paint Branch, Sr., Triple jump

Regional, 3A state champion broke 12-year-old 3A state record with hop, skip, jump of 47 feet, 9.75 inches.

Sean Stanley, Gaithersburg, Sr., Shot put

Penn State football signee ended career as five-time state champion, lone member of 60-foot club.

Marcus Brown, Quince Orchard, Sr., Discus

Broke out during senior campaign, captured 4A state discus title (171 feet, 6 inches), second in shot put.

Anhtuan Nguyen, Gaithersburg, Jr., Pole vault

County, regional champion was by far county's best, vaulting 12 feet at 4A West Region meet.

Honorable Mention

100: Brandon Tisdale, G. Prep, Sr.

200: Sean Sutton, Good Counsel, Soph.

400: Nick Letourneau, G. Prep, Jr.

800: Antonio Palmer, Gaithersburg, Sr.

1,600: Solomon Haile, Sherwood, Sr.

3,200: Andrew Palmer, Whitman, Sr.

110 hurdles: Owen Cain, Gaithersburg, Sr.

300 hurdles: Malcolm Wyche, Paint Branch, Sr.

4x100: Good Counsel

4x200: Paint Branch

4x400: Georgetown Prep

4x800: Walter Johnson

High Jump: Owen Cain, Gaithersburg, Sr.

Long Jump: Alexander Zurn, St. Andrews, Sr.

Triple Jump: Owen Cain, Gaithersburg, Sr.

Shot put: Marcus Brown, Quince Orchard, Sr.

Discus: Sean Stanley, Gaithersburg, Sr.

Pole Vault: Ryan Schorer, Churchill, Sr.