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Athlete of the Year

Thea LaFondKennedy, Senior, long jump

Versatile leaper set MCPS record en route to third straight county title. Reset record books for high, triple jump. Won high jump, 55-meter hurdles at state meet.

Coach of the Year

Beth Muehl

Northwest, 13th year

Led Jaguars to historic season, winning program's first-ever county, regional, state titles. State championship was Montgomery County's first in girls Class 4A indoor track.

First team

Olivia EkponéNorthwest, Sr., 55 meters

Owns county record in event, which she won at counties, regionals, states.

Le'Quisha Parker

Northwood, Sr., 300 meters

Season's best time (40.06 seconds) was good for state title.

Udeme AkpaeteSpringbrook, Sr., 500 meters

Dropped 2 seconds off regional runner-up time to win at states.

Britt Eckerstrom

Northwest, Sr., 800 meters

Distance runner posted county's best time (2:19.01) for regional win.

Alex DollB-CC, Sr., 1,600 meters

Soccer phenom won gold at counties, bronze at states.

Anna BosseWalter Johnson, Sr., 3,200 meters

Shaved 14 seconds between county win, state championship title.

Teju AdewoleGood Counsel, Sr., 55 hurdles

Ran 8.25 for third at competitive Private School Invitational.

Chelsea HarrisGaithersburg, Sr., high jump

Followed third-place finish at counties with regional, state titles.

Laura DallyWalter Johnson, Jr., triple jump

Also stood out in hurdles, finished second to LaFond here at counties.

Rachel PorzelBlake, Sr., shot put

Won counties with season-best throw of 36 feet, 6 inches; won states.

Erin ParkerDamascus, Sr., pole vault

Hit 9 feet, 6 inches to tie for third at state meet.

Northwest 4x200 relay

Olivia Ekponé, Sr.; Britt Eckerstrom, Sr.; Hayley Henshaw, Soph.; Sheridan Allen, Sr.

Won regionals, states; best time of season was 1:44.54.

Northwest 4x400 relay

Olivia Ekponé, Sr.; India Knight, Jr.; Achankeng Acha-Morfaw, Jr.; Tiara Wellman, Fr.

Season-best time (4:02.34) sealed historic state win for Jaguars.

Northwest 4x800 relay

Britt Eckerstrom, Sr.; Achankeng Acha-Morfaw, Jr.; Kaitlyn Gularson, Jr.; Naomi Sheppard, Fr.

Defended Jaguars' 2010 state title with impressive 9:34.70 mark.

Honorable mention

Bethany White, Magruder, Fr., 55 meters

Rachel Watkins, Magruder, Jr., 300 meters

Alex Carroll, Damascus, Sr., 500 meters

Camille Bouvet, Walter Johnson, Sr., 800 meters

Grace Corbett, Wootton, Jr., 1,600 meters

Abbey Daley, Clarksburg, Soph., 3,200 meters

Gwen Shaw, Wootton, Soph., 55 hurdles

Bailee Freeman, Clarksburg, Jr., high jump

Taylor Caulk, Churchill, Jr., long jump

Catherine Panasenkov, Q. Orchard, Soph., pole vault

Good Counsel 4x200 relay

Wootton 4x400 relay

B-CC 4x800 relay