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<>Track named in Colbertís honor<>

The indoor track at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover has been named in honor of longtime county track coach Larry Colbert.

The Prince George's County Council and the Prince George's County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission announced the honor last week with a plaque unveiling ceremony.

Colbert, currently an assistant coach at Bowie State University, is synonymous with Prince George's County track. He helped establish the Glenarden Track Club, which has been instrumental in the development of many top high school track stars. Colbert also was a longtime coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, guiding his teams to 20 state championships (10 girls indoor titles, four boys indoor titles, four girls outdoor titles and two boys outdoor titles).

<>Surrattsville grad receives preseason honor<>

Surrattsville High graduate Joe Rollins, a rising junior on the McDaniel College football team, has been named to the Beyond College Sports Network (BSN) Division III Preseason All-America second team, released on Monday.

Rollins, a running back, was a unanimous first-team All-Centennial Conference selection and was named to the all-region second team after leading the conference with 1,401 yards rushing as a sophomore.

His 140.1 yards per game was nearly 33 yards a game better than any other back in the league. He carried the ball a conference-high 254 times and 11 touchdowns. He had seven 100-yard rushing games, including a program record-tying 311 against Moravian College (Pa.) on Sept. 10.

Rollins also caught 12 passes for 63 yards and returned 11 kickoffs for 280 yards, including a program-record 90-yarder in the season opener against Catholic University (D.C.). Rollins finished the season with a conference-best 1,744 all-purpose yards.

BSN selected Rollins as a third-team All-American following the 2011 season.

<>Lacrosse national spotlight<>

One player from Prince Georgeís County has been selected to represent Maryland in the 2012 Brine National All-Star Lacrosse Academy and National Lacrosse Classic. The Brine National All-Star Lacrosse Academy brings the top players in the country to one venue, where 16 regional teams compete for a national title in the Classic.

DeMatha Catholicís Garrett Hasken was chosen to represent the Maryland region at the tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday-Wednesday in Boyds, Md.

— Compiled from Gazette staff reports