Montgomery County 2005-2006 All-Gazette: Girls track and field

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

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Charlie Shoemaker⁄The Gazette
The 2006 All-Gazette Girls Outdoor Track and Field Team. Front row (left to right): Athlete of the Year Audrey Gariepy, Renee McClinton, Jenny McCoy, Hilary Moen, Stephanie Alberico, Emma Eckerstrom. Second row: Debbie Isen, Katie McFadden, Morgane Gay, Leslie Morrison, Leah Putman, Halsey Sinclair, Jacquelyn Adcock. Third row: Katelyn Poss, Brittany McLeod, Dominique Wright, Michele Miller, Asia Nettles, Ashlee Payne, Romula Hawthorne. Not pictured: Ini Akpandak.

Athlete of the Year

Audrey Gariepy

Churchill, Junior

Prodigy did it all for the Bulldogs, scoring 29 points at states to lead them to a second-place finish in 4A. Set school records in triple jump (37-9 1⁄2) and 100-meter high hurdles (14.58). Won county titles in long and triple jumps, regional titles in both events, plus high hurdles and high jump, and state titles in the latter two. Earned first-team honors in high hurdles, high jump and triple jump.

Firt team

Ini AkpandakMagruder, Senior, 100, 200m

Colonels’ best burner in quite some time. Won county title in 200, regional titles in both events and finished fourth in both at states.

Leslie MorrisonWhitman, Sophomore, 400, 800m

Capped fantastic season by winning county and regional titles in both events and then finishing as a runner-up at states in both.

Halsey SinclairBlair, Junior, 1,600m

Junior dominated mile, finishing 1-1-2 in county, region and state.

Emma EckerstromNorthwest, Sophomore, 3,200m

Diminutive two-miler shocked state with 4A win in 11:05.8 after finishing second to Sinclair in county.

Hilary MoenWalter Johnson, Senior, 300m intermediate hurdles

Senior left no doubt in intermediate hurdles, finishing first in county and region and fourth at states. Will run at Virginia next year.

Kennedy 4x100 relayAsia Nettles, Sr.; Dominique Wright, Jr.; Romula Hawthorne, Soph.; Michele Miller, Jr.

After finishing fourth in county, posted best time of any county team all season at states (49.5).

Kennedy 4x200 relayAsia Nettles, Sr.; Ashlee Payne, Jr.; Dominique Wright, Jr.; Michele Miller, Jr.

Like in 4x100, Cavaliers saved best for last, finishing third at states in 1:43.7.

Walter Johnson 4x400 relayRenee McClinton, Soph.; Stephanie Alberico, Jr.; Hilary Moen, Sr.; Jenny McCoy, Jr.

Wildcats dipped under 4:00 to win region in 3:59.4. Also third at states in 4:00.6.

Whitman 4x800 relayKatie McFadden, Sr.; Debbie Isen, Soph.; Morgane Gay, Soph.; Leslie Morrison, Soph.

No one challenged Vikings, whose fastest time was 9:22.7 to win county. Also won region and finished second at states.

Leah PutmanSherwood, Junior, Long jump

Warrior posted county’s best jump to finish fourth at states in 17-2 1⁄4.

Brittany McLeodQuince Orchard, Junior, Pole vault

Vaults of 6-6 good for regional title and 10th at states.

Katelyn PossPoolesville, Senior, Shot put

Towson-bound thrower finished second in county and won regional and state titles in 1A. State throw was county’s best at 38-3 1⁄4.

Jacquelyn AdcockDamascus, Junior, Discus

Steady junior exploded at states for 4A title in 117-5. Won regional crown in 111-4.

Honrable mention

100m dash — Marissa Armour, Rockville, Sophomore

200m dash — Michele Miller, Kennedy, Junior

400m dash — Asia Nettles, Kennedy, Senior

800m run — Kathy Aherne, Northwest, Sophomore

1,600m run — Laura McCary, Magruder, Junior

3,200m run — Halsey Sinclair, Blair, Junior

100m high hurdles — Shaakira Raheem, Einstein, Junior

300m intermediate hurdles — Jenny McCoy, Walter Johnson, Junior

4x100 relay team — Gaithersburg (Nicole Peterson, Fr.; Talareah Frazier, Sr.; Xania Steele, Sr.; Alissa Jewell, Soph.)

4x200 relay team — Walter Johnson (Jennyka Neil, Fr.; Renee McClinton, Soph.; Jenny McCoy, Jr.; Hilary Moen, Sr.)

4x400 relay team — Kennedy (Michele Miller, Jr.; Ashlee Payne, Jr.; Dominique Wright, Jr.; Asia Nettles, Sr.)

4x800 relay team — Churchill (Lindsey Moloznik, Sr.; Louise Hannallah, Soph.; Betsey Morser, Jr.; Rachel Solnick, Sr.)

High jump — Chelsea Reinks, Damascus, Junior

Long jump — Audrey Gariepy, Churchill, Junior

Triple jump — Bianca Williams, Holton-Arms, Junior

Pole vault — Rebecca Schaefer, Magruder, Senior

Shot put — Judie Lomax, Bullis, Senior

Discus — Arleigh Rose, Sherwood, Sophomore