Thursday, June 21, 2007

All-Gazette track and field: Boys

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Ben Horner, shown here during the 2006 state championships, is The Gazette’s Boys Athlete of the Year.
First team

Athlete of the Year

Ben Horner


Class 1A State and West Region champion in the discus and shot put, Horner’s toss of 171 feet in the discus was the best of any high school competitions this year. Even with injuries, turned in the sixth best heave in the shot put in the entire state.

Coach of the Year

Nick Snyder

Thomas Johnson

As a first-year head coach, helped the Patriots go from a rebuilding phase during indoor to Frederick County and Class 4A North Region champs.

nMatt Baum

Brunswick, Pole Vault

Won the Class 1A state championship with a leap of 13 feet and won the Frederick County meet with a 13-3 effort.

nAlex Edelmann

Middletown, Pole Vault

Won the Class 2A State champion with a mark of 13 feet 1.25 inches.

nJimmy Harris

Middletown, High Jump

An underdog at the start of the season, the 2A state champ had a personal best 6-6 effort this spring.

nBrent Dawson

Century, 800

Dawson won the state title in the 800 meters and copped both the 400 and 800 title in the Carroll County championship meet.

nQuentin Ferguson

Frederick, hurdles

County 300 meter hurdle champ and football star had the fourth best overall time in the 110 hurdles and recorded the 10th best time in the 300.

nNick HruchLiberty, High jump

In an injury-shortened senior season, Hruch still posted a leap of 6-7, second best in the state.

nJacob WrightLinganore, Pole vault

A member of the 13-foot club, Wright was fourth overall in the state, and second in the Class 3A state championships.

nMatt KeplerMiddletown, Pole vault

Kepler recorded a 13-foot effort this season and went over 12-6 on three occasions. Was second in the Class 2A state meet.

nWillie BlaszkiewiczThomas Johnson, High jump

Peaking at the right time, the high-flying Patriot was second in the Class 4A meet with a leap of 6-6, and also placed second in the county meet.

nJoshua Mayne

Linganore, Discus

Was third in the discus at the Class 3A state meet while winning the West Region. Was also the county champion in the shot put.

nAlex Kachalov

Middletown, High jump

Won the 2A West region championship with a leap of 6-4 and was third in the state meet.

nNick Forbes

Thomas Johnson, Discus

Won several big meet titles this spring, including the 4A North Region crown.

nAnthony Walker

Frederick, Long jump

The 2A West Region title holder in the long jump was sixth in the state meet in both the long jump as well as the triple jump. Also a standout on the Cadets football team.

nNick Stine

Urbana, 800

Stine won both the Frederick meet as well as the 3A West. He also finished third at the state championships.

nTuscarora4x200 relay

(Bryant Armour, Dominic Clarke, Fabian Gonzalez and John Robinson)

This speedy contingent won both the Frederick County and 3A West Region championships while placing fourth at the state meet.

Honorable Mention

100m dash — Taylor Hubbard, Thos. Johnson

200m dash— D.J. Watkins, Walkersville

400m dash — Andrew Trettel, Brunswick

800m run — Adam Graybeal, Glenelg

1,600m run — Dylan Bernard, Urbana, Andrew Trettell, Brunswick

3,200m run — Ceth Parker, Catoctin, Dylan Bernard, Urbana

110m high hurdles — Tyler Treadway, Urbana

300m intermediate hurdles — Kyle Pineda, Linganore

4x100m relay team — Walkersville

4x200m relay team — Middletown

4x400m relay team — Tuscarora

4x800m relay team — Century, Glenelg, Urbana

High jump — Corey Blain, Middletown

Long Jump —Justin Nelson, Tuscarora

Triple jump —Jon Hill, Walkersville

Pole vault — Dustin Fishman, Urbana, Chris

Antol, Liberty, Chris Wagner, South Caroll , Tyler Roberts, Walkersville, Josh Haines, Walkersville, Will Bell, Middletown, David Becker, Tuscarora

Shot put — Thomas Threadgill, Frederick

Discus — Warren Mullin, Linganore

Discus — Jacquelyn Adcock, Damascus, Sr.