2010 Gazette-Star all-county boys' track and field team
Boys' Runner of the Year
Darby seemingly came from nowhere last season as a freshman with high finishes in regional and state competition. This year, the sophomore became the state's fastest sprinter. His Class 3A state championship times in the 100 meters (10.89 seconds) and 200 meters (21.95 seconds) were the fastest times recorded across all classifications at the state meet.
Boys' Field Athlete of the Year
Henry A. Wise
Butler was simply dominant in the shot put. His Class 4A state-championship-winning throw of 55 feet, 4 1/2 inches was nearly two feet longer than the second-place throw. Butler swept 4A South Region and county championships in the shot put and discus and was the runner-up in the discus at the state championships. He will continue his career at Morgan State University.
Boys' Coach of the Year
Henry A. Wise
The Pumas became the team to beat in the county this season. Carter guided his team to resounding victories at the county and 4A South Region championships. The Pumas were able to take down county indoor and 4A South Region champion Suitland and finished third in the team category at the state championships, the highest showing by any county boys' team.
Boys' First Team
Christopher Walker, DeMatha
Walker's Washington Catholic Athletic Conference winning time in the 400 of 48.17 would have beaten the top time in all four classifications at the state public school championships.
Cory Puffett, DeMatha
The senior and University of Maryland recruit was third in the 1,600 and second in the 3,200 at the WCAC. His times in those races 4:21.97 in the 1,600 and 9:23.06 were tops in the county this season.
Cullen Moseley, Parkdale
The senior battled back from injuries during the cross country season last fall to win the 1,600 and 3,200 at both the county and 4A South Region championships.
L'Zerek Chapman, Laurel
A relative unknown at the start of the season, the sophomore won the 4A South Region 100 championship and was second at the state championships in the same event.
Steve Ehahoun, Bladensburg
One of the county's top hurdlers, the senior swept the 110 and 300 hurdles at the 4A South Region championships and took third in the 110 hurdles at the state championships.
Charles Bolinger, Eleanor Roosevelt
The county's best middle-distance runner, Bolinger won the 4A South Region 800 title and finished third in the event at the state championships with a county-best time of 1 minute, 56.24 seconds.
Brian David, Henry A. Wise
David was the best 400 runner in the county public schools, sweeping that event at the county and 4A South Region championships and taking third at the state meet.
Kyle Smith, Frederick Douglass
Smith won the 110 hurdles at the 2A state championships while finishing second in the state in the 300 hurdles and sweeping the 2A South Region 110 and 300 hurdles.
Ben McKinzie, Largo
McKinzie finished second in the 400 at the county and 3A South Region championships. He was third in the event at the state championships to go along with third-place county and regional finishes in the 200.
Leverne Jacobs, Suitland
Jacobs won the county and 4A South Region titles in the long jump, while finishing second in the event at the state championships.
Josh McPhearson, DeMatha
The sophomore won the WCAC 100 title with a time of 10.92 seconds and took fourth in the 200 at the WCAC championships.
Justin Ahalt, Eleanor Roosevelt
Always near the front of the pack in county distance races, Ahalt won the 4A South Region 3,200 title along with second-place finishes in the 1,600 at the county and region championships.
Dondre Echols, Potomac
The sophomore won the state 3A title in the 110 hurdles after taking 3A South Region titles in the 110 and 300 hurdles and the county title in the 110 hurdles.
Robert Mercer, Oxon Hill
Mercer won the county and 4A South Region pole vault championships, then took third place in the Class 4A state meet.
Boys' Second Team
Garland Brooks and Troy Browne, Charles H. Flowers
Marcus Hagans and Antonio Washington, Potomac
Thomas Gaither, DeMatha
Andrew Boseman and Chris Henry, Gwynn Park
Tavon Cooper, Titus Till and DeAndre Smith, Henry A. Wise
Jordan Coleman and Sequan Johnson, Suitland
Edose Ibadin, DuVal
Gidewon Zecarias, Bladensburg
David Stone, Bishop McNamara
Jonathan Parish and Yaw Adjei, Fairmont Heights.