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brian lewis⁄the gazetteThe 2006 All-Gazette Girls Cross-Country first team. Front row (left to right): Kathy Aherne, Emma Eckerstrom, Ashlyn Sinclair, Halsey Sinclair; back row: Coach of the Year Seann Pelkey, Nora McCall, Athlete of the Year Morgane Gay, Cara Harrison, Veronica Salcido, Louise Hannallah, Taylor Colbert.
Had best performances during championship season, placing first in the county (18:14) and second at the 4A West Region (19:14) and state (19:21) meets.
Kathy Aherne Northwest Junior
Consistent performer was sixth in county, seventh in region, 11th in state.
Taylor Colbert Damascus Sophomore
Placed in top 15 in all three championship meets: county, regionals and states.
Emma Eckerstrom Northwest Junior
Led Jaguars to county-best third place at states with sixth-place finish.
Louise Hannallah Churchill Junior
Last year’s top runner placed fourth at states, fifth at counties and sixth in 4A West Region.
Cara Harrison Quince Orchard Senior
Parlayed strong September into top-five finishes at counties, regionals and states.
Nora McCall Good Counsel Senior
Captured third straight WCAC title in 21:01 and finished fourth at private-school state meet.
Veronica Salcido Wootton Junior
Three-time All-Gazette performer ran ninth in region, 11th in county and 15th at states.
Ashlyn Sinclair Blair Senior
Strong final season included fourth-place finish at regionals and seventh at counties.
Halsey Sinclair Blair Senior
Capped stellar high-school career with three top-eight finishes, including 4A West Region title.
girls Coach of the Year
Quince Orchard, 5th Year
Pelkey’s Cougars broke Northwest’s three-year stranglehold on county championship and captured fifth regional crown in last six years. Also guided Quince Orchard to fourth-place finish at state meet.
Stephanie Bardon (Good Counsel, Junior)
Sarah Britton (Richard Montgomery, Junior)
Maryam Fikri (Churchill, Freshman)
Debbie Isen (Whitman, Junior)
Alana Moore (Richard Montgomery, Sophomore)
Aimee Moores (Quince Orchard, Sophomore)
Jennifer Spencer (Walter Johnson, Senior)
Abby Spitler (Gaithersburg, Freshman)
Becca Stinner (Northwest, Junior)
Tara Weiss (Gaithersburg, Senior)